Daily Wire Tip April 9: Cleaning Tarnish off Turquoise Jewelry

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
April 09, 2010

Question:

When I wrap turquoise pendants, they turn black in areas from the silver rubbing against them. What can I do to take this off of the gemstone?

Answer:

Turquoise is composed of aluminum and copper, and copper causes sterling silver to tarnish. To clean the tarnish on the turquoise in your silver jewelry, simply use a polishing cloth. To learn more about this beautiful mineral, please enjoy this article: Turquoise

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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