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Silver Maintenance and Tarnish avoidance


#1

I would be very grateful if some orchid folk could pass on their
knowledge concerning the treatment of silver with reference to
avoidance of tarnish on sterling silver.

I am currently using a depletion gilding procedure to obtain a coat
of fine silver that then gets burnished with a brass soapy brush.
This works to some extent but I am interested in other options . I
have heard about tarnish resistant silver, has any one got anything
to report on this ? what is it’s make up?, is it ok for enamels,
does it cast OK?

Is there some technique to preserving silver in a glass case I have
not discovered? when silver becomes tarnished what is the best
methods of restoring it to it’s former glory? any home recipes for tarnish removers?


#2

The silver we use in our production is tarnish resistant. It is also
nickel free which is popular in the U.S.A. as well as Europe. It
definitely makes it easier for a jeweler to solder, polish or size
any of our pieces since no coating is applied. Haim

WWW.SILBERS.COM P.S. It was great meeting many of you at the BIG and
the JCK Las Vegas show.


#3
Is there some technique to preserving silver in a glass case I
have not discovered? 

As far as I know, most museums simply coat their silver with a layer
of lacquer or varnish to prevent tarnishing. The major advantage of
this is that it can be easily removed with solvent later (for
conservation purposes).

?:sunglasses:
-Michael.