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Care Suggestions for Contemporary, Antique and Heirloom Silver
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Silver, when properly maintained, will provide years of use and joy. The following silver care suggestions have been developed by our master silversmith, Mr. Alfred Crabtree, Jr. Tarnish is caused by sulfur-containing materials like wool, felt, certain foods, fossel fuels, latex gloves, carpet padding, and certain plants. Light tarnish that appears golden is most easily removed when first noticed, by using a phosphate free detergent. Once tarnish turns to a light brown and/or black, a good non-abrasive polish is recommended. Polishes that offer a tarnish preventative within the polish help extend the life of polishing efforts. Preventative care is always...