Suggestions for Caring for Your Sterling and Metalware
Do not repeatedly polish or clean with chemical dipping solutions as they may gradually eat away plating, surface decoration, engraving, maker's marks, and monograms.
Maintain an environment between 40 and 55 percent humidity.
Store your metalware in glass cabinets and shelving rather than wood cabinets and shelving as many woods and wood products, like plywood, emit acids and other gasses that cause metals to corrode.
Contact a conservator for intervention if:
Metal corrosion becomes apparent
Parts are missing or warped
Dents or scratches are evident