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How To Make Your Jewelry Shine

Our “recipe” for jewelry care and cleaning

There’s nothing worse than silver that’s lost its shine. If you’re guilty of wearing jewelry in the shower, when you’re cleaning or while you’re cooking (it’s ok – we are too!) you might notice it looking dull. Have no fear! We’re here with tips to clean, polish and care for your silver jewelry so it keeps shining for years to come. 

Cooking with jewelry is one thing, but baking, especially making cookie dough or pie crusts is another. Floury baking items can get caked on and stuck in your jewelry. Removing rings when you’re kneading or mixing with your hands is always the best bet – but be sure to put them in a safe dry place! Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re in the kitchen this holiday season. 

First, no two pieces of jewelry are the same & there are different ways to clean and care for each. Most of our jewelry is made with 925 sterling silver, and will have a .925 stamp on it. Did you know that wearing silver jewelry often can actually help prevent tarnish?  

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Tarnishing 

Silver can tarnish over time – and that’s ok! Tarnishing occurs when silver is exposed to oxygen or sulfur, which are a little hard to avoid. So, while you are baking that pumpkin pie try storing your silver to keep it safe and dry! 

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Polishing your jewelry with a silver cleaning cloth, like Our easy-to-use specially treated Signature Polishing Cloth, will remove most tarnish. One side wipes jewelry clean while the other polishes and shines. Silver is a soft metal and that means it’s more likely to become scratched. Don’t use a toothbrush or other abrasive cleaners because they will likely scratch the silver. 

 When polishing, use back and forth motions instead of rubbing in circles which will actually magnify or intensify scratches and blemishes. Make sure you’re moving to different sections of the cloth as you go.

The Silpada team gets questions about cleaning and caring for our jewelry a lot, so we asked our experts for some advice on keeping your silver looking bright and shiny for years to come. 

Tips from our experts 

  • If tarnish is not severe, grab a Silpada Cleaning Cloth and buff it out. These cloths get the job done!
  • For a quick touch up, grab some Dawn Dish Soap and lather your jewelry up!
  • Lightly wipe your plated jewelry with a damp cotton cloth. This will help to eliminate any dirt or dust from accumulating on the surface and wearing away the plating from the silver.
  • Store silver with a slip of anti-tarnish paper, like the one included with every Silpada order!
  • Avoid wearing jewelry under hot water when doing dishes or washing hands.
  • Oxidized pieces can lose the purposeful detailing from excessive cleaning, so treat these pieces differently than your sterling silver jewels. 
  • Show off your Silpada Style! The best way to keep tarnishing from occurring is to wear it!

For more Do’s and Don’ts on how to take care of your Silpada Silver go check out Keep it Sterling.

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Bonus: Holiday Recipe!

All the holiday baking talk has us thinking about the pumpkin pie recipe that our team swears by.  So, set your jewelry aside, roll up your sleeves and get ready to bake! We hope you enjoy it.

– xoxo The Silpada Team

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Filling:

  • 1 – 8- ounce pkg. Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 – 15 ounce can Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg or 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 5 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides often with spatula. The whisk attachment works the best to whip the cream cheese.
  • Add pumpkin and mix for another 5 minutes.
  • Add melted butter and vanilla and mix for 1 minute.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place pie dough in a deep-dish pie pan.
  • Pour pumpkin pie filling into pie crust and place pie plate on baking sheet. Depending on the size of your pie pan, you may have some extra filling.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Lower the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 42 – 48 minutes. Watch the crust carefully to make sure it isn’t becoming too brown. Cover with pie cover or foil to prevent browning.
  • Let chill in refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • Top with freshly whipped cream.

Insider Scoop: We have been told that the secret to the perfect pumpkin pie is adding black pepper for an extra kick of spice! 

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