Tarnishing is a naturally occurring process for silver and silver-plated jewelry. We craft our Tools out of copper and then plate them with silver and 24K gold, so it can happen with Light-Life Tools as well. Your Tools will still work, even if the plating is wearing off. Tarnish is a result of a chemical reaction that occurs when silver comes into contact with air and various substances. Silver tarnish is a form of corrosion, but unlike rust, it does not destroy the underlying metal and can be removed relatively easily.
There is no way to protect your silver jewelry from turning black because silver interacts with so many materials found in everyday life. Tarnishing can be accelerated by contact with tap water (because it contains chlorine), a number of foods (e.g., salad dressings), your perfume and hair spray, and even wool clothing.
On rare occasion people report green oxidation appearing on copper. Again, this is a natural process, and Slim Spurling suggested that it may even add to the power the Tools. If you want to polish your copper, use some ketchup. That’s what Slim recommended, and people who applied it loved the results.
If you are looking for more jewelry cleaning suggestions – please read our blog where we share some tips.
If your favorite Light-Life Pendant or your Personal Harmonizer lost its shine over the years, we are offering re-plating and re-lacquering service that you can contact us about at firstname.lastname@example.org.