Town Talk jewellery cleaning products FAQ's

Information on our Town Talk cleaning products

 In Gold Reserves we sell Town Talk cleaning products in store! We have out together the Town talk frequently asked questions os you can learn more about these great products. 


What do anti-tarnish protectors do?

Tarnish is the discolouration of silver that occurs naturally over time as the metal reacts with elements in the air to form a new compound on the surface. This resulting layer of grey or black coating causes once bright, shining surfaces to become dull and unsightly.

Anti-tarnish protectors are one of the most important ingredients in Town Talk silver polish products. Our unique anti-tarnish ingredient bonds to silver and forms an invisible shield on its surface, protecting it from tarnish-forming substances. This protective layer means that your silver will last much longer before it tarnishes, so by using Town Talk products you will find you need to clean your silver less frequently.


Do Town Talk Silver dips give anti-tarnish protection?

Our silver dips (i.e. our Silver Sparkle and Silver Rinse) work in a different way to our silver polishes. They will quickly remove all traces of tarnish from silver without the need for polishing, but will not add any anti-tarnish protection. For this reason we recommend polishing your silver with our Silver Polishing Cloth after it has been cleaned with a dip. This will give it an extra shine and keep it brighter for much longer!


My silver is almost black what should I use to clean it?

Clean your silver with Town Talk Silver Polish, Spray Silver Polish or Silver Foam; they all work wonders on heavily tarnished silver. For smaller items try our Silver Polish Tissues.


How do I clean a silver charm bracelet?

Town Talk Silver Polishing Cloths are ideal for cleaning silver charm bracelets. When you’re not wearing yours, store it in a jewellery bag or jewellery box with a few of our Silver Storage Strips, which will keep tarnish at bay for longer.

Please note that silver polish and silver polishing cloths are not suitable for charms made of oxidised silver, i.e. silver which has been intentionally blackened during the manufacturing process, as their use will remove the blackened finish. We recommend you use a Microfibre Jewellery Polishing Cloth instead.


Will the Town Talk cloth logo scratch my silver?

No. The logo is printed using a special ink so it is perfectly safe to use both sides of the cloth.


 Can I dip precious stones in Town Talk Silver Sparkle?

No, you should not immerse any gems or stones in Town Talk Silver Sparkle - it is designed for silver only. You can use the Jewel Sparkle Wand on stones or Perfect Pearl Kit if they are soft stones such as emeralds, opals, corals or pearls.


Should I rinse jewellery after using Town Talk Silver Sparkle?

Yes, we recommend rinsing your silver jewellery and then drying it with a soft cloth before buffing it up with a Silver Polishing Cloth for added anti-tarnish protection.


Can I use Exquisite Jewel Sparkle Dip on all gemstones?

No - Not recommended for use on delicate gemstones, such as emeralds, opals, corals or pearls, or on costume jewellery. Instead, try Town Talk’s Perfect Pearl Care Kit or Microfibre Polishing Cloth – they’ll work wonders!


How should I store my Silver? 

Always store your silver in a dry environment, as dampness can cause corrosion. Don’t be tempted to keep your silverware in plastic bags as condensation will almost certainly form, and tarnish everything! Also avoid storing silver on wooden surfaces as wood often contains acids that react with the metal.

Store Silver in a Silver Storage Bag to prevent a build up of dust and scratches and to fight off tarnishing elements.  

Now you can make sure your fine silver items stay shining bright by storing them with our Silver Storage Strips. Town Talk Storage Strips absorb atmospheric pollutants to stop tarnish building up, helping to keep your silver clean and sparkling at all times. Use them in your jewellery or trinket box, your canteen of cutlery, or wherever you store your silver.