Guide To Sterling Silver Jewelry
Introduction To Sterling Silver Jewelry
Since its discovery, silver has been seen as a symbol of status and wealth, thus explaining the origins of sayings like “born with a silver spoon in their mouth” and “served on a silver platter.” Though silver is beloved for its shimmering appearance and cool tone, the metal itself is quite soft and thus susceptible to damage that comes from daily wear. Because silver is used in more practical ways such as frequently worn jewelry and household items, it is mixed with other metals to become strong. This mixture is an alloy named sterling silver.
Characteristics of Sterling Silver Jewelry
Sterling silver is a mixture of metals consisting of exactly 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, copper being the most common. Because the majority of the alloy is composed of true silver, the alloy still retains the visible properties of silver but is strengthened by the other metals. This combination makes sterling silver one of the most popular metals used in jewelry. Not only is it beautiful and durable, but it is also quite affordable. Those with skin sensitivities will also find that most sterling silver is hypoallergenic, depending on the metal the silver has been combined with.
Caring For Sterling Silver Jewelry
Learning to properly care for your sterling silver jewelry is essential to keeping it looking flawless and tarnish-free. The first and most simple step to maintaining your sterling silver is to wear it often because the oils in your skin serve to keep the metal shiny. When wearing your jewelry, make sure to avoid harsh chemicals and beauty products, as these can tarnish the appearance of the alloy. The most recommended method for cleaning sterling silver is to use water and a bar of gentle soap. For more difficulty to remove tarnish, visit your local jewelry store like Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry.
Why Shop Sterling Silver Jewelry at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry?
Your search for fine jewelry in cutting-edge styles and top-of-the-line customer service ends with us at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry. Since our company’s inception, it has been our goal to provide a place where everyone can have access to luxury jewelry products by designers from around the world. Our highly trained team of personnel would be happy to guide you through our selection of sterling silver jewelry, and at Rumanoff’s our experts will clean, inspect, and polish your jewelry at no charge for the lifetime of your purchase. Stop by our Hamden jewelry store for a personalized consultation, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our products and services.