Caring for your CufflinksSterling Silver is a soft metal in its pure form, too soft to be used for jewelry and other items, so it is commonly mixed with additional metals to ensure durability. A popular silver mixture, called an alloy, is known as sterling silver.
The US Federal Trade Commission, stipulates that jewelry sold in the US cannot be marked or described as silver, solid silver, sterling silver, sterling, or using the abbreviation Ster. unless it contains at least 92.5 percent pure silver. All Ravi Ratan products are made with at least the 92.5% combination.
Because of this mixture, when exposed to the air, sterling silver jewelry can tarnish.
A helpful hint is to store your sterling silver jewelry in tarnish prevention cloths or bags. The treated cloth slows down the tarnishing process and keeps the jewelry from rubbing against harder jewelry that can scratch it. Try to to keep your sterling silver jewelry in a cool, dry place.
Cleaning Your Sterling Silver JewelrySterling silver can be cleaned in most cases by simply rubbing a polishing cloth on the item itself. A recommended polishing cloth can be found here - click here. For more sever cases, a phosphate free detergent can be used. This is a low abrasive cleaner, which is a good choice for removing light tarnish.