Jewelry Care Guide

Sterling Silver

To clean sterling silver at home follow this simple process … to remove built-up tarnish from your silver, make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoons water.  Apply with a damp sponge and gently rub, rinse, and buff dry.   You can also use aluminum foil and baking soda by placing a double layer of foil in the bottom of a pan, add warm water and a minimum of 2 tablespoons of baking soda.  Place your sterling silver jewelry into the pan and let soak for a few minutes.  Once removed, rinse and polish with a clean soft cloth.  There are also products on the market to clean the tarnish, from silver polish to cloth.  Friendly reminder that sterling silver manufacturers don’t recommend the use of silver inside the shower, in pools, ocean, inside a sauna or a hot tub.  Humidity and moisture can also make tarnish appear faster.  The high chlorine content can hasten the development of tarnish thus tarnishing the silver.  Keep all sterling silver and precious gemstones away from chlorine bleach and all household cleaners as these will cause damage.

The best way to prevent tarnishing is to store clean, dry sterling silver in a dry airtight container or Ziploc bag.  An anti-tarnish strip (see products for sale under miscellaneous) can be put in the container or Ziploc bag which helps to absorb tarnish-causing elements.   After taking off your sterling silver jewelry, clean it with a dry 100% cotton (nub free) soft cloth (see products for sale under miscellaneous) before putting away.  General rule … your sterling silver jewelry should be the last thing put on before leaving the house and the first thing removed when returning home.  Reminder – sterling silver is quite a soft metal and can be scratched if it is rubbed too briskly.  Paper and coarse fabrics often contain wood fibers or synthetics that can cause scratches in the surface.


Ring Size Chart

You will require a string, ruler and pen.  Cut the string but not too long.  Wrap the string around the base of the finger in which you will be wearing the ring, slightly below the knuckle.  Use the pen to mark the string where it ends.  Lay the string on the ruler with the area marked on the right.  The number closest to the pen mark is the ring size in either inches or millimeters.  The chart below will help you identify the ring size required.  You will want to ensure an accurate reading so as they say, measure twice and make sure the ring you measure fits comfortably over your finger’s joint and rests snugly at the bottom of your finger.

Ring Size (Canada / USA)

Inside Measurement (in inches)

    Diameter                      Circumference

Inside Measurement (in millimeters)

Diameter                          Circumference

5

0.618

1.942

15.7

49.3

5.5

0.634

1.992

16.1

50.6

6

0.650

2.042

16.5

51.9

6.5

0.666

2.092

16.9

53.1

7

0.682

2.143

17.3

54.4

7.5

0.698

2.193

17.7

55.7

8

0.714

2.243

18.1

57.0

8.5

0.730

2.293

18.5

58.2

9

0.746

2.344

18.9

59.5

9.5

0.762

2.394

19.4

60.8

10

0.778

2.444

19.8

62.1

10.5

0.794

2.494

20.2

63.3

11

0.810

2.545

20.6

64.6

11.5

0.836

2.595

21.0

65.9

12

0.842

2.645

21.4

67.2

12.5

0.858

2.695

21.8

68.5

13

0.874

2.746

22.2

69.7

13.5

0.890

2.796

22.6

71.0

14

0.906

2.846

23.0

72.3

 

Necklace Measurements

·         Choker – 16 inches

·         Princess length – 18 inches but can range from 17 to 19 inches and sits at the collarbone.

·         Matinee length – 20 inches and extends just a bit below the collarbone.

·         If you require a chain that sits at or just above the neckline, a 22 inch will work.