Tag Archives: Cleaning DIRTY Silver

Cleaning Silver JEWELRY – Cleaning Acording To Collectors

Hello Bling Lover!   I love vintage silver jewelry. I love the sterling art deco and marcasite pieces. Personally, I like them looking shiny and new.  But most vintage silver r collectors like what I call tarnish. They call this look, patina. Many … Continue reading

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My Necklace Is Bone, Not Ivory!

Hello Bling Lovers,  I am so grateful to the Jewel Collect members who took their time and helped me identify the material used in my carved vintage necklace. I know it is bone and not ivory. There are no ivory beads … Continue reading

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Answering Question About Cleaning Silver Mesh Purses

Hello Bling Lovers, Thanks for the question. If you have a mesh purse with leather do NOT dip the purse. Leather can not be dipped in TarnX.   Sorry, you can use silver paste and a soft tooth brush on the … Continue reading

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Silver Cleaning Revisited

Hello Fellow Bling Lovers,   This morning JC members have been sending messages about jewelry cleaning. They value patina. One member mentioned damage done to a piece by using Tarn-X. I had to add my thoughts.  I know I am new … Continue reading

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Silver Cleaning – Another Opinion

Hello Bling Lovers, Bernie’s Vintage Blog is a place where I can share my journey as I learn more and more about vintage jewelry, evening purses, glass and other amazing collectibles left to me by my wonderful Mom. I am … Continue reading

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Success: Silver Mesh Purse Shiny

Hello Bling Lovers, I am excited. I actually successfully cleaned a vintage sterling silver mesh evening bag. I was trying to figure out how to safely remove tarnish.  As I described in an earlier post, I cleaned a sterling drawstring purse … Continue reading

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Antique Silver, Identifying and Cleaning.

Bling, Bling, how I love it. I am the child of my mother. Mom collected beautiful things from “junk” stores, antique shops and garage sales. Many of our fun times happened when we spotted a  garage sale sign and stopped. Back in the … Continue reading

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