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Mami's Bead Jewelry Care



Sterling silver tarnishes naturally and requires occasional cleaning. Storing your jewelry in plastic bags when not in use will slow down the tarnishing process.

Ordinary silver-jewelry cleaning solution from your local supermarket or mall will keep your Sterling-silver jewelry bright and shiny. Use a gentle type, and one that allows the entire piece to be dipped. This type of solution should not cause any harm to the glass or stone beads used in my necklaces.

Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions on the silver cleaning solution's use. Take care not to leave your jewelry immersed in the chemical for too long. Remove it as soon as the tarnish disappears. It should not take more than a minute, but usually it requires only a few seconds. Rinse the piece with warm water and dry by dabbing with a towel.

A jewelry cloth is of limited use with wire jewelry as inadvertant bending or breaking is possible. It is therefore not recommended. If you do use the cloth, use it to gently rub the jewelry piece. Do not pull the piece through the cloth.

There are also several jewelry cleaning solutions available that are specially-formulated for cleaning non-silver jewelry. This should be used to clean your gold-filled wire-wrap bead jewelry.


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