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How do I clean my new piece.
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Posted on Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:38 am
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I made a new beautiful bracelet and earrings. http://imgur.com/etDL2oC

It is Sterling silver 19g and anodized niobium 19g. Not sure What the weave is called. Problem is now it is tarnishing and I am scared to clean it because I don't know if it will hurt the anodized niobium. What can I do to clean it?

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Posted on Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:09 pm
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That's really pretty. I damaged a silver/nio bracelet by tumbling it, so I agree that's not a good way to go. My suggestion would be baking soda: make a wet paste and rub with your fingers and maybe a soft toothbrush. Rinse with water and dry with a cloth. This works surprisingly well on silver and I've not had any problems with niobium. Probably not a good idea to soak it for a long time though.

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Posted on Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:11 pm
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That's baking SODA not baking POWDER. Sodium bicarbonate.

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Posted on Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:04 am
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Very nice piece! Looks like a byzantine Olivia Variation to me.

I agree with the baking soda recommendation; it should not hurt the anodized rings.

This is what I use ...

Line a bowl with aluminum foil and add 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon liquid soap then 1 cup of HOT water. Soak, then rinse in cool water.

This does not work for aluminum though! I only use it for silver.

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Posted on Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:58 pm
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Flutter's cleaning tip looks to me like it relies on a chemical reaction,
I'd be concerned using it without knowing exactly what was going to happen, particularly as there are multiple metals involved. at the very least I'd suggest making a test sample from some left over rings and seeing what happens.


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