Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

April 2015 Blog Posts (1)

Removing old silver polish

I wanted to share a few tips for removing old silver paste polish, which appears as a white dried-on residue.  Here is an example from my Burmese Shan cuff.  

  

This white residue is often rock-hard and quite impenetrable even to a good soaking and brushing.  To remove it, you need a little chemistry.  The white color here is calcium carbonate, an ingredient of…

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Added by Lynn Ardent on April 3, 2015 at 17:20 — 10 Comments

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