Trends in fashion might persuade you to try
out other types of jewelry aside from
gold. What comes in close second is
silver jewelry that, even though it costs less than gold, still exudes
that class and style you look for in fine jewelry.
the silver you're buying is of the highest
grade and quality so it will last longer than your regular
jewelry. You also have to learn how to clean and store it as silver has a
tendency to tarnish over time.
is a very malleable type of metal, with copper to make it more durable. You may come across tags with variations of the "925" figure which is used to indicate the ratio of silver (92.5%) and the other metal usually copper (7.5%) in any piece of sterling silver. The US Federal Trade Commission or FTC stipulates that no product may be described as silver or its variants unless it contains 92.5% pure silver. Usually,
the grade or the content of the silver is
engraved or hallmarked onto the piece itself as proof of its authenticity.
Look for this seal before buying.
No matter what the advertising says, you have to remember that this is still costume jewelry because
there is as little as 5% silver in these
types. And when the plating fades, you can't bring back its former glory
because the "silver" sheen is already gone.
have bought a few pieces because of its
affordability, you are now ready to learn how to care for and maintain its
a jewelry box or soft pouch and kept in a cool, dark place. This will prevent scratching and breaking in
the jewelry and reduce the exposure to the
sulfur elements in the air.
the need to clean your jewelry. Silver is pretty easy to clean – you simply wash it in water and soap and
dry with a soft cloth. Abrasive surfaces are
to be avoided because they may easily scratch the silver or gems if any.
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