Copper often darkens or patinas over time, a natural part of the beauty of the metal. Many people appreciate the patina process and enjoy the changes they see. If the copper has been polished and you prefer keeping the polished look, that can easily be done.
Silver has a tendency to look tarnished over time and the same steps can be used to keep it polished.
- Microfiber towels work wonderfully to keep your copper jewelry polished.
- this will also help deter the green skin that copper may cause, which is simply a pH reaction)
- Kitchen vinegar and iodized salt also work well, or anything with them in it, such as ketchup. Simply wet the piece with vinegar, sprinkle with salt and wipe softly. Rinse and dry.