Silver earrings can be some of your favorite pieces of jewelry. Unfortunately, there are some potential issues that your silver earrings may encounter. Being aware of the types of issues silver earrings might encounter will allow you to more effectively care for them so that they will last as long as possible.
Heat And Moisture
Storing silver earrings near sources of heat and moisture can be extremely damaging to them. In particular, it can contribute to the earrings developing extensive corrosion and discoloration.
While it may be possible to remove the corrosion and correct the discoloration, this can be a difficult and expensive repair. Making sure to store the earrings in a container that will protect them from these threats is the best option for preventing this damage to the earrings.
Luckily, there are many jewelry boxes that are designed to offer some protection to the items inside them against moisture and heat damage. Individuals are often hesitant to invest in a high-quality jewelry box due to assuming that they will always be extremely expensive. However, these containers are often far more affordable than individuals might first assume.
Scratches can severely degrade the appearance of your new silver earrings. While scratches in silver may not be as readily noticeable as those in gold, they can still contribute to the silver becoming dull.
Many of these scratches can occur when the earrings are being stored loosely in a jewelry box. This will allow them to rub against each other or other pieces of jewelry.
You will want to have a separate compartment for each piece of jewelry that is stored in the jewelry box. If your jewelry box only has a single compartment, using tissue or plastic to separate the pieces can reduce the risk fo these scratches occurring without needing to invest in a new jewelry box.
Whether it is from putting on the earrings or improperly storing them, it can be possible for them to developing warping or bending. Most often, this will impact the backing of the earring, but it can occur to any part of the earring, depending on the way pressure is applied.
When warping or bending occurs, individuals will often have the impulse to attempt to straighten out the damage by hand. However, this is unlikely to succeed, and you may actually be far more likely to simply make the damage worse. A jeweler should be able to quickly and accurately straighten out any bending or warping that occurs.
For more information on taking care of your silver earrings, contact a jewelry business.