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  • Im really narked off!!

    Ive spent a fortune on sterling silver chain believeing it to be one of the best to use re tarnishing.
    I made a necklace with it a month ago and displayed it on a stand.
    The chain is yellow!!!!

    Is this acceptable?
    What do I do!!??
    https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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  • #2
    it's tarnisted cause it's been left out and the amount of tarnish depends on the enviroment that serrounds it

    where has it been left out?
    i keep my jewellery away from the area where i style my hair as hair products can cause tarnishing, as can heat and numourous other enviromentle factor

    have you got any silver polishing clothes? apparently these can get tarnish out, i've never used them myself but i've been told they work
    www.craftedgems.co.uk

    http://www.beadartists.org/Gal1300_C..._s_Gallery.asp

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    • #3
      Ive heard about these cloths and shall have a google.

      It was on a windowledge above a radiator.I think these may be factors in its demise.
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      • #4
        I saw this solution on internet.

        Line the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil. Set the silver object on top of the aluminum foil. Make sure the silver touches the aluminum.

        Heat the water to boiling. Remove it from the heat and place it in a sink. To the hot water, add about one cup of baking soda for each gallon of water. (If you need only half a gallon of water, use half a cup of baking soda.) The mixture will froth a bit and may spill over; this is why you put it in the sink.

        Pour the hot baking soda and water mixture into the pan, and completely cover the silver.

        Almost immediately, the tarnish will begin to disappear.

        Hope this helps you.

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        • #5
          Ooh, sounds like a recipe.
          I shall give it a go at some point.thanks
          https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


          http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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          • #6
            silver always tarishies quickier in direct sunlight i.e a window and also in direct heat

            that recipe sounds good, i don't think it'd do it any harm
            www.craftedgems.co.uk

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            • #7
              i think sterling silver is proclaimed as being better because although it can still tarnish, you can usually get rid of the tarnish as other posters have pointed out. Cheaper silver just turns black or green for good and you can't do anything about it, so although it's annoying sterling silver is still the way to go me thinks. Especially if you're selling jewellery as there are a surprising number of people who can only wear real gold or silver .

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              • #8
                Hi there,
                I use towntalk polishing cloths and would highly recommend them. I've used other brands but none as effective as these. Google 'town talk polishing cloth' and it should come up at the top of the list. I tried posting the link but being a n00b to the site I'm not aloud yet

                I will earn the trust lol
                Take care
                Lou

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                • #9
                  Thanks Lou, il have a google
                  https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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                  • #10
                    firemountaingems sell anti-tarnish strips (I think they absorb something from the air which prevent tarnishing). I also use silver jewellery dip which is great for small chains, which are hard to clean with polishing cloths (although the dip does smell quite bad). Hope this helps !
                    beaderharriet

                    http://www.charmchic.com
                    http://www.ilovebeads.co.uk
                    http://ilovejewellery.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      There was an almost exact thread to this one on another forum which I posted on. I just realised it was probably you! Whoops

                      If it was, ignore my last post.
                      beaderharriet

                      http://www.charmchic.com
                      http://www.ilovebeads.co.uk
                      http://ilovejewellery.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        HIya

                        Somebody sent me a firemountain(I think) strip to try out.Not used it yet but good to have.
                        https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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                        • #13
                          I did it again.I had some sts bracelets hanging up as they were drying coz I had to put some lacquer on some soldering I did.They had been hanging for a least 2 months, I realised the other day they have probably gone yellow too.Had a lok at them and they have.
                          Grrrr, it means having to take off all the charms/beads and put them on another bracelet that Ive kept airtight.Its so fiddly!!!
                          https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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