Miss Mimi only uses sterling silver (925), one of the most beautiful and lustrous of all metals. With proper care, your silver will retain its beauty and character for many generations to come.
The first rule of silver care Sterling silver tarnishes, especially when exposed to certain elements. However, silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so Miss Mimi strongly encourages you to use or wear your silver every day.
Washing silver Miss Mimi recommends washing silver by hand in warm water with a mild silver solution. – For jewelry with a smooth surface: a silversmith’s mitt or chamois cloth is recommended. – For jewelry with links or decorated surfaces: mild silver solution is recommended. – After use of each of these products, rinse items in clean water then dry with a soft cloth.
Polishing silver Use only a high quality brand. Some “dip” polishes contain harsh chemicals and should be avoided. Electrolytic cleaning (aluminum foil, salt and baking soda in a water base) is not recommended. Begin by using a soft cloth or sponge to apply the polish. Rub each piece gently but firmly lengthwise, using straight, even strokes. You may use a small brush (like a toothbrush with natural bristles) for decorative trim or borders. Wash in sudsy water, being sure to remove all the polish. Rinse well in warm water, dry thoroughly and buff gently with a soft cloth.
Storing silver Once cleaned and polished, silver must be kept dry and properly stored. The Miss Mimi packaging your product came with will protect it from abrasion and offer a degree of tarnish prevention.
Between professional servicing, most gold and platinum jewelry can be maintained with a non-abrasive cleaner. Examine your jewelry regularly to make sure settings are snug and clasps and joinings are secure. Avoid exposing gold jewelry to household bleach, which will quickly cause gold to discolor and possibly disintegrate.
Storing gold Jewelry storage is important as well. At the time of purchase, all Miss Mimi jewelry is wrapped in a protective box, case or tarnish-resistant pouch. Between wearing’s, we recommend that you place it back in its original case or another suitably lined box or pouch.