Ever used anti tarnish cloth ?

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04-14-2010 02:57 AM

I had a request for a jewelry box with anti tarnish cloth liner. I found a few sites that sell it, but was curious if anyone has any experience with this product ?


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#1 posted 04-14-2010 04:28 AM

I don’t know. Never have used it, sorry Lisa.

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 04:44 AM

Never used, seen or heard of it. Hope to learn some from your experience with it. Good luck.

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 06:14 AM

It used to be available with silverware chests. Most jewelers used to have access too. Try Google and or Amazon. I bet you could find it.

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 11:24 AM

I did find it from a few sites. It sells for $10- $16 a yard. I was wondering if it really makes any
difference for the jewelry ?


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#5 posted 04-14-2010 12:27 PM

I’ve never heard of using it in a jewelry box and I think lining the whole thing might be overkill. If you have an insert tray, using it in one or 2 of the compartments may work… I think it only works on silver too… so if you have a lot of gold jewelry (and who doesn’t these days!!!), then it would be a waste.
Just my 0.02 cents.

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#6 posted 04-14-2010 06:20 PM

I don’t know, always used velvet.
Good luck.

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#7 posted 04-14-2010 09:02 PM

I just found these on Google, 3M anti=tarnish strips.

These might do the trick for you.

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#8 posted 04-15-2010 09:28 AM

The thing that most people forget is that silver oxide is impervious to corrosion. Once it builds that nice black patine, it can’t oxidize anymore. We keep polishing the protective coating off of our stuff. The only thing you can do is to give your jewelry some kind of sacrificial anode, or coat it with some kind of oxygen-proof layer, which never looks or feels right. If you keep polishing it, you take off a few thousands of an inch each time. That may seem like very little, but the human finger can feel a difference of a few thousands of an inch. I tried the baking soda and aluminum foil trick to “untarnish” silverware, and it didn’t work for me.

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#9 posted 04-15-2010 11:38 AM

Is it a cloth that actually prevents tarnishing or is it a cloth that just will not cause corrosion. I have seen something called “acid-free” cloth advertised before which would at least be sure to serve the purpose of not encouraging corrosion, but probably wouldn’t have any preventive properties.

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#10 posted 04-15-2010 03:46 PM

My friend who requested it said a lot of the jewelry boxes are advertised as having this cloth.
It may be a gimmick for sales, but I thought it was an interesting idea.
I found the cloth for sale by the yard here with a blurb about it.


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#11 posted 04-15-2010 04:02 PM

I think the cloth is a better buy than the 3M strips.

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#12 posted 04-15-2010 06:43 PM

Looks similar to corrosion inhibiting paper I see machined parts wrapped in. VCI paper (vapor corrosion inhibitor) it gives off fumes that displace oxygen in the box. The paper is supposed to last for years if packaged right.

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#13 posted 07-28-2011 12:43 AM

This is an excellent idea if you have a lot of silver jewelry, especially with small or intricate designs or with stones. I have a lot of turquoise and silver American Indian jewelry—it is hard to polish without getting the chemicals on the turquoise.

And yes, I lined my entire jewelry box with it. It is Pacific Cloth. Just Google Pacific Cloth or Pacific Silver Cloth. The manufacturer’s website sells the anti-tarnish cloth by the yard—direct. It is brown flannel, and it costs $15.99 a yard, 38 inches wide. I bought a yard years ago at my fabric store, but they don’t carry it any more.

I measured the drawers and cut out pieces of cloth to fit, and glued it in with fabric glue—the bottom of the drawers, too, when the bottom of one drawer becomes the “ceiling” of the drawer below. The more air-tight you can get it, the better it works. I also made some pouches for silver jewelry and put the pouches in plastic bags.

It is not perfect, but helps a whole lot, especially if you can keep the air out. I did it to my jewelry amoire. It took a while, but I did it a little at a time while watching TV. Good luck. The product is good and it is worth the effort if you have a lot of silver.

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#14 posted 01-25-2012 10:49 PM

I know this is an old thread, but anymore info on this stuff? Lisa, did you end up using it?

The jewelry cabinets my wife is “inspired” by and would buy instead of having me build one are advertised as being lined with this expensive stuff, even though the entire cabinet (20”w x 42”h) costs less than $200!

Just my hardware alone will probably add up to $200, let alone adding yards of this fabric!

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#15 posted 01-26-2012 12:13 AM

I didn’t order any to use. I just couldn’t get past the price.
I figure it is cheaper to buy a jewelry cleaning cloth,
or like my jeweler they clean and inspect my pieces once a year….for free !


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