Silver as a metal is actually too soft to make jewelry by itself. Most silver jewelry is actually about 92 percent silver and 8 percent a different metal, usually copper.. Silver can be exposed to chlorine in swimming pools, Jacuzzis and spas.
One effect that chlorine can have on sterling silver is discoloration or tarnish.
Today I have noticed that it has completely tarnished – the outside of the "white gold" is not blackened and looks like old silver round the edge,. Does this mean it is not white gold – what coverings or metal would two doses of chlorine affect?
I have a customer who is asking me what jewellery she can buy that doesn't change when exposed to chlorine in pools. (She developed. Silver won't be structurally harmed, but will have it's surface finish damaged.. There might, over time, be some tarnishing or. They are sterling, yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold.
@AmeliaBedelia: do you know if they can spot redipâ€¦. even sterling silver would not tarnish with just one swim (yes, chlorine darkens silver, but you would