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Black spot on silver

Hi, I’m new here!
I am looking for tips and ideas on how to remove black stains on some of my silver.

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You definitely want to hear from @Jeff_Herman

Hello Bralow,

Thanks for your question!

  1. Do those “stains” feel crusty?
  2. Are they on sterling or silverplate?

Thanks,

Jeff

Do the black spots remain after you polish? I have pieces with that problem and I am interested in how to remove.

There’s another topic here on that very thing that goes into several details on how to remove them. Particularly if it’s on solid silver (not plated).

There’s n article right here:
https://hermansilver.com/care.htm#Salt-Encrustation

Jeffrey Herman, ASAS, FIPG
Herman Silver Restoration & Conservation
PO Box 786
West Warwick, RI 02893
401/461-6840
jeff@hermansilver.com
http://www.hermansilver.com