What is Sterling Silver?

What is Sterling Silver?

A Guide to Sterling Silver

 

Sterling silver, is a high quality jewellery material. Made from 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy it is beautiful and never tarnishes.  

   

What is sterling silver?

Sterling silver jewellery will always be stamped with '925'. As mentioned, it is made from pure 92.5% pure silver. As pure silver is soft and malleable, which can make it prone to breakage, 7.5% is made up of alloy. This is to ensure that our silver pieces will be durable and withstand daily use while staying the highest possible quality. 

     

Why do we chose sterling silver?

Water safe jewellery is important to us. Sterling silver is completely water safe, it will never rust or tarnish. Over time, it can darken in colour due to oxidisation, but this is an easy fix! Polish your sterling silver pieces with a polishing cloth to bring its colour and shine back brand new, we put one in every order. 

Sterling silver is also hypoallergenic, perfect for sensitive skin. We ensure our sterling silver is the highest grade of hypoallergenic material by keeping it completely nickel-free.     

  

How do you care for sterling silver?

Never use harsh chemicals like baking soda, toothpaste or any other cleaning products on your sterling silver jewellery. To ensure your sterling silver jewellery last, we suggest following these steps:

  • Although water safe, avoid contact with saunas, pools and spas
  • Avoid contact with moisturisers, detergents, perfumes, make up etc. as these chemicals can damage the metal
  • After wearing your jewellery in the water, always gently pat dry when finished
  • When not wearing your jewellery, store in a cool, dry place
  • Take your jewellery off during vigorous exercise. 

   

Should you buy sterling silver jewellery?

Like gold, silver maintains its value for years and years to come and can even be passed down generations when cared for correctly. It is a high quality, affordable metal that is versatile and hypoallergenic for sensitive skin.  You can shop our sterling silver right here on our website! 

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