Does sterling silver rust in the water?

Answer Sterling silver does not rust in water, however it can tarnish in the air. Tarnishing of sterling silver is not actually corrosive to the metal and can be easily cleaned with a polishing cloth and ... Read More »

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Can you wear sterling silver in water?

Sterling silver can be washed, worn and cleaned using water, although it should be thoroughly dried to prevent tarnishing and oxidization (also known as rusting). Avoid wearing sterling silver in c... Read More »

Is it safe to soak a sterling silver charm bracelet with baking soda&water to clean it?

Immersing a silver bracelet in baking soda and water will effectively remove the tarnish. Boil the water and add about 1 cup baking soda for every gallon of water. Line the bottom of a pan with alu... Read More »

German Silver Compared to Sterling Silver?

People often confuse German silver and sterling silver. Both are shiny white metals and both are used in jewelry, serving pieces, flatware and decorative accents. But beneath the shiny surface, the... Read More »

Value of Sterling-Silver Tea Set?

Sterling-silver tea sets can date back hundreds of years. A tea set's value depends on its condition, country of origin, age, manufacturer and style. A tea set is, at minimum, made up of a teapot, ... Read More »