5 Great tips for taking care of your silver

Thanks to its durability and resistance, silver has been used for centuries to create luxury items as well as precious tableware and dining sets.

Nevertheless silver tends to turn dark when exposed to air and requires periodic care and polishing. Following a few simple tips, your silver will shine for years.

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Antique Silver Standards: Sheffield Plate

Sheffield Plate was developed in the middle of the 18th century as a more affordable alternative to sterling silver. It consists of a thin layer of silver applied over a thick sheet of copper, then pressed and hammered until the two metals are fused together. Once fused, the plated sheet acts exactly like sterling silver and it’s ready to be molded and shaped by the silversmith.

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