Frequently Asked Questions

How can I handle my sterling silver products that have an oxidized finish?

Oxidized silver is deliberately tarnished, which creates a black sheen for an antique or discolored appearance. Due to its tarnished nature, caring instructions for oxidized silver differs from traditional, non-oxidized silver materials.


You should avoid using a silver polish as this will strip the oxidized finish from the silver. Instead, we recommend cleaning your oxidized silver by using a dry, clean cloth to avoid scratching. Only clean oxidized silver when necessary.


Visit Tiffany’s Silver Cleaning & Care Guide for more information on how to properly care for your silver.