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999 silver doesn't shine


#1

I’m curious to know if the.999 fine silver does not shine up as well
as the .925 s/s? Or, am I not doing it correctly? Thank you for your
help.

Joy
Joy Kiefner
Rhapsody Jewelry Design


#2

Joy,

You need to burnish not polish fine silver…it is too soft to use
your normal polishing methods.


#3

Of course it shines up. Mirror-like. It just doesn’t hold the shine
as well where the surface is exposed to wear. I use it a lot - for
it’s shine.

Auckland
New Zealand
www.adam.co.nz


#4

Russ, I find that it is important to first burnish the fine silver
and then…give it a light polish!

Cheers, Don in SOFL


#5

Hi Joy,

I think this was covered in a previous post, about using a burnisher
on fine silver (it was good advice and I’ll try it out).

Fine silver is very soft (I was unprepared as to how soft when I
first played with it), so would require different polishing
techniques than a harder alloy like sterling.

Regards Charles A.