September 8, 2016

Why Silver Ornaments turns greyish black

Every metal, be it silver or gold looses the shine as time passes-by. People usually fear investing n choosing silver. Just because they fear the ornament decolorise and looses its lustre. They believe that this is due to poor quality or poor purity. But this is a myth.

Loosing metallic lustre and decolorizing however, is a natural phenomena. The sulphide layer deposition on sliver changes its color from shiny silver to greyish black. Hence, lowering the chances of corrosion of silver helps keep the shine and lustre as it is. This may be lowered to a great extent by avoiding:

  • Moisture of Air
  • Humidity
  • Sweat
  • Chemicals
  • Fragrances

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