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Taming Tarnish with Kitchen Wisdom

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Taming Tarnish with Kitchen Wisdom

FACT: Sterling silver, solid copper, and jewelry made from metal alloys will oxidize and tarnish with time. Even 14k gold can lose its luster with wear. There are two different ways to tame tarnish. Liquid tarnish removers use chemicals to dissolve tarnish and clean metal. Polishing cloths physically buff the surface of the metal to make it shiny.  Some jewelry is finished with platings and coatings to keep it bright. Celtic Copper jewelry is made of raw, solid copper and will begin to form a patina with wear. Some people enjoy the antiqued look of copper patina, others prefer a brighter finish.   In...

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