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How to store silver at home - coins, cutlery & silver jewelry

Published by Lars Mäki in category Articles on 18.01.2024
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After a period of disuse, silver tends to oxidize and darken due to sulfur and humidity. Therefore, we at Tavex have compiled what you need to know to take care of the silver you have at home in the best possible way!

Caring for and maintaining silver is extremely important to preserve its value and quality over time – in this article, we therefore give simple tips and tricks on how you should handle your silver. Whether it concerns silver coins, silver cutlery, or silver jewelry.

Storage of silver coins

It is strongly recommended to store silver coins in an environment that protects against humidity and contaminants, and perhaps the best place for this is in an airtight container (this is done to avoid potential corrosion).

Further down in the article, we have listed cost-effective products that can be helpful when you are going to store your silver coins.

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Storage of silver cutlery

Silver cutlery requires care both before and during storage. Make sure they are clean and polished before storing them. For the best protection, use acid-free boxes or special cutlery boxes and wrap them in a silver cloth that protects against tarnishing.

Can you wash silver cutlery in the dishwasher?

Yes, it is fine to wash silver cutlery in the dishwasher, but make sure the cutlery is not too tightly packed and close to steel cutlery as scratches may occur.

Do not use rubber bands for silver cutlery!

If you do not want your silver cutlery to darken, make sure that rubber bands are not near the silver as it contains sulfur.

Storage of silver jewelry

Silver jewelry is often finer and requires gentle handling. They should be stored separately in a jewelry box with soft compartments to avoid scratches and damage. Regular cleaning with mild detergents is necessary to maintain the luster. If you don’t have a polishing cloth or liquid polish at home, it’s perfectly fine to use dish soap and water.

But the best tip is to wear your jewelry regularly as silver oxidizes when it lies too long! What you should keep in mind here is to take off the jewelry when you bathe, as silver does not fare well with chlorine.

General tips for silver care

  • Use Colloidal Silver (Silver Water): With silver water, you can effectively clean and protect your silver.
  • Regular Inspection: Check your silver items from time to time to detect any damages or if the silver needs cleaning.
  • Gentle Polishing: Use special polishing cloths and cleaning agents for silver.

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3 products you need for taking care of silver

If you want to preserve your silver in the best way, there are perfect products for it. For example, silver should be handled carefully without the skin touching the product. Therefore, we recommend these products:

  • Small coin tweezers perfect for silver coins

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  • Cotton gloves for silver

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  • Cross tweezers for silver coins

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By storing your silver in the best possible way, you can preserve the value of the silver for a longer time, and with these tips, you can ensure that your silver items remain in top condition.

Do you have your own experiences or tips on storing silver? Feel free to share in the comments section below!

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Gold price (XAU-SEK)
24437,10 SEK/oz
  
- 6,90 SEK
Silver price (XAG-SEK)
309,91 SEK/oz
  
- 1,25 SEK

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