Have your silver professionally polished.
Each spoon, fork, knife, candlestick or hollowware object is polished one at a time with a buffing machine or small inch buffing wheels. Buffing compound is applied to the buffing wheel to remove tarnish and scratches. This is hard, dirty work but it will vastly improve the appearance of your sterling silver, silverplate or brass.
A recent quote from a customer said, "Thank you so very much for your superb workmanship! Our candlesticks never have looked so beautiful!
Polishing Sterling silver & Silverplate
STERLING SILVER COFFEE AND TEA SERVICE.
This image includes 13 pieces in total including the sterling tray, hot water kettle, two coffeepots, teapot, sugars, creamers, waste bowl, and two baby cups. I polished all this work and returned it to the customer in five days.
While you can polish your silver at home using a quality silver polish such as 3M Tarni-Shield, the polishing job I can do for you involves significantly more effort, and produces a remarkable transformation.
This sterling silver Revere Bowl arrived with a dent in the lip and a dent in the side. After the dents were removed it was polished to a bright finish appropriate to a 20th century Revere Bowl. I was very careful while polishing to protect the engraved monogram.
Additional Polishing Examples
Sterling silver Menorah
This sterling silver menorah was badly tarnished. A family treasure from the late 19th century or early 20th century, all it needed was a careful polishing to restore its appearance for the next generation. It has a spun and stamped stem with cast filigree arm structure.
Sterling Silver Candelabra polished
Sterling silver candelabra polished. Take care when polishing candelabra with arms to use a very gentle touch. Use make up pads and q-tips rather than a cloth to avoid pushing and pulling on the arms. When inserting candles support underneath the candlecup.
Brass 19th century Menorah
This cast brass Menorah from from 19th century East European heirloom. It arrived with bad scratches from removing wax with a knife and the customer wanted to pass this down to her daughter with a renewed appearance.
New Mexican Tin Candlesticks Restored
These New Mexican Tin Candlesticks arrived with decades of grimy dust and dirt. In addition, they were broken and needed to be soldered back together. After the repair and hours of buffing with tiny brushes they look amazing.