MPNT recommends the removal of all jewellery before going to bed or participating in physical activity. Exposure to various harsh chemicals or environments can result in compromising the appearance and quality of jewellery. This includes, but is not limited to the following: very humid environments, perspiration, perfumes, cleaning agents, chlorine, salt water, and silver polish.
Cleaning your jewellery
Dilute mild soap (like soap flakes) into lukewarm water and use a soft toothbrush to clean your jewellery. Toothbrushes are ideal for cleaning jewellery with intricate detail. If the dirt is stubborn, soak the jewellery in clean water. A silver-polishing cloth which is available from most jewelers will help make your sterling silver jewellery shine if the pieces have become dull, please note this process will not remove scratches.
Storing your jewellery
Jewellery should be stored out of natural sunlight and heat, in a lined jewellery box or tarnish-resistant pouch. It can also be stored in a plastic zip lock bag made of Mylar or polyethylene. Do not use polyvinyl plastic bags like rubbish bin liners as this type of plastic contains sulfur compounds. Avoid rubber containers which will also make sterling silver tarnish much faster. Do not store your jewellery in the bathroom.
As gold and silver are soft metals they wear down with use. This is applicable to all genuine jewellery. If you tend to wear your jewellery almost every day, it is recommended that your jewellery is checked yearly by a goldsmith. They will check for signs of wear most importantly in the clasps, mounts and soldering.