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Taming Tarnish with Kitchen Wisdom

The Helpful Elves Of Celtic Copper copper care DIY how-to jewelry cleaner polishing cloth tarnish tarnish remover

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 our shop, we use a Sunshine Polishing Cloth to buff up our jewelry and add luster to our finished work. Sunshine Polishing Cloths last an amazingly long time and give a superior shine compared to other tarnish cloth products we have tried. 

KITCHEN WISDOM CLEANING TIP: The acidic properties of common condiments act as a natural tarnish remover on metal surfaces. To brighten and remove tarnish from jewelry, cover and soak copper jewelry in soy sauce, catsup or BBQ-sauce, then rinse and dry. Then rub with a handkerchief or sunshine polishing cloth to restore luster.

HERE'S ANOTHER TIP. 
We'll tuck in a free polishing cloth with your next order. All you have to do is ask!

Let us know in the notes to seller at checkout. You can simply write the word "Sunshine" if you like. We'll get the message and you will get an amazing little cloth that can clean and shine every piece of jewelry in your collection. Wowsers!



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