Q: Will sterling silver look good on me?
A: Color experts who study the hair, eyes and skin tones of their clients to determine which colors look good on them, have found that 7 out of 10 people look their BEST when they wear silver!
Q: What is sterling silver and how can I be certain that I am getting sterling silver?
A: For an item to be sterling silver, it must be composed of 92.5% or more of pure silver. The remaining 7% or so is a metal alloy added to provide strength to the jewelry item. Jewelry items can be stamped “sterling silver” or “.925”, the international symbol for sterling silver.
Q: Will sterling silver jewelry tarnish? If it does, how do I clean it?
A: Eventually, sterling silver turns dark and needs to be polished. There are several ways to clean silver, brass, copper, gold, etc.
To brighten your jewelry everyday, use the “Amazing” Jewelers Polishing Cloth. .
Use a cleaning solution made up of one spoon green dish soap, one spoon Ammonia, three spoons hot water. Dip an old, soft toothbrush in the cleaning solution and scrub the piece all over enthusiastically. Rinse under hot running water and dry well with a paper towel. If jewelry item (without stones) is excessively dirty, let sit in solution overnight.
Q: How can I keep my jewelry looking good?
A: Shore Silver’s jewelry creations are designed to give you years of wearing pleasure. Here are some simple suggestions to keep your jewelry looking like new.
Remove your jewelry before bathing and sleeping.
Remove jewelry during periods of strenuous activities, exercise, swimming (pools or ocean), work, washing dishes, household chores, etc.
If possible, store jewelry in an airtight zip-lock bag when not wearing. This prevents tarnishing.
Avoid contact with all chemicals — perfumes, hair sprays, dyes, etc.
Q: How can I determine my correct ring size?
A: The most accurate way is to go to a local jewelry store and ask them to size your finger. Tell the person at the store that you would like to know your exact finger size in case you decide to make a future purchase. Note: Shore Silver carries FULL SIZES ONLY. So, if your ring size measures slightly over a full size, such as a 7 1/2, you’ll want to order a size 8.