All About Sterling Silver Jewelry
If you want an inexpensive way to accessorize and still look great, then you should purchase Sterling Jewelry. Silver jewelry can be worn during casual occasions or formal occasions. There is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or other metals in Sterling silver jewelry. 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. It is easy to scratch and lose shape if your jewelry is made of pure silver. 925 Silver jewelry is durable and may last a lifetime if it is cared for and stored properly.
When you are not using your sterling silver jewelry, you need to keep it in a cloth pouch or a jewelry box. 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. Tarnished silver can be cleaned in many safe ways. You can polish your silver with soft cloth by wiping it carefully over and over. 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. Mix the salt to the water to dissolve it. Dip the jewelry in this solution for a minute and when you take it out, the tarnish will disappear to reveal a shiny piece of jewelry.
Sterling silver is something that people all over the world have created over time. With sterling silver, you have an affordable and beautiful jewelry. Silver is one of the whitest metals in the world and this is why it is so shiny. Silver is not only used to create jewelry but also currency.
Today, Sterling silver is made in countries all over the world including the United States, Mexico, Scandinavia, and Thailand and others. Jewelry made of silver can be rings, necklaces, bracelets, earring, and brooches.
If you look at sterling silver in different countries, you will notice different marking in different countries. Sterling, sterling silver, ster, and 925 are the marks of sterling silver sold in the US. Siam Sterling is the mark found in silver sold in Thailand. When Thailand changed its name, the jewelry began being 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. You can learn a lot from these markings such as where it came from, when it wad made, and how much silver is in each piece.
Sterling silver is not the same as 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.