Sterling silver is a beautiful and durable metal that is made for everyday wear and all what you need to keep it clean is a soft 100% cotton (nub free) cloth or jewelry cleaning cloth and gently rub off any excess of dirt or makeup.
Also a way to avoid tarnish is wearing your jewelry often. The oils in your skin will “clean” the silver and keep it looking shiny.
If a brush is needed, never use anything but a clean and very soft bristle brush, like a babies tooth brush.
Paper, polyester, and coarse fabrics often contain wood fibers or synthetics that can cause tiny scratches in the surface of fine sterling silver jewelry.
It's also a good idea to storage your silver in little plastic bags safe from moisture and always ready to go. tips, tips,