What is Sterling Silver Jewelry?
If you want something reasonably prices but beautiful jewelry, then you should get Sterling Silver Jewelry. Silver jewelry can be worn during casual occasions or formal occasions. It is composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or other metals. But, copper is the preferred metal to mix with silver. Copper is added to silver to create Sterling silver since pure silver is a very soft metal. Since pure silver is very soft metal, the jewelry made from it is easily scratched and easily loses shape. 925 Silver jewelry is durable and may last a lifetime if it is cared for and stored properly.
Sterling Silver jewelry should be put in a cloth pouch or a jewelry box to properly store it when it is not in use. Beach and chlorine are harsh chemicals that can damage your sterling silver jewelry so you should keep them out of these products to preserve its looks. Make sure you use safe ways to clean your tarnished silver. You can polish it over and over with a soft cloth. You can also wrap a plate in aluminum foil and add one tablespoon of table salt and one tablespoon of water softener salt to warm water. The dissolve the salts in the water. If you dip your silver jewelry in this mixture for a minute and the tarnish will completely disappear and the jewelry will be shiny again.
Over the years, people all over the world have created sterling silver. With sterling silver, you have an affordable and beautiful jewelry. The reason why silver jewelry is so shiny is because silver is one of the whitest metals in the world. Jewelry and currency is something created out of silver.
In the US, Mexico, Scandinavia, Thailand, etc. Sterling silver is made. Jewelry made of silver can be rings, necklaces, bracelets, earring, and brooches.
There are many different marks of Sterling Silver all over the world. Some mark silver Sterling, sterling silver, ster, and 925, in the US. Siam Sterling is the mark found in silver sold in Thailand. Today, with the change in the country’s name, sterling silver jewelry is already marked made in Thailand or Thailand 925. Mexican Sterling is marked with letters and numbers. There are thousands of different markings o 925 silver all over the world. The origin of the jewelry, when it was made, and how much silver in each piece can be learned from the different markings.
You must not confuse sterling silver jewelry with silver plated jewelry. Plated silver is nickel or copper items with a thin coating of silver over the top. Although plated silver is cheap, the silver coating will rub off the jewelry and it can make your skin turn green too.