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Does Real Silver Turn Black?

by @ 1:09 am on May 26, 2020. Filed under Sterling Silver

Pandora and many other jewelry companies have sterling silver jewelry. Since pure silver is a soft metal, it is combined with other metals to produce a stronger, more durable product. Even though sterling silver is very popular and durable, it will tarnish (aka turn black ) with regular wear.

Does sterling silver 925 go black or tarnish?

Sterling silver (or 925 silver) may turn black from the reaction with certain elements in the environment, mostly sulfur but the surface oidation product is very different from those that form on iron and is often just called tarnish which is easily removed with some silver polish and restoring the surface to its original brillance.

Does German silver turn black?

Does German silver get tarnished to black ?… German Siver jewellery doesn’t actually contain pure silver. It is an alloy metal containing copper, zinc in major proportions. It is one of the most desirable material to make jewellery because it is hard, tough and resistant to corrosion.

Why Sterling Silver Tarnishes

In this video Bob Siemon of Bob Siemon Designs explains why sterling silver jewelry tarnishes and how you can prevent it.

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