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A few words about TARNISH on your Cat Jewelry

March 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Cat Jewelry

27-01-02p_pin_purple_princess_250When you deal with silver jewelry…
we all  know about tarnish.

Here are a few tips for you to remember when taking care of your
Silver cat Jewelry.

Keep silver cat jewelry away from sulfur.
It’s silver’s main corrosive agent…
there are sulfur-containing substances
in the air and it occurs more quickly in damp and foggy weather.

What else is corrosive?
Ammonia…Think glass cleaner.
Nair (Check the label,
you’ll see ammonia listed.)

Ok, now you have  forgot to take the silver rings off…
what now?

I am going to tell you a secret…
Use vinegar to clean the discoloration.

Vinegar will not clean silver, but it is opposite the PH Scale
And will negate the cause ot tarnish, Then Use the polishing cloth
to polish your silver.

Also, keeping your silver in an
airtight plastic bag will also help;
this will keep the sulfur and other
corrosive agents in the air from coming
in contact with your silver.

The jewelry box may be
a mass of plastic bags…
but the jewelry will look good!

If she keep’s jewelry in a box
or drawer, tell her to consider a
small bag of activated charcoal.

It’s an old fashioned remedy,
but it helps.

When considering a silver dip,
rethink it if it has a stone.

Some stones cannot be dipped,
soft stones like turquoise, lapis,
malachite, amber, and pearls
are but a few.

No problem with amethyst, garnet,
onyx, moonstone, iolite, tourmaline
and many others.

Your sterling silver cat jewelry
should be worn and enjoyed…
don’t worry about the tarnish.

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