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Sould I clean my silver before I take a photo?


#1

Hi - Is it best to clean the hallmark area before I take a photo, or will this just cause glare? if the hallmark is clearly visible but indistinct, is it better left alone before posting on this site?
I am new here so any advice is appreciated!


#2

If the mark is not clear, polishing will not help.

One trick for reading rubbed marks is to try breathing on them first. (This is also a good trick for finding repairs, but thats a different topic…) If you can breath first and then take the picture quickly, you might be able to get a good picture.

Hope that helps // Jonathan