Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cleaning green verdigris from metal jewelry


I thought I would give a few hints that I have learned along the way on cleaning costume jewelry.
Sometimes you may receive a piece of jewelry that has green on the metal, copper and brass I have found will do this, I use a white distilled vinegar and a small soft toothbrush and cotton swab to clean the verdigris off. I don't dip the jewelry into the vinegar, as you know it is an natural acid, so as soon as you have cleaned the green verdigris off your jewelry be sure and rinse it well, and dry the piece well, on some chains it's difficult to dry so I use a hair dryer on a low cool setting.

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