Daily Wire Tip April 9: Cleaning Tarnish off Turquoise Jewelry

By on April 9, 2010
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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
April 09, 2010


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?


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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