The longevity and allure of your silver jewellery with our comprehensive care tips and advice. Explore recommendations on cleaning, storage, and maintenance to ensure your silver pieces continue to shine with timeless elegance.


We’ve made your GeMMs a joy to look after! Enclosed in every beautifully presented box is a handy jewellery care card for your information.

Here we delve into some more details about how to make sure your GeMMs piece is a lifetime purchase.

Our materials

All of our pieces are lovingly created using the finest quality 925 sterling silver. Some of our pieces are also crafted with cubic zirconia. This will be specified in the product description.

All About Silver Jewellery

As you might know, silver is subject to natural tarnishing over time, resulting in dull or even black jewellery. Tarnishing occurs when silver is exposed to oxygen and sulphur in the air. It is unavoidable, but it does not damage the metal and can be removed easily with cleaning.  The amount of tarnishing that occurs is dependant on the skin and care habits of the wearer. Tarnishing therefore is not a manufacturing fault. 

Cleaning Silver Jewellery

The simplest way to clean silver is to buy a specialist cleaning solution or cloth. Just make sure they have been designed for cleaning silver. Silver cleaning cloths should be soft and infused with anti tarnish agents. 

Another option is to soak the jewellery for ten minutes in a bowl of lukewarm water with a few drops of washing-up liquid. Gently scrub the silver with a soft, clean brush. Rinse in clean, warm water. Leave to air dry. 

Caring for Silver Jewellery

Although silver is a waterproof material and can be worn in the shower, chlorine can damage, so please remove your GeMMs before swimming.

Are you using more hand sanitiser since the start of the pandemic? Due to the high alcohol content it can tarnish your metal jewellery quicker.

To maintain the shine on your silver, put on perfumes or lotions before wear.

Residue from soap and hand gels can result in a dull surface. 

Wearing, and being careful with how you store your silver jewellery will slow the process of tarnishing.

Storing Silver Jewellery

When your silver piece is not being worn, store it away in your GeMMs & Co jewellery pouch and box to help maintain it and to get the most from your product. 

 Top tips at a glance!

• Put on perfumes or lotions before wear.
• Polish regularly with a silver care cloth to keep the shine.
• Store in your GeMMs & Co pouch or box when not in use.
• Refer to our jewellery care instructions on the handy card as pictured above that comes with each purchase!

Take care of your GeMMs & Co piece, and it will stay precious for years to come…


For more tips of how to clean silver watch Mushky's Instagram reel  on our social media page!