How to care for your sterling silver
Over time silver can develop a layer of black tarnish on the surface. This is a layer of silver sulphide and is caused by sulphurous compounds in the air and in human sweat. Purfumes can also be a factor.
To remove tarnish, rub gently with a soft cotton or flannel cloth using a liquid or paste silver polish. Store silver in a cool dry place in an airtight silver chest or sulphur free flannel bag.