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GOLD EDGE IS TARNISHING ON MY ROSENTHAL DINNER PLATES. wHERE

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GOLD EDGE IS TARNISHING ON MY ROSENTHAL DINNER PLATES.
wHERE CAN i GET THEM REPAIRED?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: General
Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer.

Generally restoration starts at about $100 per piece. Often it is far cheaper to replace an item than to repair it.

Tarnish can sometimes be removed at home using baking soda and hot water with a polishing cloth. Here are the steps to go through: http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-polish-gold-trim-on-china/

Once the tarnish is removed, it's best to hand wash the dishes in the mildest possible dishwashing liquid. Unless china is specifically marked "dishwasher-safe" it shouldn't be put in the dishwasher, since this causes tarnish.

If you determine that the gold need to be replaced, then you could speak with a china restoration and conservator in your area. You don't mention where you live, so I can't search for you. However, again, repairs usually cost more than a replacement.

Please let me know if you have questions.

All the best,

Schuyler

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