Silver cloth prevents tarnishing by absorbing harmful atmospheric gases like sulfur compounds before they can reach the silver item being stored, according to the Society of American Silversmiths. The fabric is impregnated with microscopic particles of silver or zinc.
Silvercloth can also be used to clean and polish display silver items that can’t be washed, such as picture frames and candlestick holders. It is made of 100% cotton saturated with Goddard’s exclusive cleaning, polishing and anti-tarnish agents. It easily removes tarnish from silver jewellery, rings and necklaces while buffing them to a shiny finish.
When exposed to the elements, silver tarnishes, turning black and dull. Exposure to certain chemicals such as perfumes, hand lotions and hairspray can hasten the process. In addition, air pollution, dust and tap water can further hasten tarnishing. While a common cloth can clean silver, it won’t protect against tarnishing.
Pacific Silvercloth is an anti-tarnish material, a brown woven cloth impregnated with thousands of silver particles. During production the silver is precipitated into the cotton fibers. The large surface area of the silver on the Pacific Silvercloth offers pollutants a high probability of reacting with it instead of the actual object being stored.
The material is commonly used to line silver chests or cases, jewelry boxes and flatware drawer liners. It can also be turned into custom bags, pouches and rolls to store silver. The 80gsm fabric is drapable and conforms to the shape of silverware and jewellery. It can even be used to line drawers of china cabinets and closets to keep silver and other metals safe from tarnishing.