ALL PRODUCTS ARE 925 (A.K.A STERLING SILVER)
Sterling Silver is a 92.5% silver and 7.5% alloy mix. This is the common standard of silver jewelry as pure silver is much too soft and malleable. The 7.5% alloy mix (mostly copper) gives enough hardiness while keeping to the bright white precious metal look. Oxidisation is a common natural reaction to be expected when the alloy mix is exposed to oxygen, moisture and sulphur in the air — note: the silver itself does not oxidise.
IT LOVES TO BE TOUCHED
You’ll find that pieces that are unworn and left out in the open turns duller (oxidises) as compared to pieces that are more frequently worn and ‘polished’ by your daily touch. The more you wear them, the better they look (#swear).
Most of the time, sweat, soap and water are no issues. To each’s own sweat composition, the silver may or may not leave a ‘statue of liberty teal’ stain on your skin. If it does, it cleans off with a rinse and is harm free. We tried out every product on ourselves and they leave no mark whatsoever. That’s what you get with lucky sweat glands and a badass product (unlike those fast fashion brands’ plated shit).
To keep your silver bright, wear them often (why wouldn’t you?) or keep them in dry air-tight places. If you messed up, you could always revive those oxidised pieces again and again with a light polish using some old-school white toothpaste (none of that whitening and gel stuff) OR this homemade hot water, aluminium foil and baking soda combo. But of course, if you have one, a silver polishing cloth works just as well too.
If you prefer to keep them matte and grungy looking, we don’t judge. Seawater, chlorine pools, hot tubs and household chemicals, are some ways to darken and tarnish the pieces further.
As with other precious metals, the silver surface is still quite ‘soft’ so scratches are bound to happen from everyday wear. This, we can’t help you with, it's (literally) in your hands.