All About Sterling Silver Jewelry
Sterling Silver jewelry is the kind of jewelry that make you look great but is a very inexpensive kind. You can wear silver jewelry with your casual or formal dress. There is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or other metals in Sterling silver jewelry. Copper is still the best metal to mix silver. Copper is added to silver to create Sterling silver since pure silver is a very soft metal. Since pure silver is very soft metal, the jewelry made from it is easily scratched and easily loses shape. If you care for your 925 jewelry and store it properly, then you can see its durability and may last you a lifetime.
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. If your silver becomes tarnished, then you can clean it 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. The salts should then be dissolved in the water. If you dip your silver jewelry in this mixture for a minute and the tarnish will completely disappear and the jewelry will be shiny again.
Sterling silver is something that people all over the world have created over time. This jewelry is beautiful yet affordable for most people. Silver is one of the whitest metals in the world and this is why it is so shiny. Jewelry and currency is something created out of silver.
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. IN Thailand, their sterling jewelry is marked Siam Sterling. Today, with the change in the country’s name, sterling silver jewelry is already marked made in Thailand or Thailand 925. Letters and numbers mark the Mexican Sterling. 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.
You must not confuse sterling silver jewelry with 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.