Featured Silver Brooch Polish or Not

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by cxgirl, May 7, 2021.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi All,
    Wondering about this sterling butterfly brooch from Portugal - polish with a cream to get it sparkling or continue using a polishing cloth? I've been using a sunshine cloth, has removed a lot of the black but not sure if this should be polished with a cream polisher?
    Any thoughts appreciated
    thanks for looking:)

    after some polishing with the cloth

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  2. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    If it's for you it is purely personal preference. If you are selling it I find they always do a lot better if polished.
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  3. Pattywithay

    Pattywithay Well-Known Member

    I would carefully clean it in warm water with dish detergent and a soft toothbrush then give it another cloth polish.
  4. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    JMHO I don't think it should be polished to sparkling because you would lose a lot of the details of the design. However, I agree with @Ce BCA that it would likely sell better if it was a little cleaner. I agree with @Pattywithay. Try the soap & water to get some of the build-up off & then after it dries use the cloth some more.

    The problem with cream is it is almost impossible with pieces like this to get it all out of the crooks & crevices.
  5. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I always give silver a light polish.

    Polishing cream is a mess for pieces like this, I use a foaming polish like Hagerty Silver Foam or Wright's Silver Cream with a soft toothbrush. They are meant to be used with water and wash away easily :)
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  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I think THAT is going to SPARKLE!!!! Please show when done!!!! SO PRETTY!!!:singing::singing:
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  7. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I use the foaming polish and a baby toothbrush.
    It’s brilliant as it just washes away. I then use a little fairy liquid (dawn) again on a toothbrush, rinse and a polish with a silver cloth.
  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I thought you wanted to know if it was from Poland. :rolleyes:
  9. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    LOL Bronwen.
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    This is one of those VERY rare cases where I've used Silver Dip. Literally in and out.
  11. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Me too to begin with :hilarious:
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  12. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    What kind of silver dip?
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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Goddards, usually.
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  14. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks for all the replies folks:) I've never heard of a foaming or dip polish, will see if I can find some locally:)
    lol, good one Bronwen:)
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  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Whatever you do, don't use Tarnex, it's the work of the devil.
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