21st October 2019

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How do you store silver so it doesn't tarnish?

Place wrapped silver in resealable plastic bags. Seal and store. Tip: Chalk absorbs moisture, and moisture causes tarnish. To slow tarnishing, wrap a piece of chalk in cheesecloth and place it in the bag with your silver.

In this manner, how do I keep my silver from tarnishing?

Place tarnished silver on foil, pour over boiling water, sprinkle over a good quantity of baking soda – at least a few Tbsp.
  1. Watch as the tarnish moves from the silver to the foil. Repeat again as necessary.
  2. Once clean, remove from solution, wash well in warm soapy water and buff dry with a soft cloth.

Is Sterling Silver supposed to tarnish?

Over time, any sterling silver jewelry piece exposed to air will tarnish. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. It's the other metals, primarily copper, that cause sterling silver to tarnish. The copper reacts to moisture and sulfur in the air, causing the tarnishing reaction.
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