I am not sure how to advise a customer on the care of the pieces...
Hi Carrie, I’d caution the customer against using any tarnish remover
(like Tarn-X) because it will remove the patina from the recesses. I
would recommend/give them/sell them one of those jewelry polishing
cloths available through our many suppliers. This will allow them to
maintain the brightness of the raised surface without digging into the
recesses. Using elbow grease, or thumb grease in this case, will also
make sure they don’t get overly aggressive.
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)