The best way to maintain the finish of your piece, and to prevent tarnishing, is to wear it. When not being worn, store the piece in an airtight container (i.e. ziploc) in order to slow the oxidization process. Below you will find directions for cleaning the various finishes I use in my work.

POLISHED (SHINY) FINISH: Clean with a polishing cloth intended for sterling silver or you can try this natural method (Put some aluminum foil, your silver jewellery and a couple of inches of water at the bottom of a pan. Add 2 tsp. of salt and 2 tsp. of baking soda; bring it to a boil and let it boil for a few minutes. Remove your jewellery, rinse, and buff with a soft cloth). 

BRUSHED (MATTE) FINISH: Using a kitchen scouring pad or fine sandpaper (400 or 600 grit), rub with the grain of the metal to remove any tarnish from your piece. 

OXIDIZED (DARKENED) FINISH: These pieces do not require cleaning or polishing, however please keep in mind that the dark patina will lighten with time and any rubbing or polishing will speed up this process. 

Please contact me if you are uncertain about how to clean a particular piece or I can clean your piece, free of charge, provided that you make arrangements to get the piece to me (and back to you).