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how goldsmith prevent silver articles from corrosion and how they clean them once the articles are corroded

Asked by Deepika Radhakrishnan | 7th May, 2014, 10:42: PM

Expert Answer:

Goldsmith prevents silver articles from corrosion by storing them in places which are moist free or having even and low humidity atmospheres. Storing in boxes made up of glasses or wood and in tight sealed polyethylene bags. Silver items are sometimes lacquered to protect against tarnish and to prevent over-polishing. (Lacquering is the process of creating a hard durable finish on the surface of an object).

If the corrosion of silver is less then goldsmiths usually wipe silver articles with a soft cloth (silver cloth) nicely so that tarnished black layer is removed. If the corrosion of silver is more then they use little silver polish with a soft cloth (silver cloth) they rub the polish on the metal using straight strokes, as opposed to circular movements. So that the tarnished black layer is removed making silver to shine

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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 8th May, 2014, 11:53: AM

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