Whether you decide to wear your own birthstone charm or your child's birthstone, these birth ornament charms will be a treasured keepsake. They look great on a chain necklace or bracelet, alone or with other Waxing Poetic charms.
Technical SpecsCaring for your Sterling Silver Jewelry
We use the finest formula for Sterling Silver available on the market today. It does contain anti-tarnishing agents. However, all fine sterling silver does tarnish. We recommend that you do not wear it in the shower, hot tub, sauna, ocean, and swimming pool. All of this exposure will only quicken the tarnishing process. The high chlorine and/or Bromine contents used in swimming pools and hot tubs will accelerate the tarnishing of Sterling Silver jewelry. Sometimes the high content of minerals in your water source will accelerate the tarnishing of Sterling Silver jewelry. And even sometimes the chemical makeup and oils of your skin will accelerate the tarnishing of Sterling Silver jewelry.
Removing Black Tarnish from Sterling Silver Jewelry
There are a number of ways to clean Sterling Silver, but you need to be careful as to what methods you use. Many of the over-the-counter silver jewelry cleaners contain harmful carcinogens that have been known to cause cancer, so you might want to avoid those for your silver-cleaning needs.
Removing black tarnish from your Sterling Silver Jewelry may be safely accomplished by placing a double layer of aluminum foil in the bottom of a dishpan, adding warm water and 2 - 3 heaping tablespoons of baking soda. Place the black tarnished item in the dishpan in contact with the aluminum foil; allow to soak for a few minutes and the tarnish will come off. Rinse the items well and buff with a soft polishing cloth to restore luster. To slow down tarnishing, make sure that you store your silver in a zip-lock baggie or the provided Waxing Poetic pouch.