Daily Wire Tip Jan. 5: Removing Tarnish from Argentium

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
January 05, 2010


If Argentium tarnishes to pale blond, how does one remove the tarnish?  Can a regular anti tarnish cloth be used?


The light and rarely occurring tarnish that appears on argentium silver can easily be removed with just a piece of lint free cloth such as a piece of clean tee-shirt. Any polishing cloth will work just fine as well.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Marcia Wisehoon

    September 4, 2011 at 12:25 am

    In some recent research on Argentium Silver, I came across a very interesting tip about tarnish. Argentium rarely needs polishing, but, if you polish argentium with a cloth that has been used to clean .925 Sterling Silver, then you will contaminate the finish on the Argentium. The manufacturers recommend a clean, dry, soft cloth, but it can also be “washed” in a gentle warm water bath with a gentle dish soap; or it can be cleaned ultrasonically (but not ionically) with a drop of dish liquid added to the ultrasonic bath.