Humidity, oils from your skin, perfumes, lotions, hair products and other substances cause silver jewellery to corrode and tarnish. Protect your silver jewellery by wiping it off thoroughly with a polishing cloth or other soft material before storing it. Place the silver in an area that is dark and dry, such as a jewellery box or drawer. Allow plenty of room for each piece of jewellery. It is best to store the jewellery so that other pieces are not on top of it and are not touching each other. Storing your silver jewellery in this manner ensures that it will stay looking attractive for many years.