Silver Patina

Tip: Silver Patina With Eggs

Have you ever wanted to antique a silver piece that you own but never knew how.  Or maybe you do know how but are not interested in using heat or chemicals to add patina to your silver.  If you are looking for an all natural way to add some color to your piece by giving it an antique look then consider using eggs. Yes that’s right we said eggs! The sulfur in the yolk of eggs reacts chemically with sterling silver and will make it look aged.  T achieve this simply take your silver piece and stick it completely into the yolk of a hard boiled egg.  Place the egg yolk in a zip lock back and leave in the refrigerator overnight.  In the morning you will have an antique patina on your silver!