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How To Care For Silver Items?

How To Care For Silver Items?

How to care for silver items in your home? The basics of cleaning and care of solid silver and silver plate are the same. Silver looks at its best when it is used regularly. The patina that develops on it is caused by light catching on minute scratches on the surface. But the very quality that gives silver its lustre also shows that it can be dented and scratched. The silver coating on silver plate is very thin and can wear through with overzealous rubbing.

Silver tarnishes very easily. Tarnish is caused by the silver reacting with sulphur in the air or with other compounds to form a yellow film. If it is not removed, it turns brown and eventually goes purplish black.

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