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Silver tarnish

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I have one of my late wife's necklaces that I'd like to give as a gift.  It is very  high grade silver and I managed to get it shined up really well, BUT...... I can't get it to stop turning almost everything it touches  black.  Seems like many moons ago there was a liquid product that rinsed away all of the tarnish, but the ones I find all specify that they are not to be used on silver.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

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Tarn-x. Completely removes tarnish but doesn’t polish. Smells bad. Works great.

 

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55 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Tarn-x. Completely removes tarnish but doesn’t polish. Smells bad. Works great.

 

My bottle of Tarn-X specifically says to not to use it on silver.  :o

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If you can find an actual jewelry store...ask the jeweler 

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I thought Tarn-X was for silver. Weird.

 

I would do as Old Man Graybeard suggested.

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After reading more than I care to know about silver polish and cleaning chemicals I find there is a lot of misinformation on the interwebs.

 

Definitely consult a Jeweler. ;)

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I've used Tarn-x to clean and polish medals for years and found i does a great job.

Could there be two or more types??

My bottle specifically says "Instantly removes tarnish from sterling silver, silver plate, platinum, cooper, gold., cleans diamonds."

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I always use TarnX on my sterling silver stuff. :wacko:

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Tarn-X is the original "wipe & rinse" tarnish remover specifically formulated for sterling silver, silver plate, platinum, copper, gold and diamonds. Tarn-X removes tarnish quickly and easily — just "wipe and rinse."

 

Edited by Utah Bob #35998

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Goddard's silver dip.

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Have you tried baking soda and hot water?

 

Aluminum, hot water and baking sida creat a chemical reaction with silver tarnish. It just disappears.

 

If you don't have an aluminum pan, I've lined a pyrex baking dish with aluminum foil snd used it.

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I have to go to a real jeweler tomorrow to get a wall clock fixed (I hope).  I'll take my silver along and see what I can get done.

 

Thanks.

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I believe you are going to be here in Las Vegas.

M & I International

Clock and Jewelry repair.

http://mi-jewelry.com/

 

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1 hour ago, Ace_of_Hearts said:

I believe you are going to be here in Las Vegas.

M & I International

Clock and Jewelry repair.

http://mi-jewelry.com/

 

Ace, I'm coming in late on the 11th, the wedding and reception are the 12th, and I'll be leaving after breakfast on the 13th.  If I work it right I should only be gone from my home for about 46 hours, including 12 hours on the highway.  

 

Thanks anyway.

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Found this. Hard to know who to believe.

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Chemical dips, including Tarn-x, are some of the most destructive tarnish removers!

http://www.hermansilver.com/tarn-x.htm

Edited by Utah Bob #35998

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Been using Goddard's on jewelry and flatware (sterling, not plate) for years.  True, you don't want to overdo it.  But, for occasional use, it's the very best.

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Jeweler ays my bottle is an antique and that he uses Tarn-X all the time.  Told me not to leave it on for too long but it rinses off with cold water.

 

Cost me $5.99 for a bottle.  I'll try it tomorrow.

 

Thanks, all.

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1 hour ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

Jeweler ays my bottle is an antique and that he uses Tarn-X all the time.  Told me not to leave it on for too long but it rinses off with cold water.

 

Cost me $5.99 for a bottle.  I'll try it tomorrow.

 

Thanks, all.

Come to think of it I do seem to recall warnings about silver and Tarn-x years ago. I’ve been dipping my wif’s jewelry in it for a long time with no apparent ill effects.

Just the silver though, not the gemstones.

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3 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Come to think of it I do seem to recall warnings about silver and Tarn-x years ago. I’ve been dipping my wif’s jewelry in it for a long time with no apparent ill effects.

Just the silver though, not the gemstones.

No gem stones.  He mentioned that, too, but all I have is a hematite intaglio ring that belonged to my dad, and some ivory.

 

So far, so good.

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