Are you doing a little late-night silver polishing in anticipation of the holidays? Years ago a friend talked me into using Nevr-Dull (a treated cotton wadding found in auto supply stores and Walmart) to polish my silver. She swore by it and I fell under the spell of easy polishing.
It worked so well (and so fast!) that I put all fears of damaging my silver aside in lieu of getting the job done. Since then, I have been relieved to hear many silver care experts touting the wonders of Nevr-Dull. You can hear it for yourself from the restoration experts at Center Art Studio.
If your silver is looking gold, do yourself a favor and get a tin of Nevr-Dull.