PRO TIP – POLISHING YOUR SILVER
“Silver looks good with a little oxidizing,” says Alex Biro, “especially if it’s an older piece. So, don’t try to get rid of that and don’t use too much liquid silver polish.”
Instead, he says, the best way to keep your silver looking its best is by using a polishing cloth. “The liquid will get into the details of the more ornate pieces and ruin the whole look,” he explains. “Just use the cloth until the piece develops a nice patina.”
If you’ve already used a liquid polish to cut through some heavier oxidation and are seeing gummed up features, grab an old toothbrush and work it out.