Silver is widely used in the creation of jewelry and accessories. 100% pure silver is too soft for wearing, so it is typically alloyed with other metals to make it more durable. It is the alloy of copper that causes Sterling Silver to darken over time. Sunshine, oxygen, skin oils, pollutants, and moisture in the air are the triggers that cause the chemical reactions that tarnish silver. With proper storage, silver doesn’t require routine cleanings.
Cleaning silver and gemstone jewelry: