Silver is an element commonly found in jewelry. Most jewelry made from silver contain sterling alloy, which is a mixture of silver combined with other types of metals to make the material more durable. If you own expensive silver jewelry, then you will need to meticulously care for the pieces to keep it shining and in good condition.
When the jewelry is not in use, be sure to keep them in an anti-tarnish cloth or bag. This is a napped cloth flannel that absorbs chemicals and gasses in the air that can cause silver tarnishing. Do not wash or get the cloth wet as this will cause it to lose its effectiveness.