Preziosa uses only sterling silver, one of the most beautiful and lustrous of all metals. With proper care, your silver will retain its beauty along the time. Sterling silver is a precious metal but it's really soft and could be damaged or scratched easily; for this reason Preziosa recommends to be careful and avoid contact with hard surfaces.
Sterling silver tarnishes, especially when exposed to salt air and products containing sulfur, such as rubber bands and some papers. However, silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so Preziosa strongly encourages you to use or wear your silver every day.
Preziosa recommends washing silver by hand in warm water with a mild detergent. In order not to lose metal brightness Preziosa reminds you that polishing jewelry with a proper silver soft cloth is important. Silver lotion soaked cloth can be found and we suggest to use them when jewelry becomes opaque because of superficial scratches. Begin by using a soft cloth or sponge to apply the polish. For jewels with stones or decorative trims you may polish them using a small brush with natural soft bristles, rub each piece gently but firmly lengthwise, using straight, even strokes. After that, wash the jewelry and dry them with a proper soft cloth.
Once cleaned and polished, silver must be kept dry and properly stored.
Preziosa jewelry are nichel free.