Sterling silver (sometimes just called sterling) is a very popular metal for making jewelry, but silver on its own is too soft of a metal to use alone. Silver has to be mixed with another metal to become hard enough to make a quality piece of jewelry. This is where sterling comes into play. Sterling is silver that has been mixed with another metal to strengthen it. For a metal to qualify for the sterling rating, it has to be 92.5 percent of pure silver. Designer Jewelry made from this metal is chic and fantastic, blending beautifully with many styles of clothing, as well as all the various gemstones. However, to keep it top condition the right maintenance needs to be performed on it on a regular basis.
* It is important to note that if there are any gemstones in your jewelry or the sterling silver contains oxidation, that you do not use a tarnish remover. Tips to clean gemstones and oxidized sterling silver to come soon!
Sterling silver jewelry is captivating and exquisite; proper care and maintenance will ensure that your collection stay gleaming and bright for years to come!