April 25, 2011 in Photo Questions
What is the best way to store silver serveware?
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Sarah Miller
I am sure you know silver is easily tarnished during storage. I've found the best way to store silver is in an archival box, a regular box will have acids in the paper or cardboard which cause the silver to tarnish. Also, using silica gel in the box, and/or the closet,helps to keep the humidity down. Again humidity causes tarnishing. Another very important thing to remember is not to wrap the silver in newspaper. Newspaper also has a lot of acid in it and will change the color of the silver and make it much harder to clean. I suggest wrapping it in clean white cotton fabric.
You can buy archival boxes at most art supply stores as well as the Container Store.
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Silver flatware is best stored in a silver chest or a drawer of a credenza or buffet that's lined with felt and has dividers for separating & organizing your cutlery.

Any store that sells silver flatware will have a selection of silver chests - typically they're offered by the manufacturer of the silver flatware...
...or you can purchase them online.
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I have two heirloom sterlingt silver candelabras. When not in use, I actually wrap them in plastic wrap (Saran wrap) then wrap in clean towels. This prevents any air contact. It seems to work perfectly. Then when needed, just a light buff with a soft cloth does the trick....hope this helps, it is a simple, inexpensive option. Good luck
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