Janet Walker
Janet Walker
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Asked on Jan 15, 2019

How to restore the silver finish to costume jewelry that turned dark?

WilliamKelli L. MilliganKaren Coll Post


I have costume jewelry that the silver has turned dark, almost black. Is there a way to restore the silver finish?

3 answers
  • Karen Coll Post
    on Jan 15, 2019

    I use toothpaste.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Sounds like silver plated. Try silver polish paste or white tooth paste. Don't use tarnex.

  • William
    on Jan 15, 2019

    I sell a lot of silver on Ebay. Jewelry, silverware, serving sets. Silver polish like Wrights and dips like TarnX tend to remove some of the metal. The foil method doesn't work that great and still leaves a grey film that still needs to be removed. I use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp toothbrush. For large items I use a damp cloth. Also works on copper, brass, gold, porcelain, ceramics, sneakers, plastics, etc. For my sales I needed one product for cleaning everything.

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