Grant Silver Product Care

Care

Our products are fundamentally different from most, crafted from various silver, gold, and derivatives. Your Grant Silver will transcend time and retain its flawless luster forever if cared for properly.

Silver is one of nature’s most exceptional elements.

It is beautiful, radiant, exceedingly rare in nature, does not decay, and will shine for millions of years regardless of whether its stored in a vault or at the bottom of the ocean. Silver’s unique properties make it one of the most useful metals in existence. The modern uses for silver are extensive. Antibiotic medicine, solar panels, jewelry, cutlery, 3D printing, water purification, and even as a global currency, your Grant Silver is ensured to last a lifetime and retain it’s value.

Maintenance

Similar to any sterling silverware or jewelry you may already own, you can reduce the possibility that it’s use will lead to scratches and dents.

  1. Avoid allowing your pieces from touching each other as they can scratch one another
  2. Items used on a usual basis will require little to no polishing
  3. Tarnish will develop when exposed to humidity, avoid humidity to reduce tarnish
  4. Avoid exposure to salt. Salt is particularly corrosive

Storage

To best preserve your silver items and prevent scratching, ensure you are storing it separately from other jewelry when not in use. Additionally, secure clasps and closures prior to storing your jewelry to avoid scratches and tangled chains.

Silver is best stored in treated flannel bags which draw away the sulfur from the silver it’s protecting. Alternatively, you can wrap your silver in acid-free tissue or paper then placed in a Ziploc or other polyethylene bag with an anti-tarnish strip.

Care

Care for your items on a regular basis by wiping it with a cotton cloth after wear, then store it separately from other items to prevent scratching.

On occasion, you may find it helpful to soak your items in warm water and mild dish detergent to remove everyday pollutants that could cause your items to appear dull.

Should you wish to have your items professionally cleaned, please locate a local silversmith who is trusted to properly handle and care for silver.

Tarnish

When removing tarnish, always invest more time using a gentle silver polish over getting quicker results with a more abrasive silver polish.

Relative humidity (RH) affects the tarnishing rate. For a given concentration of hydrogen sulfide in the atmosphere, silver tarnishes faster as the RH climbs. As a result, silver is best stored in dry conditions (below 50% RH). Also, oily salts from fingers can cause corrosion patterns that may have to be professionally removed.