How to Age Silver
If you have at home any silver decorative element or for example any jewel that you want to have a vintage style, you can always resort to the option of aging silver, which we can achieve by applying home remedies as we explain you step by step, below.
How to age silver? There are many products for it in the market, but we are going to explain to you next how to achieve it in a home way and with it you will finally achieve to give to your necklace of silver or any other jewel that aged aspect so that it has a style with much more charm.
We know that aged looking jewelry is the trend so you’re going to be able to wear it too.
On the other hand, you may need to age the silver from a decorative piece or a piece from a set of cutlery so that it is even with the rest. Let’s see how to make your silver look older.
Steps to age silver
As we have said there are products that age silver and we can also take it to a specialized jeweler, but if you want to do it yourself at home, you just need an egg (as you hear) and continue reading this step guide.
- The egg is apparently a good remedy to age new silver. All you have to do is take an egg and boil it as you usually do when you want to eat a boiled egg.
- Peel the egg and separate the yolk. Crumble the yolk and put it in a zippered bag.
- Now you must take the jewel and wash it well. You can do it with soap and water or a little dishwasher detergent. Also make sure that once washed, you dry the jewelry well. In order to do so, you must help yourself with a cloth that is well cleaned.
- Once washed and dried the jewel or silver element that you want to age, you have to put it in the bag where the egg yolk is. Make sure that this one is well smeared with the yolk. You can stick your fingers in (clean) and spread the yolk so that it covers the silver well.
- Leave the jewel with the yolk inside the bag during the night (about 6 or 8 hours) and after this time, take out the jewel. Don’t forget this step because if more hours pass you may notice that the aging effect is very exaggerated and you won’t like it at all.
- Take out the jewel or silver element and wash it again well as you did in the first steps. Also, dry again.
- Apply on the jewel a product to polish silver, cleaning well with the help of a cloth, cotton or ear swab. Once the jewellery has dried, you will see how old it is. If you want that effect to increase, you’ll have to polish longer.