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A Guide to Caring for Your Montana Silversmiths Jewelry


April 29, 2020

Montana Silversmiths Jewelry Care Blog

A Guide to Caring for Your Montana Silversmiths Jewelry

Walk into your local Wilco and you might catch a glimpse of the lit-up Montana Silversmiths case filled with dozens of pretty pieces. It’s easy to cave in and buy yourself or a loved one a little something special packaged so neatly in a classic blue velvet box. Montana Silversmiths is known for their beautiful western-inspired designs and high-quality handcrafted jewelry. When you buy a piece, it’s sure to become one of your favorite items to put on each day and highly likely to receive lots of compliments. Below are a few helpful tips to keep your Montana Silversmiths pieces well cared for, free of tarnish and looking their best. Montana Silversmiths jewelry is coated with a protective finish called Montana Armor®. This special finish extends the durability of electroplated buckles, jewelry, and accessories against the effect of chemicals, tarnishing and abrasion while preserving its appearance.

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What you need:
– A dry, 100% cotton cloth
– A little elbow grease

Tips for Cleaning

All you need is a 100% cotton cloth to wipe away any impurities. If your piece looks tarnished, try using a little mild soap and water then pat dry with a soft cloth. Be aware that if you try to soak your jewelry for too long and don’t rinse away all the soap, it could potentially damage the Montana Armor® and cause tarnishing. So if you do use soap and water, make sure to rinse and dry your pieces well!
Keep your piece away from jewelry cleaners, silver cleaners, treated polishing cloths, perfumes, hairspray, lotions, hand-sanitizers, and make-up.

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Materials Used

Each piece, except for German silver products, is minted in solid brass or zinc alloy and plated in 99.9% fine silver, 24 karat gold or rose gold, and/or black nickel, as indicated in each product description. German silver pieces are minted in solid German silver and accented with brightly polished bronze. Since silver has a natural tendency to tarnish (oxidize) and scratch, we add Montana Armor to assist in retarding this natural process.
Earring posts, French wires, and lever backs are composed of hypoallergenic stainless steel. Unless otherwise noted in the product description, most rings are manufactured with a solid sterling silver base then plated in shiny rhodium for a bright silver look with easy care.

Tips for care sourced from Montana Silversmiths website.


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