Hey there Girlfriends,
If you've had a little time to check out my website I bet you've had a chance to look through some of my treasures!! Did you notice all of the beautiful Sterling Silver items?? I wanted to take a moment to give you a little more info… & of course, assure you of the amazing quality of my jewelry available for purchase on my site, which is ALL 925 Sterling Silver. I may have a lot of items however, please allow me to remind you that all of them are personally hand selected by ME!!! I love to travel & I have found soooo many great things on my journeys & I only bring back gifts that I not only give to my friends & family often, I enjoy wearing on a regular basis!!!
So let me give ya a little more info… & hopefully you can learn more about the beauty, quality, & craftswomanship put into all of these totally fabulous items!! :)
Sterling silver can be used to make all kinds of jewelry, including bracelets, rings, necklaces, or pendants. 925 Sterling silver jewelry is quite popular due to the fact that sterling silver jewelry is as beautiful as any other precious metal and comes with an additional benefit of affordable prices... more & more people choose sterling silver jewelry for its delicate filigree work, dainty designs at affordable rates.
Sterling Silver - Pure silver, also called fine silver, is relatively soft, very malleable, and easily damaged so it is commonly combined with other metals to produce a more durable product. The most popular of these alloys is sterling silver, which consists of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper.
Although any metal can make up the 7.5 percent non-silver portion of sterling, centuries of experimentation have shown copper to be its best companion, improving the metal's hardness and durability without affecting its beautiful color.
The small amount of copper added to sterling has very little effect on the metal's value. Instead, the price of the silver item is affected by the labor involved in making the item, the skill of the craftsperson, and the intricacy of the design.
Stamps of Quality - Most high quality silver items are stamped with a "fineness" or "quality" mark. This mark designates the precious metal content of the jewelry, and under federal law, must be accompanied by a maker's mark or registered trademark. Look for the fineness mark and the maker's mark on the underside of the silver item you are considering to ensure the quality.
Care - With proper care, your fine quality silver will last a lifetime. To minimize scratches and other damage, store your silver jewelry either in a cloth pouch or in a separate compartment in your jewelry box. Avoid exposing your silver to household chemicals when cleaning with bleach or ammonia, or when swimming in chlorinated water, as these chemicals can damage silver.
Clean Your Silver Regularly - Care should also be taken to prevent silver tarnish build-up, a dulling that naturally occurs when silver reacts with sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the ambient air. To clean your silver, use polishes formulated specifically to remove tarnish. You can find fine silver polishes, solutions, or cloths appropriate to remove tarnish at most hardware stores or specialty craft stores. Tarnish is most easily removed when it first becomes visible.
Although wearing your silver jewelry often is the best way to prevent tarnish from building up... regular cleanings will prevent tarnish & keep all your silver bright & sparkling!!!
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