Product & Care F.A.Q from MONTANA SILVERSMITH:
How do I care for my Montana Silver?
What is great about Montana Silversmiths buckles and jewelry is the patented protective finish called Montana Armor, which can keep tarnishing at bay. All you need to do is wipe down your piece with a dry, 100% cotton cloth to remove any impurities that may have gathered when wearing. You may also use mild soap and water as needed, and pat dry with a soft cloth.
Just a few tips to ensure the Montana Armor finish remains intact. Please keep your piece away from jewelry cleaners, silver cleaners, treated polishing cloths, perfumes, hairspray, lotions, hand-sanitizers, and make-up. Also do not soak your item in water for too long or fail to rinse away soap, if used to clean. Any of these items can damage the protective lacquer and cause tarnishing to occur. Have your Montana Silver piece be the last item you put on in the morning. It is also best to tuck your cherished item away when not wearing.
What materials are used to make Montana Silversmiths buckles and jewelry?
Though some designs may vary, in most cases Montana Silversmiths jewelry is created through a multi-step process that begins with a designer's hand sketch and engraving.
Each piece, except for German silver products, is minted in solid brass or zinc alloy and plated in pure sterling silver, 22 carat gold, and/or black nickel, as indicated in each product description. German silver pieces are minted in solid German silver and accented with brightly polished bronze. Since silver has a natural tendency to tarnish (oxidize) and scratch, we add Montana Armor to assist in retarding this natural process.
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