Why Silver Jewelry Changes Color? โ€“ NooYoo

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Why Silver Jewelry Changes Color?

February 23rd, 2024

Let's Clear Up Doubts and Tips for Maintenance ๐Ÿ”

Our customers often ask why their silver jewelry changes color quickly, unlike NooYoo’s stainless steel earrings, which stay the same. Even though we bought silver jewelry labeled “genuine silver,” it turned black shortly after.

๐Ÿค” Why does silver jewelry turn black?
Silver reacts with oxygen, a process called “oxidation”, making it change color. Everyday things like sweat, lotion, perfume, weather, or improper storage speed up this natural process, making our silver jewelry lose its shine. It might sound surprising, but it’s normal.

While silver jewelry can get dull, there’s an easy fix. You can use special cleaning cloths to wipe your silver jewelry, making it white and shiny again. If you don’t want to clean it often, consider medical-grade stainless steel (Surgical steel) jewelry. It’s easy to care for and is great for sensitive skin, keeping it shiny without much effort. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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