Tarnish on sterling silver has become the bane of my existence! (No
I have been reading up on methods of preventing tarnish, both as
suggested by previous posts to Orchid and other articles online. My
plan is to do a series of tests of the methods I have found. So far,
this includes regular plastic bags vs. polyethylene plastic bags vs.
cardboard boxes vs. archival cardboard boxes, camphor cakes,
aluminum foil, 3M anti- tarnish strips, anti-tarnish tissue, pacific
cloth, and Renaissance wax. I have used several of these with
but here are my questions: where can I buy solid cakes of camphor? Do
pharmacies carry it? Where can I find pacific cloth, specifically,
the type embedded with tiny silver particles manufactured by
Are there any other tests you’d like to see
added to my list?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.