The less exposure to the atmosphere, the less tarnish. I store my
pieces on their cards in Tupperware-type containers, which have
silvercloth liners. This keeps silver pretty shiny for the show
I also use those anti-tarnish resealable plastic bags which seem to
work well for a while (I think the company says 2 years). Of course,
exposure to air during shows and displays means some dulling of that
lovely silver finish. Using Argentium/no-ox silver alloys does help,
and whenever possible that's what I use. However, shop wear happens
and those fingerprints customers leave are awful.
Regardless, soon it will be the time of year to clean and recard in
preparation for the 2012 show season. I'm dreading inventory
already!! In the meantime, have wonderful holidays and travel safely.
Judy in Kansas, where the promised show is falling softly. A good
day to drink hot toddies and bake cookies.