Why does silver tarnish?

Women can prevent silver from tarnishing.Silver is one of the most beloved metals out there, and for good reason. Silver jewelry is often inexpensive, easy-to-find, and lovely pieces are created from the metal all over the world.

However, there is one drawback to silver – it tarnishes. That’s when it turns browns and black. Aside from detracting from the beauty of the pieces, these marks can also stain one’s clothes.

So, how does this happen? Unfortunately, the process of tarnishing is natural. When the metal is exposed to air, it causes a chemical reaction known as silver sulfate. Sulfur is always in the atmosphere as the result of burning fossil fuels.

To prevent this from taking place, much of the silver sold today is covered with a thin protective layer of rhodium. This process, known as flashing, also keeps silver jewelry whiter, brighter and shinier. So it’s a win-win situation.

Women who adore their silver pieces can also take further steps to prevent tarnishing. Storing your jewelry in air-tight bins protects them and inhibits the chemical reaction.

Lastly, those who have already noticed their silver tarnishing can also clean their lovely pieces. Women can use a polishing cloth or even take their items to their local jeweler, who will clean them on a Buffing Wheel.

Jewelry lovers can even make use of a home remedy by boiling water in an aluminum pot and adding baking soda. The froth that is created from the process can be applied to the tarnished silver.

It only takes a small amount of time to wind up with beautiful pieces. Isn’t the extra effort worth it?ADNFCR-2807-ID-19839479-ADNFCR

Trouble deciding on rings? Wear them all!

You can never wear too many rings.Ever heard of the saying less is more? When it comes to sporting sexy jewelry, we’re going to have to politely disagree.

One of the biggest trends of the moment is to wear a bunch of rings at the same time. Women who have three or more pieces they adore can now don them all at the same time. The look lets people know that you’re a woman to whom attention must be paid.

We advise all girls to indulge in this trend, but ladies who are new to it should start off slow. Try sporting two to three different rings on one hand. Experiment with a large emerald cocktail ring, a diamond band and a sleek, silver item.

Today, rings are not just an afterthought – They are a key player in your jewelry ensemble. Dig into your treasure trove and you’re bound to come up with something fantastic.ADNFCR-2807-ID-19687303-ADNFCR