Jewellery Care

Please note that each product is handmade and therefore unique. Diana’s work has an organic feel to it; slight variations in form and material are part of the unique character of the work.

Something we get asked a lot about at Diana Porter is how to care for your silver jewellery. We have written a few tips to make sure you get the best out of your Jewellery and keep it looking its best for years to come.

Diana Porter’s silver collection is all made from 925 recycled silver. A precious metal that does need a little care to keep it looking it’s best. Over time, any sterling silver jewellery piece exposed to air will tarnish that’s because Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. It’s the other metals, primarily copper, that cause sterling silver to tarnish.

 Here are tips for caring for your Jewellery:

  • Avoid contact with creams and perfumes, which could react with the surface, such as hairspray, perfume, deodorant, body lotion, bleach, etc..
  • Be mindful to remove jewellery before swimming and showering
  • Take off jewellery if undertaking any sport.  
  • When your hands get wet be sure to check excess water on skin or underneath ring, especially if you have a wide or chunky ring. The moisture can make the tarnishing appear faster. 

Please see below a useful video on how to clean your jewellery at home: 


Instructions on how to clean your jewellery at home

Cleaning silver with gemstones:

Use warm water and washing up liquid, use a soft brush to clear any debris around the settings, rinse off and polish dry with a lint-free cloth.

Pearls are porous so they should not be soaked in water. To restore their shine, use warm water and gently wiped with a soft cotton cloth. Place the pearls on a soft towel and let them air-dry thoroughly.


Polishing is a great way to spruce up sterling silver, that hasn’t tarnished too much. We recommend investing in a silver polishing cloth, and gently polish in the direction of the grain of the silver. Never polish in circles and don’t use tissues or paper towels.


How you store your jewelry can really affect its longevity. We recommend storing your Jewellery in an airtight jewellery box or even in little airtight ziplock bags.

Also remember to store your jewellery in its own box or pouch to prevent scratching and chipping.

If your piece needs a professional clean, we encourage you to bring in your Diana Porter jewellery to our Bristol store and we'll professionally inspect and clean it for a small charge of £5 per item. Please note we do not offer a refinishing service during October, November and December due to the busy Christmas period.

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