Ok, here's a couple questions for you sterling silver experts. I did a show this weekend (it went ok, but not great, thanks for asking ), and I had the following questions:
1. Can I use liquid tarnish remover to treat all of my jewelry in advance of a show? Is it safe for beads, crimps, softflex, garnets etc so long as it is removed promptly and then rinsed and dried? Or maybe it is easier to say when it is not safe to use.
2. Is there something wacky about me, my sweat, my ph, etc that would make sterling silver oxidize rapidly in hot summer weather? The two necklaces - both sterling silver; each from different, reputable suppliers; of different constructions (one snake, one curb chain) both turned significantly blackish around where it was resting on my neck (one day with sunscreen, one day without, different hair products each day, perfume one day - none the other.