Sterling silver, gold, copper or brass can be cleaned with Empire's instant tarnish remover. Dip your chain, beads or findings in the liquid for 2-10 seconds. Remove from the dip then rinse under running water. Cleaning tarnish from metal using a Moonshine® polishing cloth or a polishing cloth with rouge is also a good option for items which are not plated. Care must be used with plated items; gently rubbing a polishing cloth without rouge will help, however there is always a chance that the plating will rub off.
Storing your chains and finished jewelry pieces in an air tight zip-top plastic bag with a Shine-On™ anti-tarnish strip will help slow the oxidation process by neutralizing the sulfur gases which cause tarnish.
Also available are Tite-lip™ Anti-Tarnish Reclosable Bags manufactured with Silver Guard™, an exclusive film that neutralizes the corrosive gases that attack sterling silver. These anti-tarnish plastic bags ensure a tarnish-free product even when the bag is opened multiple times.
- Maura Buckner, Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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