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Antique Sterling Silver Crosses

NEW Small 925 Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Antique Look 17mm 066
NEW Small 925 Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Antique Look 17mm 066
$11.95
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925 Sterling Silver Antique Finish Large Filigree Budded Cross Pendant
925 Sterling Silver Antique Finish Large Filigree Budded Cross Pendant
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ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER CROSS CRUSIFIX NICE
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER CROSS CRUSIFIX NICE
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ANTIQUE Sterling Silver CELTIC CROSS Pendant Engraved 15 Long 7 8 Wide
ANTIQUE Sterling Silver CELTIC CROSS Pendant Engraved 15 Long 7 8 Wide
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Antique Sterling Silver Crucifix Cross Inri
Antique Sterling Silver Crucifix Cross Inri
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ANTIQUE CROSS CRUCIFIX ORNATE MARCASITE ONYX STERLING SILVER necklace read
ANTIQUE CROSS CRUCIFIX ORNATE MARCASITE ONYX STERLING SILVER necklace read
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Antique Vintage PEARL Rosary Beads STERLING SILVER Centerpiece Medal
Antique Vintage PEARL Rosary Beads STERLING SILVER Centerpiece Medal
$36.00
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10pReligious lot ss crucifix antique sterling silver crossrosaries medals +
10pReligious lot ss crucifix antique sterling silver crossrosaries medals +
$30.00
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Four Gospels Cross Sterling Silver Antique Replica
Four Gospels Cross Sterling Silver Antique Replica
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Antique Sterling Silver Ornate Crucifix Cross Statement Pendant Necklace N52
Antique Sterling Silver Ornate Crucifix Cross Statement Pendant Necklace N52
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Antique Sterling Silver Amethyst Jerusalem Maltese Cross Pendant 325g ORIG BOX
Antique Sterling Silver Amethyst Jerusalem Maltese Cross Pendant 325g ORIG BOX
$110.00
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Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Russian Orthodox Rosary Cross Pendant
Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Russian Orthodox Rosary Cross Pendant
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How To Clean Vintage Silver Jewelry

Question - I have just started collecting beautiful Sterling Silver bracelets. I have always worn Gold. I never know what I should do about polishing these Vintage Bracelets. Is it a matter of preference or should they be left as is?

Answer - The degree of polish is a preference decision but you also have to be careful not to remove the aged patina too much. I have seen beautiful vintage pieces that were polished too brightly and lost their vintage character. The first rule of thumb for me is to never dip a piece of Vintage Silver jewelry in a dip silver cleaner as it would totally destroy the patina. It would make it look new and most collectors will never do that. I prefer a light hand polishing that enhances the beauty of the piece without affecting the Vintage Factor. The following instructions are for Sterling and Alpaca with hard stones jewelry only. First, wash in mild soap and water to remove the surface dirty and grime. Then use a soft polishing cloth to enhance the higher parts of piece. That is it. You may wish to keep them in sealed bags or wrapped in anti tarnish tissue paper.

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