by Jill Culley
(last updated July 13, 2015)
Copper is a beautiful metal that I've found everywhere in the house like stove hoods, splash boards and wall decorations. I also have my grandmother's copper costume jewelry and I absolutely love it. The only problem I discovered with it is that it tends to tarnish. I was shocked to discover that the jewelry had turned a lime green color in certain spots. After a quick search on the internet, I learned that copper oxidizes, or tarnishes, when it is exposed to air. It's a natural process and one that obviously can't be avoided but there are ways to keep your copper jewelry tarnish free. It's important to be gentle when cleaning the copper jewelry because it can be damaged by harsh chemicals and then your jewelry will be tarnished as well as ruined. Listed below are some easy cleaning solutions to help clean your jewelry.
Making sure that your copper jewelry stays shiny and untarnished is something you will always need to do simply because air causes the jewelry to tarnish. However, it is a simple thing to clean with common household substances. Once your jewelry has been cleaned and buffed, it will stay cleaner longer if it is stored in a jewelry box or a felt jewelry bag.
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