I recently bought what is advertised as sterling silver chain,
handmade in Bali. It was oxidized, which I’ve been trying to remove
with my Sparex pickle solution, which is how I remove firescale on my
other sterling pieces. However, I can’t seem to get this chain up to
a nice white silver finish. It still looks dull and somewhat dingy.
I’m now questioning whether it is in fact sterling silver. Is there a
way to tell? Is there a better way to remove the oxidation?
Thanks for your help.