The dagger is silver. Sterling silver is a beautiful metal that has been used to create jewelry for centuries! It’s important to note that 925 sterling silver will tarnish over time.
There are a few things you can do to prevent and polish your silver:
-Avoid using harsh chemicals, perfumes, and lotions directly on your silver jewelry. This can cause an adverse reaction with could lead to tarnishing and discoloration.
-Polishing cloths and pastes are easy to come by, however, baking soda and warm water is a simple and effective way to remove some surface tarnish.
-Always store your silver jewelry in an airtight bag when you are not wearing it, this will slow the tarnishing process.
The chain is gold filled. Gold filled jewelry is a great way to get the look of gold at a much more affordable price point. It's a much better alternative to gold plating and vermeil jewelry.
To prolong the life of your pieces, you should follow a few simple care tips:
-Remove your jewelry when swimming in chlorinated water or cleaning with harsh chemicals.
-Keep your jewelry as dry as possible, and store in individual plastic bags when you aren’t wearing them.
-You can clean your gold filled jewelry with warm water to remove any dirt and residue.
-Be mindful of any perfumes and lotions you may use.
-Direct contact with certain chemicals can cause discoloration in some cases.