What Is Oxidized Sterling Silver?

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Oxidized sterling silver is a darkened metal of sterling silver, which is decorated mostly to improve its appearance. The oxidising happens when the sterling silver is exposed to oxygen. You can control the colour and deepen the dark appearance if you wish to do so. You can also use a finishing gloss to make the colour have a permanent darkened metal hue.
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1. Pour the warm water and dishwashing liquid into a bowl big enough to hold your oxidized silver and stir or swirl gently to mix. Use only warm water in this stage; hot water can
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Oxidized silver is not necessarily sterling silver but sterling silver can be oxidized. Oxidation is a finish on silver, otherwise known as tarnish. Sterling silver can tarnish and
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It is a combination reaction. eg. when silver is heated at a very high temp in presence of oxygen or air silver monoxide will be produced. this is a combination reaction. 4Ag + O2
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( ′sil·vər ′äk′sīd ) (inorganic chemistry) Ag2O An odorless, dark-brown powder with a metallic taste; soluble in nitric acid and ammonium hydroxide
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Oxidised sterling silver is intentionally darkened silver made by tarnishing it in a controlled way to increase detail and the appearance of depth in a design. The most popular way to oxidise sterling silver is to immerse it in a solution of water and a chemical called liver of sulphur.
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