Over time, fine jewelry can become a treasured family heirloom if it is cared for properly.
The majority of our sterling silver jewelry are rhodium (platinum family) or gold plated. The surface of gold, platinum and silver jewelry tarnishes over time, this is a natural reaction with the surrounding air. However, a quick wipe with a silver cloth will immediately render the jewels sparkling and clean. A soft cloth and some mild toothpaste is also a wonderful way to brighten up silver or gold plating, rub gently and then rinse thoroughly.
It is always advisable to keep your silver pieces in their boxes to avoid tarnishing.