to be gutted about my necklace

(46 Posts)
polkadotsrock Wed 01-Jul-15 13:20:00

DH bought me a Tiffany necklace for a significant birthday on Sunday. I wore it that day and put it on this morning- just looked and it's tarnished!! I've waited a long time for something out of a Tiffany box and I'm pissed off that it looks crap already.

Could you take it back and get Tiffany to fix it?

polkadotsrock Wed 01-Jul-15 13:22:13

I hope so. We're in the north of Scotland and he got it in Heathrow. Hoping we can just post it but still pretty annoyed.

QforCucumber Wed 01-Jul-15 13:23:56

I have a Tiffany bracelet which does this everytime I get/spray perfume on it,

contacted them and apparently there's a reaction between the coating and the perfume now I barely wear it for fear of damaging it further. Silver dip stuff has brought it up loads.

polkadotsrock Wed 01-Jul-15 13:25:10

I don't wear perfume- could it be sweat in this heat? Just seems shit to me after one and a half wears!!

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Wed 01-Jul-15 13:27:37

thats really crap - if you are spending that much on a branded item thats suposed to be quality it shouldnt tarnish

liquidrevolution Wed 01-Jul-15 13:27:38

is it silver? My skin makes silver turn black. No idea why?

polkadotsrock Wed 01-Jul-15 13:29:43

It is silver. And so pretty. Gah!angry

littlesupersparks Wed 01-Jul-15 13:30:46

If it's solid silver you can polish off the tarnish, surely!

polkadotsrock Wed 01-Jul-15 13:31:33

Probably, but should that really be necessary every single time I wear it?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 01-Jul-15 13:32:35

Silver turns black if you don't wear it constantly. Get a silver polishing cloth and give it a good clean. You can buy special pouches to store silver jewellery in when you aren't wearing it to stop it doing this.

littlesupersparks Wed 01-Jul-15 13:38:48

I just thought it was a thing with all silver jewellery...

Fudgeface123 Wed 01-Jul-15 14:09:16

Bit far away to nip back isn't it sad Hope it cleans up for you and what a lovely gift smile

Kintsugi Wed 01-Jul-15 14:21:29

Put it in a bowl with a piece of tinfoil in the bottom, pour in hot boiled water
The oxidisation will be reversed..no polishing required

OOAOML Wed 01-Jul-15 15:11:37

Are you near a Lakeland? They have a silver polishing cloth.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 01-Jul-15 15:29:06

You can get a polishing cloth from Amazon for a couple of quid or any jewellers.

JaynewithaY Wed 01-Jul-15 15:36:20

A second vote for a polishing cloth off amazon. They also sell little paper strips that you put in the box with your necklace which help to reduce tarnishing.

SomewhereIBelong Wed 01-Jul-15 15:49:05

Silver always tarnishes - doesn't matter how expensive or exclusive the gift is, if it is silver it will tarnish. - that is how you know it is silver.

I saw a documentary once on the royal family - they have a team whose job is to polish the silver - all the time - by the time they get to the last piece they start again

FelicityGubbins Wed 01-Jul-15 16:13:50

Rub it with toothpaste then rinse off under a tap, it will come out like new...

Salmotrutta Wed 01-Jul-15 16:19:47

Silver always tarnishes if you don't wear it constantly.

A quick buff up with silver cleaner will sort it.

SomewhereIBelong is absolutely correct - it's just what silver does!

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Wed 01-Jul-15 16:20:18

but thats silver thats not worn - silver that is worn should be fine

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Wed 01-Jul-15 16:24:37

it should not have tarnished within 3 days

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 01-Jul-15 16:26:33

Sounds like it just wasn't cleaned before being sold.

Dowser Wed 01-Jul-15 16:58:40

I did that tinfoil thing with some silver and ruined it. Some was ok some wasn't.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 01-Jul-15 17:08:38

www.tiffany.com/Service/FaqDetail.aspx?faq_id=1740&FAQ_CATEGORY=83

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