One of the easiest and safest ways to age your sterling silver jewelry is by doing the following: Boil an egg. Take a zip-lock bag, place the hard boiled egg inside (best while still warm) and smash it. Take your sterling silver ring, bracelet, earrings, pendant or necklace and place them inside the bag along with the smashed egg. Seal the bag. Within minutes, the gases inside will tarnish your silver while not damaging any stones or delicate components of the piece.
Note: the entire piece of jewelry will tarnish. Take fine sandpaper and sand the areas you don't want tarnished. Check our our pieces at www.Lugdun.com for excellent examples of how this recipe can make your jewelry stand out.