Each Tommy Conch design is handcrafted using .950 sterling silver. Sterling silver is a metal comprised of at least 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy which is usually copper or nickel. Sterling silver will tarnish. This is not a defect but the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air.
How should you care for your Tommy Conch design.
The easiest way is preventive maintenance. Avoid exposing your Tommy Conch to household cleaning products. Clorox, ammonia, soaps and detergents can discolor silver and damage stones and other Tommy Conch materials. Cosmetics, hairspray and perfume may also cause damage and/or discoloration.
Each Tommy Conch design comes with an anti-tarnish protective pouch. Storing your item in this pouch will help prevent tarnishing. If your Tommy Conch should require cleaning, a light buffing with a polishing cloth will help remove tarnish.
Tarnish removing liquid dips are not recommended. Using these may result in damage to some of the unique Tommy Conch materials.
If a more professional cleaning is desired. This service is provided. Contact Tommy Conch for more details.