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Everyone loves the luxury and elegance of real silverware and serving pieces, but considering how quickly silver tarnishes, it seems like it would take an army of servants to keep it polished and ready for use. Stashing several pieces of chalk in the chest or cabinet where you store your silver will absorb moisture and naturally occurring sulfur compounds, eliminating the conditions that cause silver to tarnish. Similarly, you can place some chalk in your jewelry box to keep silver jewelry from tarnishing. Be sure to wrap the chalk in a piece of cheesecloth to cut down on mess.
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