Cleaning Silver Items

Silver Cleaning Products by Goddards

Caring for Silver.

Silver is a soft white metal. It is too soft to be used in its purest form so it is often plated onto other metals. Sterling silver is always 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper alloy.

Silver Plating which was developed in England around 1742 which was largely replaced by electroplated silver in the mid 1800's a process which used less silver. Silver can also be plated with gold, alloyed with other metals or inlaid with materials such as gems. Hallmarks or other stamped marks on your silver object will help to identify if your object is sterling or silver-plated.

As Silver is a soft metal it can be easily damaged when handled roughly. Silver scratches easily and care should be taken when coming into contact with other materials. It is easy to damage raised areas such as handles or feet of metal objects. Handles can often be weaker or more brittle than they appear so it is advisable not to pick up a silver item by the handles.

A lot of silver damage happens when people try to remove tarnish with polishing creams, wadding as theses products can contain abrasive compounds as well as corrosive acids. They will remove much more of the silver surface than a silver cloth or silver dip will, All Goddards Silver cleaners and polishes are specifically designed to care for your silver with no harsh abrasives and free of Ammonia.

Over polishing plated silver items will actually remove the silver plating and will expose dull areas of base metal that could be mistaken for tarnish.

Keep your silver dust free as dust will absorb moisture from the air and will start to tarnish. Use a soft clean lint free cloth or a very soft brush to keep your silver dust free thus reducing the vulnerability to tarnishing.

Avoid storing Silver items in damp storage conditions

Never use Brass cleaners on silver.

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