CARE FOR YOU SILVER!
Wash Silverware immediately after they come in contact with food like eggs, mustard, and mayonnaise as they cause tarnishing due to the sulphur content present in them.
Wash silver in hot sudsy water and rinse in hot clean water.
Use a soft cloth, mild detergent, and hot water to clean silver.
Avoid all citrus detergents as they can cause rust spots on silver handles and blades.
Never use abrasive pads or steel wool to remove debris.
Do not soak silverware in water for hours, doing so dulls the finish.
Dry each piece right after washing using a fresh clean cloth to avoid watermarks.
MAINTAIN YOUR SILVER!
Use your Flatware and Hollowware regularly to maintain the shine and avoid tarnishing.
If your silverware set has multiple pieces, make sure each gets equal use.
Avoid rubber and latex gloves, they may contain sulphur which can tarnish the silver, instead use cotton gloves.
Do not use silver dips, polishes, abrasives, all-purpose metal cleaner, toothpastes that are not suggested and recommended by us.
Do not wrap silver in plastic food wrap or use rubber bands to secure the silver, as plastic wraps and rubber bands can permanently bond and discolor sterling silver.
POLISHING YOUR SILVER!
Dust your silver wash in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.
Soak some cotton or a small corner of the polishing cloth with a liquid polish.
Apply a thin layer on the entire piece, and a little extra on carved sections or intricate borders.
Apply in circular motion, rub only in lengthwise direction ensuring no criss-cross or circular strokes. Follow the contour of each piece, never use rubbing motion. Let dry for 15 minutes.
Take an unwashed clean soft flannel cloth, gently rub on your silver removing tarnish.
Take another unwashed flannel and rub it gently on the piece to bring out the patina and sheen.
For smaller objects use a hog’s hair brush, not a toothbrush or paintbrush as they are too abrasive.
STORING YOUR SILVER!
To avoid scratches, each piece of your silver should be stored individually in it’s own flannel wrapping.
Do not use wool, felt, chamois leather or newspaper for storing silver as they can cause excessive tarnishing.
It is advised not to keep silver in unvarnished wooden shelves as they emit harmful vapours due to wood’s acidic nature.
Beware of coal and gas fireplaces, they may cause silver accents to tarnish.
Store and keep in dry and cool places, as exposure to heat and moisture can lead to tarnishing.