Composition and purity
Sterling silver is an alloy that’s made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of another metal, typically copper. This specific ratio of each metal is crafted to enhance the durability and strength of the silver while maintaining its lustre.
The hallmark of quality
To distinguish genuine sterling silver from other silver-like alloys, a hallmark is often imprinted on the piece. The hallmark usually shows the number "925," signifying the 92.5% silver content. This stamp is a guarantee of quality and authenticity.
Versatility in design
One of the great things about sterling silver is how versatile it is. Silversmiths and jewellery designers can create intricate and detailed pieces. Whether it's a delicate necklace, a bold statement ring, or elegant earrings, sterling silver works in lots of different styles, making it a favourite for both traditional and contemporary designs.
While silver is known to tarnish over time because of exposure to air and moisture, adding copper into sterling silver minimises this natural process. Regular wear can even help prevent tarnishing, as the friction with the skin removes the oxidized layer, revealing the metal's brightness.
Affordability without compromise
Sterling silver combines luxury and affordability. Its reasonable price point makes it more accessible making it an excellent alternative to more expensive precious metals without sacrificing quality or style.
Sterling silver’s blend of purity, durability, and affordability has made it a popular choice for jewellery. It complements any style and goes beyond trends.
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