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How to keep your sterling silver jewelry shiny and never fade or turn green?

Has this happened to you with any other sterling silver or base metal (costume jewelry) rings? Has the ring come into contact with sweat or any chemicals (like cleaning sprays)? Did you wash your hands or shower wearing it? Remember that silver is nowhere near as durable as gold alloys when exposed to elements (I've seen some horrible oxidation and pitting on jewelry that's never been taken off). Why your skin turn green?  It's definitely not because it's faulty, it could be your body's reaction to the silver. Sterling silver is 7.5 percent copper when it comes in contact with your skin, a chemical reaction occurs that causes the green color. This reaction happens more commonly with sterling silver than...

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