Do you know a bit about Sterling Silver, it's make, advantages and care considerations?
Here's a quick guide to draw a picture of 'silver' finesse:
Before you start shopping, it's never a bad idea to educate yourself about recognizing genuine sterling silver and what makes a sterling piece high quality.
CONSISTENCY & MAKE-UP: Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper or zinc. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925, hence the standard hallmark stamp S925. Sterling silver is actually a distinct material with a different make-up, care techniques, lifespan, and price.
The addition of these other metals makes sterling silver significantly stronger and more durable. This allows it to be used to make a number of other things including Jewellery.
- more affordable
- more durable
- easier to shape than the soft and malleable fine silver, thus creating more options made of sterling silver
- hypoallergenic features
- easy to maintain
- easily compatible with other metals such as white gold and platinum
HOW TO KEEP YOUR STERLING SILVER ITEMS:
- preferably store it in a dark place away from air and water exposure, if possible in an airtight bag
- store each jewellery individually
- store each jewellery with the clasps unhooked
- clean your silver items with anti-tarnish liquids and a soft cloth