Posted 4 years ago
I previously posted this ring (link in first comment below), it arrived fully polished...
In former post I showed the flame method result, but after months wearing it, this patina went off (I don't take off my rings when washing hands...).
I tried long time ago the boiled egg method (eggs are rich in sulfur, hence their smell when hard boiled!) but the result didn't fetch my expectations!
Internet now allows access to so many demonstrations!
The right way to get a good and quick result is:
Degrease carefully the jewelry with alcohol moist tissue.
Boil an egg for 20 minutes,
Remove the shell and the yolk, (no mess to wash afterward in the crevices of your silver!)
Cut it into small pieces,
Put these egg bits still warm in a Ziploc bag with the silver pieces you want to blacken,
Check and shake regularly the bag, usually 15 minutes is enough to get a sufficient patination.
Remove your oxidized pieces from the bag and rub with an old used silvercloth.
I put other jewelry in the same bag with the egg pieces immediately after removing the first ones, it worked fine too!