Gold-plated silver is 925 silver of the sample (an alloy containing 92,5% pure silver and 7,5% copper or other metals), which is coated with gold. Before cleaning gold-plated silver, remember that no abrasives, even the softest, can be used.
First of all, to protect jewelry from contamination and damage, they should be removed during homework, as well as when using cosmetic products: bleaching creams, soaps, perfumes, acetone.
Do not store silver in boxes made of cardboard, as the packaging is also capable of emitting, for example, sulfur, which adversely affects silver.
In order for the gilded silver to remain for a long time as new, the products must be carefully looked after. Cleaning should be carried out at regular intervals, not allowing products to be covered with green or gray bloom.
Instead of alcohol for cleaning gilded silver, you can use table vinegar. Apply vinegar in two ways. The first is to dilute 2 tablespoons of 8% vinegar in one liter of water, place the product in the solution for 15 minutes, rinse with running water, wipe with chamois. The second way is to dilute two tablespoons of 8% vinegar in a glass of water, moisten a sponge, wipe the products, wipe dry and clean with suede.
Wine spirit copes well with the darkening on gold-plated silver and is also perfectly safe for gilding. Moisten a cotton pad, wipe the product, process the suede cloth to shine.
Completely green objects can be cleaned with a soap solution with the addition of a few drops of ammonia. On a liter of warm water 1, add a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 liquid ammonia to 6. Soak items for 30 minutes, rinse with running water, dry, rub to a shine with a soft cloth.
Gold-plated silver is corrosion resistant and combines the lightness and low price of silver with a high-quality gold plating and its incomparable brilliance.
Silver is quite rare in the earth’s crust and belongs to the group of rare precious and noble metals. Gold and platinum also belong to this group.
Pure silver is very soft, malleable and ductile metal. According to the ability to change shape under the influence of the load
when silver is destroyed, it surpasses gold and thanks to this quality it is widely used for making jewelry. The greatest value in everyday life is the extreme sensitivity of silver to the effects of hydrogen sulfide. Usually, sulfur compounds are the cause of the darkening of silver products. There are many sources of hydrogen sulfide around us, from food to construction materials to which silver reacts.