Do you own a piece of jewelry that is darkened or blackened ?
This type of finish or patina is called Antiqued. I create it using Liver of Sulfur.
Liver of Sulfur is that stinky stuff.. and I do mean STINKY. Just like rotten eggs. Sounds delightful doesnt it? Liver of Sulfur comes in nugget form within a small jar or tin like this one.
As long as the contents are kept dry this tin lasts a LONG time. I am on my 2nd tin in 7 years. I use it about once a month.
This potassium sulfide solution combines with the sterling silver to form a colored surface. The design turns blacker when the solution is VERY hot.(water combined with the nugget) Plus I can control the tint by how long I leave in the solution.
Why do I love this finish so much?
I can leave the recessed parts black and shine up the raised surface… Gorgeous!
This is my favorite way to use Liver of Sulfur.
I use Liver of Sulfur on copper too. This cuff design features copper and sterling antiqued finishes.
For more antiqued finish designs; alenesadornments