A couple weeks ago I made a post about a cool silver toning method with boiled eggs.
I just remembered about it so I figured to give it a try with two of my Canadian maple leaves.
Now, if I like the toning results I will keep them for myself...But if I don't... Well they will end up being the two I am putting as a prize for the Silver Gold Stackers Monster Raffle, lmao. And somebody will receive two shitty toned maple leaves. Well silver is silver so 😂🤣
Here's my set up before putting them in the fridge
Fingers crossed, I will get some fancy tonings ^_^
In case you wonder how this thing works, it's all about the sulfur getting emitted by the eggs or something. And by removing the egg shell and smashing the egg the sulfur is released faster.
Here's a more scientific explanation provided by chatgpt:
Eggs contain sulfur compounds, especially hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is responsible for their distinctive odor. When silver comes into contact with hydrogen sulfide or other sulfur-containing compounds, a chemical reaction takes place. Silver reacts with the sulfur to form silver sulfide (Ag2S). Silver sulfide is a dark compound, typically gray or black in color. It forms on the surface of the silver as a thin layer, creating a tarnished or toned appearance. Over time, the silver sulfide layer can accumulate and spread, leading to a more noticeable tarnish or toning effect on the silver item.
Ok, I"ll be back tomorrow with the first results!
Stay tuned !
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