A Guide to Sterling Silver Jewelry
If you want something reasonably prices but beautiful jewelry, then you should get Sterling Silver Jewelry. You can wear silver jewelry with your casual or formal dress. It is composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or other metals. But, copper is the preferred metal to mix with silver. Since pure silver is very soft metal, they have to mix copper to make sterling silver. When jewelry is made from pure silver, it scratches and loses shape easily. If you care for your 925 jewelry and store it properly, then you can see its durability and may last you a lifetime.
Properly caring for you sterling silver means keeping it in a cloth pouch or a jewelry box if you are not using it. If you want to keep your jewelry looking its best, avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach or chlorine pool water. Tarnished silver can be cleaned in many safe ways. You can polish your silver with soft cloth by wiping it carefully over and over. Another method is by putting one tablespoon of table salt and one tablespoon of water softener salt in a plate wrapped in aluminum foil and mix it with warm water. Mix the salt to the water to dissolve it. Next dip the silver in the solvent for one minute and the tarnish will disappear and the jewelry will become shiny again.
Sterling silver is something that people all over the world have created over time. 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. Silver can be made into rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches.
All over the world, there are many different marks of Sterling silver. In the US, sterling silver is marked Sterling, sterling silver, ster, and 925. 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. IN many different places you will find different markings of sterling silver which has already reached thousands. What you can learn from these markings include its origin, the time it was made, and the amount of silver in each piece.
You must not confuse sterling silver jewelry with silver plated jewelry. Nickel or copper items with a thin coating of silver is a silver plated jewelry. Plated silver is less expensive but the silver coating will rub off the jewelry and some pieces may turn your skin green.