Sterling Silver Care

Sterling Silver Jewellery Care

Sterling silver requires special care to preserve its appearance and longevity. In 1851, Tiffany set the American standard for sterling silver, pioneering a mixture of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper to enhance lustre, strength and durability. This remains the industry standard today.

Day-to-day Care

Sterling silver tarnishes when exposed to salty air, chlorine, sulfur, humidity, perspiration, cosmetics, household bleach and other strong chemicals. To prevent tarnish as much as possible, we recommend that you store your fine jewellery in a safe, dry place when engaging in the following activities:

  • Household and outdoor chores
  • Showering, bathing or swimming in pools, hot tubs, hot springs and the ocean
  • Using lotion, hair products, fragrances and other cosmetics
  • Exercising at the gym or during contact sports
  • Preparing meals


Storing sterling silver in the Tiffany Blue® flannel pouch provided with your purchase will help prevent tarnish.

General Silver Care

How to Clean Sterling Silver

1. Apply a small amount of Tiffany’s silver jewellery cleaner to a soft cloth.

2. Gently rub the silver with the cloth several times.

3. Rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water.

4. Blot dry and shine your silver with our polishing cloth or mitts. This will remove the tarnish and restore shine.

We also welcome you to bring your Tiffany jewellery in store for professional cleaning.

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Request a Repair

We are delighted to offer cleaning and repair for most Tiffany products. Our services include:

  • Professional jewellery resizing, cleaning, polishing and repair 
  • Watch battery replacement, resizing and maintenance
  • Leather repair

We accept products for servicing at Tiffany stores. 

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For other servicing questions, please contact 0800 160 1837.

To submit a repair request by mail, click through below.