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tab"We were taught to believe that the Great Spirt see and hears everthing, and that he never forgets; that hereafter he will give every man a spirit-home according to his deserts.... This I believe, and all my people believe the same."

Joseph [Hinmato Yalatkit]
(1830-1904)
Nez Perce chief

Silver cleaning supplies title

 

Hagerty Silver Clean
7.0 oz

$6.00

Polishing Glove
Polishing glove
$5.00

Caring for Silver Jewelry

tabSilver is tarnished by sulfur containing elements such as wool, felt, food (onions, eggs, and mayonnaise), fossil fuels, rubber bands, latex gloves, carpet padding, and certain paints. Tarnish can be accelerated in a humid environment. Salts, from foods, bodily oils, or natural elements (the ocean air) are corrosive elements and therefore a danger to silver. The effects of salts, if not quickly removed, can permanently damage fine silver.

tabTarnish is easily removed when first noticed. If used and polished often, silver will tarnish infrequently. Tarnish that is allowed to sit over time, however, becomes difficult to remove.

tabInformation provide by Hagerty & Sons

How to Care for Native Silver Jewelry

tabSterling Silver jewelry should only be cleaned with a silver polishing cloth or cleaner that specifically says silver jewelry. 

tabAll semi-precious stones used in the Native American jewelry should be handled with care.  At no time should they be in contact with bleach, lotions, detergents or other chemicals.  Semi-precious stones are naturally softer and more porous than gem stones causing them to absorb these chemicals. Absorption of chemicals changes the structural integrity of the stone. These changes include but are not limited to color change and stone weakness. 

tabWe recommend an annual professional cleaning and checking of the stone settings to preserve the life of your jewelry.  Repairs and checking of your jewelry can be done through our in store service department.