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Silver Care

G’day; When presenting jewellery, it is my habit to include a little
card containing simple instructions for the care of silver jewellery
and I thought I’d like to share the suggestion.

CARE OF SILVERWARE Sterling silver is fairly hard, and wears well,
but does have a tendency to tarnish, especially when put aside for
some time. However, it prefers to be worn. To clean silver-ware use
hand-hot water with a detergent, using an old toothbrush; then use a
good polish, such as Goddards. Polish with a soft cloth, finally wash
the silver well in warm water, and dry it with tissue. If it is
very tarnished, get a bottle of Goddards Silver Dip, sold by most
super-markets and follow the instructions, then use the silver
polish, for the dip won’t polish but will remove bad tarnish very
quickly without affecting most However do not use
Goddard’s Silver Dip on jewellery containing: turquoise, coral, lapis
lazuli, pearls or other material which is affected by acids.

I print this on a strip of thin pale coloured card 8 cms wide, using
2 columns with 3mm spacing between columns. I make the 'page height’
about 6 cms with 0.3 mm margins. I choose a simple 6 point san serif
font like arial, but print the title in a fancy font. Printing it in
this sort of format allows the second page to be printed on the other
side of the card, using the same fancy font as a title, and there’s my
logo and signature in the other column. (which becomes the back) I
fold the card in half along the column space centre, so that I have a
sort of little booklet which has only two pages, back and front.
People with colour printers can arrange the ‘inside’ care directions
and the outside title to be in different colours. If this job is
saved and given a name, it is always on hand to be printed whenever
needed. A further paper can be printed to be put inside giving
details about what stones are used, a little about their properties
and where found. I personally present the jewellery in little turned
wood boxes, but not everyone has access to a wood lathe. The quality
of presentation counts for a good deal, in my estimation. Even when
the jewellery item is a gift. Cheers,

ohn Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ