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 »

Why does sterling silver tarnish?

Sterling silver tarnishes whenever it comes into contact with any substance containing sulfur--for example, mustard, eggs or rubber. However, most silver tarnish is the result of a chemical reactio... Read More »

Does Tiffany's use nickel in its sterling silver?

Tiffany & Co. began adding nickel to its sterling silver jewelry in 1851. Nickel increases the strength of the piece without removing the original luster, according to Eve's Addiction: About Tiffan... Read More »