How to Care for Sterling Silver Hollowware or Jewelry

Kaminer recommends Hagerty’s or Goddard’s Silver Polish for polishing silver.

Place a clean, dry towel on the surface to which you will be polishing the silver object or jewelry and set it on it.

Use one clean, dry rag to put polish on the object and rub onto silver surface that is tarnished.

Let dry for 5-10 minutes.

Next use another clean, dry rag to buff the dried polish off of the silver surface.

If a piece has texture or a pattern on the surface that the rag cannot reach to get all of the polish off, then use an

extremely soft bristled brush or Q-tip to lightly brush the excess, hard to reach polish off the surface.

If it is an item used for food or beverage serving, then wash it with a mild dish soap with warm water.

Dry immediately with a clean, dry towel to get water spots off of the surface.

Never put any silver in the dishwasher!

Always immediately wash any silver used for food or beverage service as there are

many harmful ingredients in food and drinks that can damage and corrode silver.

Dry immediately after washing with a clean, dry towel to avoid spotting.

How to Care for Your Sterling Silver Nest Bowl or Nest Series Jewelry

Polish with Goddard’s Liquid Silver Dip

Do not polish with silver polish as the friction and rubbing will loosen the woven silver.

Wear gloves when working with dip.

Place a towel on the surface in which you will be working with dip.

Method 1: Dab object with cotton ball or rag soaked with dip.

Rinse thoroughly with clean water afterward.

Pat dry with clean, dry towel.

Method 2: Fill a plastic container with dip and submerge object only long enough to get tarnish off.

Do not soak piece in dip for longer than a minute.

Rinse thoroughly with clean water immediately afterward.

Pat dry with clean, dry towel.

Silver Dip is NOT recommended for use on any other silver item as it can cause

damage due to the toxicity of the chemical.

Tips for Keeping Silver Tarnish Free

Place Hagerty Silver Protection Strips inside cabinets where silver is displayed and drawers where silver is stored.

The number one cause of tarnish is airborne sulfur, so the strips absorb it and keep your silver from tarnishing sooner! Replace strips every six months.

When your silver is not in use or on display, store it in the dust bag that comes with all of Kaminer’s products.

Hagerty also has a wide range of tarnish resistant storage products that will keep your silver from tarnishing sooner.

Use gloves that are treated with polish to wipe surface tarnish and dust off of silver before the dark brown or black tarnish sets in.

You will have to polish your silver with liquid polish less frequently! Hagerty and Goddard’s both make excellent Silver Polishing Mitts.

How to Care for Copper Hollowware

Kaminer recommends Brasso for polishing copper (NEVER use on silver).

Place a clean, dry towel on the surface to which you will be polishing the copper object and set it on it.

Use one clean, dry rag to put polish on the object and rub onto copper surface that is tarnished.

Let dry for 5-10 minutes.

Next use another clean, dry rag to buff the dried polish off of the copper surface.

If a piece has texture or a pattern on the surface that the rag cannot reach to get all of the polish off, then use an

extremely soft bristled brush or Q-tip to lightly brush the excess, hard to reach polish off the surface.

Please note that copper is NOT food or beverage safe and can be toxic, especially when exposed to acidic foods or beverages.

The tarnish is also toxic and should not interact with food or beverages to be consumed.

*** The Hagerty, Goddard’s, and Brasso products mentioned above can be purchased online through those companies as well at most local hardware stores.