You can avoid tarnish by wearing your sterling silver jewelry often. The oils in your skin will “clean” the silver and keep it looking shiny. Direct sunlight also causes silver to tarnish, so be sure to take off your silver jewelry before you go swimming and sunbathing. Lotions, cosmetics, hair spray and hair products, and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing. Storage: Exposure to air tarnishes sterling silver, so storing silver in airtight plastic bags will minimize how often you need to polish it. Avoid storing multiple jewelry pieces in the same bag: silver is a soft metal, so the individual pieces can scratch each other.
1 inch washer/1 half inch heart