Making Tiffany Pretty Again

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Last week I was eyeing my Tiffany bead bracelet and noticed how lacklustre it looked. I remember, many moons ago, when this bracelet was pristine. Gorgeous, shiny, unscratched. It's still gorgeous and I still wear it often but it just doesn't glimmer like it used to. I realized it has been over a year since it was last polished.

I would normally take it to Tiffany&Co for a cleaning/polish. It gets costly and they tend to keep the pieces for a few days but the results are impeccable (practically like new). However, while I was in Solutions the other day, I saw some silver polish and ended up buying it.


I think a silver polish is a must if you have a lot of silver jewelry. I can't believe I haven't owned anything like this before. It helps remove tarnish and restores your pieces to a beautiful shine. The one I got was a polishing cloth (around $10) and it works quite nicely. Once side polishes and the other side shines.


I remember being told by an SA at Tiffany that if I wore my bracelets often then I wouldn't have to worry too much about tarnish. While this has been somewhat true, tarnish still forms and it makes the bracelet look dull.


Before
After

Now the lustre is back in my bracelet and I am quite pleased with my polishing job.

How do you keep your Tiffany shiny?

xo,
Aleeza

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11 COMMENTS

  1. love tiffany's stuff but i hate that sterling silver accessories are so high maintenance. you did a great polishing job. i just dip it in a silver cleaner solution, and that's it... lol.

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  2. I wish I had anything from Tiffany that I had to worry about tarnishing!!

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  3. I don't know if Tiffany's has cleaning products, but at Birks there is something called "Silver Sparkle" that is a liquid dip for $15. It strips the tarnish away in less than 30 seconds. Just make sure that for any liquid dip, you let your bracelet fully dry especially in between each ball and chain. Also, finishing it off with a silver polishing cloth is always nice. If you REALLY want to keep tarnish from forming while your bracelet is in storage, you need to get an airtight, ziplock bag. It's what all sterling silver jewelry is stored in while not on display. Keeps the tarnish away FOREVER!

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  4. Such a pretty braclet!!


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  5. I'm cheap. I always use vaseline to polish my silver. haha :P

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  7. @♥AdamAlexMommy♥ Hmm.. maybe I should get in silver cleaner solution! I was hesitant because I wasn't sure how foolproof it would be, I didn't want to mess anything up haha. But I think I will give that a try. Using a polishing cloth is tedious!

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  8. @Jayne I believe Tiffany does sell something similar... I just never thought to get it until now. I definitely need a better storage system for any of my silver jewelry! My mum used to always, except it's a little prettier to look at. I think I might pick one up. Thanks for the tips! :)

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  9. @ilove2singnplay I never thought to even try that! I will definitely give it a go though. Another reason why I love Vaseline :).

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  10. Wow that is an awesome silver cleaner that bracelet looks like new!! and so much better than taking it to the store and waiting days to get it back.

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