Store your jewelry in an air-tight container. Tarnish is the result of a chemical reaction with oxygen + sulfur particles in the air. The easiest way to prevent tarnish? Keep your jewelry in a zip-lock bag.

Don't store it in cotton-filled cardboard boxes. It's easy to throw your pieces back into the boxes they came in when you're not wearing them, but the reality is that long-term storage in gift boxes will contribute to tarnish, as they contain traces of sulfur.

Keep it in a cool, dark place. Sunlight, heat, and moisture can accelerate (you guessed it) tarnish.

Store each piece individually. Doing so will help to prevent dings and surface scratches.


Wear it often. Real-life magic: your skin's natural oils will help to prevent tarnish, keeping your jewelry bright and shiny!

Leave it at home if you're being extra active. Hitting the gym? Gardening? Doing some frenzied house cleaning? Helping a friend move? Silver is a relatively soft metal and is, therefore, prone to dings and scratches. Protect your rings and bracelets by leaving them at home when you're being physically active.

Put your jewelry on last. When you're getting ready for your day, don't put your jewelry on until you're finished with your makeup, lotions, perfumes, hairspray, etc. They can contribute to tarnish.

Keep it away from water and chemicals. Leave your jewelry behind if you're going for a dip in a pool or the ocean, or using harsh chemicals to clean your home. Repeated exposure to these things can tarnish your jewelry and discolor your stones over time.

Cleaning methods

Wipe clean with a jewelry cloth. This is the quickest and easiest way to remove tarnish, and you'll get a free one with any Veridian Silver Co. purchase! :)

Rub with Dawn dish soap and water. Don't have a jewelry cloth handy? Try gently washing tarnished silver pieces with some dish soap and water.

Clean with baking soda and water. Make a paste using a little baking soda and water and GENTLY scrub your piece using a toothbrush or cloth, avoiding any stones.

Soak in white vinegar and baking soda. To remove heavy tarnish from pieces that do not contain stones, soak in 1/2 cup of white vinegar + 2 tbsp of baking soda for an hour or two. Rinse your jewelry afterwards.