Sealant and Silver
Do you ever use a protective finish on silver? I have read arguments online against sealing silver, but is it really as bad an idea for tarnish prevention? Should sealing silver be avoided completely?
Personally, I don't care for a protective finish or coating on my silver; hence, I don't use one. However, that's a personal choice. I think if you asked around you'd find the majority of artists do not put a protective finish on silver. There are exceptions when delicate patinas are involved. For an easy care, bright-silver finish that is tarnish resistant, try using Argentium silver. You can get lots of great information about this silver alloy at the Argentium website: www.argentium.com