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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 11:42 PM
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28. Despite my earlier sassy reply, there are some very fine pieces of
sterling jewelry. Dry baking soda and polishing cloth has worked for slightly tarnished items.
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  -Anyone know anything about sterling silver jewelry? borlis  Oct-11-05 04:23 PM   #0 
  - It's oxidation.  sparosnare   Oct-11-05 04:24 PM   #1 
  - The strange thing is that it doesn't happen to two other  borlis   Oct-11-05 04:29 PM   #6 
     - Check for a small imprinted 92.5 somewhere on the jewerly  ceile   Oct-11-05 04:33 PM   #10 
     - Oxidation: the interaction with certain elements such as oxygen or  mcscajun   Oct-11-05 04:54 PM   #23 
  - Oil+air=tarnish. They shouldn't tarnish that fast though.  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-11-05 04:26 PM   #2 
  - Depends how humid it is..  back2basics909   Oct-11-05 04:27 PM   #3 
     - Why? I use to wear SS all the time.  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-11-05 04:29 PM   #5 
        - I'm also in HUMID Illinois  borlis   Oct-11-05 04:34 PM   #11 
        - Dam! Yeah and it's not that humid right now (also in IL)  back2basics909   Oct-11-05 04:35 PM   #12 
        - If it's in contact with your skin, it won't turn.  sparosnare   Oct-11-05 04:37 PM   #15 
  - Sterling Silver, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Oct-11-05 04:29 PM   #4 
  - That's exactly it, sir. I make sterling jewelry, and am familiar with this  dicksteele   Oct-11-05 04:44 PM   #20 
     - In My Youth, Sir, That Was My Trade  The Magistrate   Oct-11-05 04:51 PM   #21 
        - Ah, I see. It would be my trade as well, however....  dicksteele   Oct-11-05 05:04 PM   #24 
        - When you speak of clear lacquer, does clear fingernail polish count? n/t  spacelady   Oct-11-05 11:34 PM   #26 
           - Yes, that's actually the BEST CHEAPEST option in the "lacquer" family.  dicksteele   Oct-12-05 02:43 AM   #29 
  - It seems that your body chemistry is reacting with an alloy in the silver.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-11-05 04:30 PM   #7 
  - Me too. I can't wear 10K gold. It turns my skin black. n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-11-05 04:31 PM   #8 
  - mrs. unblock has a nearly allergic reaction to cheap jewelery  unblock   Oct-11-05 04:35 PM   #13 
     - rofl  borlis   Oct-11-05 04:38 PM   #17 
     - Yep, I have expressed this reaction before--  spacelady   Oct-11-05 11:37 PM   #27 
  - sterling silver can tarnish very quickly depending on the conditions  unblock   Oct-11-05 04:32 PM   #9 
  - Jewelry rep here  redwitch   Oct-11-05 04:36 PM   #14 
  - Thanks for the info.  borlis   Oct-11-05 04:40 PM   #18 
  - Clean with baking soda  malaise   Oct-11-05 04:37 PM   #16 
  - sometimes this can occur due to a reaction with perfume or cologne,  blindpig   Oct-11-05 04:43 PM   #19 
  - Some people cannot wear certain metals  newscott   Oct-11-05 04:54 PM   #22 
  - in my younger days, my silver rings would turn black on my  yellowdogintexas   Oct-11-05 11:12 PM   #25 
  - Despite my earlier sassy reply, there are some very fine pieces of  spacelady   Oct-11-05 11:42 PM   #28 

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