What does tarnish mean?

- Oct 07, 2018-

When a piece of jewelry or metal tarnishes, it loses it luster and changes color. In the case of sterling silver, oxidization causes the piece to tarnish and turn a blackish color. Tarnish can be removed from metal by using a polishing cloth or dipping the piece in a silver jewelry cleaning liquid to remove the tarnish. The metal is not eroded at all by the tarnish and can always be restored to its original brilliant shine.