...But what about patina? I like the look of the fine silver
chain left to age and patina on its own. But my clients seem to
want that antiqued look and don't want to wait for it to happen
Enclose the chain in a ziploc type of bag with a freshly peeled
clove of garlic and set in a warm or sunny spot. Buff in the
highlights by dragging it across a jean-clad thigh, similar to how
you would buff a shoe with a cloth. Fine silver does tarnish, it just
takes a little longer than sterling.