Silver jewellery will naturally tarnish over time. Using a jewellery polishing cloth (available from most jewellers) is an effective way to keep silver, 9ct, 14ct or 18ct solid yellow and rose gold jewellery looking shiny and lustrous. A metal cleaning solution such as Tarn off (available at hardware stores) is particularly good for removing tarnish from plain sterling silver pieces. Ideally, store silver pieces in an airtight bag to help reduce tarnishing. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching. Do not use polishing creams or polishing cloths on plated jewellery, as it can remove the plating.