Sterling silver typically requires minimal care. Over time, your jewelry may tarnish. This is a result of constant contact with your skin's natural oils, make-up residue, dirt, and air. The safest, and most effective way to preserve the bright and shiny finish on your sterling silver is to wash regularly with soap and warm water then wipe gently with a soft polishing cloth. The regular use of chemical liquid jewelry cleaners is discouraged, as they can result in a discoloration of the metal.
Always remove your jewelry before swimming, showering, or cleaning with household chemicals, especially ones containing bleach or ammonia. When it will not be worn for a extended amount of time, store your silver in a container or jewelry box. Leaving silver out in open air will promote discoloration and tarnishing.