Here’s a question a friend asked me but I couldn’t think of any good answers. What do you guys think?
Here’s the question:
I was wondering if you could help a little. I’m having a major problem with silver tarnishing in relatively short time, under 2-3 days. It’s driving me absolutely insane. Starting to get a little stressed over the issue as the summer is closing in and while I should be creating new products for sale, I now spend my time cleaning the already polished silver.
Have tried everything I can think of from storing in air tight bags with anti-tarnish strips to changing the water supply to distilled water, cleaned the tumbling barrel, used several different coatings (which makes things worse, as it will tarnish underneath the coating). Ugh! Is there anything else I could try? Tested some products to clean the jewerly (Hagerty etc.), but the chemicals seems to be quite harsh and it actually speeds up the tarnishing.
Should I invest into silver plating? Could that at least slow the process somewhat?
Here’s a screen cap of our discussion so far.