What is blackened (oxidized) silver?

Blackened or oxidized silver is often used in our mixed metal pieces. Silver can be blackened when it is exposed to oxygen and sulfur in a pressurized environment. Oxidizing silver creates a tarnish that it would naturally evolve to.

Oxidized silver has a tendency to fade over time and develop a worn patina. We will happily re-oxidize your jewelry if desired, free of charge.