I have a great interest in horology (the study of time) and am amazed at the various instruments that have been created in order to measure and keep time. Even though we all just glance down at our smartphones for the time, this ring is nostalgia for the past.
- Sterling Silver
- Hourglass measures approx 1/2" x 3/8" or 14mm x 10mm
- Packaged in premium linen bag with gift box
What can I do to minimize tarnish?
Sterling silver will develop a patina or tarnish as a natural reaction to various things in the environment. It is the nature of the metal to discolor as it comes in contact with moisture, body products, skin oils, etc. but it can easily be cleaned with the right product.
My pieces are not plated or coated with anything and the pure metal does require a degree of care and maintenance.
How do I clean my jewelry?
I suggest a silver cream polish for sterling silver items, and a mild soap with warm water for gold or items with stones. A great product that I use frequently is Wright's Silver Cream or Weiman's Silver cream.
This can also be used on gold. It is easy to use and comes with a soft sponge to apply the cream to your jewelry ( a paper towel can also be used to apply the polish). It should then be rinsed and thoroughly dried.
This can be found at most supermarkets or hardware stores in the cleaning aisle as it is the same product used for sterling silver flatware. A polishing cloth can also be a great way to quickly wipe down a piece as well.