I have experimented with different cleaning methods for Sterling
Silver Jewelry but I'd like to find something better.
Ionic works to remove tarnish, but doesn't polish. There is no
one-size-fits-all solution. For chains, especially snake chain and
liquid silver which would clog up with paste polish, I swear by
putting a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) dry in your palm
and drawing the chain through it a few times, then rinse.
My favorite paste polish is 3M Tarnishield. It brightens very
nicely, and leaves a coating thatmakes fingerprints not leave
smudges. I use it as a last step on all my silver work.
My favorite cloth, as recommended here in the past, is Goddard's
Long Shine (my hardware store carries it)
As an aside, I just arrived in Philadelphia to teach for four days,
and found that, in spite of being triple bagged, my Black Max
leaked. Most soaked into my polishing cloth. Like matter and