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Old 01-28-2008, 01:17 AM   #11
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One thing that jewelers use to really make things shine is steam. Think of the little spout on an espresso maker - same type of thing.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:27 AM   #12
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CherryRed,
I use Wright's to polish silverware. For silver jewlery that is too intricated, I use toothpaste.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:19 PM   #13
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The bracelet isn't terribly intricate. It's this one:



But if I end up needing to in the future, I'll definitely try the toothpaste technique. Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:18 PM   #14
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You can also keep all your silver jewelry you're not wearing in little ziploc bags.It keep the air out which causes the tarnishing.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:25 PM   #15
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a Very Dilute soln (2-5%) Nitric acid shines silver up just great!

if it`s the Blackish silver oxide or sulphide then Ammonia will will normally form a complex with those ions and remove that as well :)

it`s important to wash it with a good soap 1`st though to remove any oil deposits from shin etc.. (degreasing).
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:59 PM   #16
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thanks everyone for the ideas .. Katie .. my sister also recomended what you did ..
i will look for some tomorrow ..
YT .. i dont think i have any Nitric acid lying around .. but i do have some ammonia
so i might give that a try ..
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