If your silver is starting to look tarnished you can take a plastic container and line it with some aluminum foil. Then place the silver into the container on top of the aluminum foil and pour in some hot water. While the water is hot take three tablespoons of baking soda and add it to the hot water. Let the silver soak in the hot baking soda water for ten minutes. Then take the silver out of the baking soda water and dry it well.
Silver that has tiny embossing in them can be washed with a clean soft brush like a soft bristle toothbrush. The tiny bristles will get into the tiny cracks to clean them.
Never put any silver into a dishwashing machine. A dishwasher can make your silver tarnish fast.
Always store you silver in a container that air can get in and out of. Do not store silver in plastic since the silver will condensate and tarnish faster. Instead of wrapping silver in plastic take a nice clean towel and wrap your silver in the towel.
The oil on your hands is corrosive to silver. When you touch silver you leave behind some oil from your hands. This oil can damage your silver if you don’t wash it off of the silver. When you handle silver as you are putting the silver away after you wash it you should wear a pair of clean gloves to protect your silver from the oil on your hands.
When your silver tarnishes badly you can clean it up with a silver cleaner. Don’t clean your silver too often because every time you do you are actually stripping a layer of silver off of the silver item you are polishing.