Fundamentals of Sterling Silver

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Fundamentals of Sterling Silver
How long does Sterling Silver Jewelry last?

If worn all the time, sterling silver jewelry can last for around 20-30
years. However, if worn occasionally and properly stored in a proper
environment, sterling silver jewelry can last forever.


How to care for your Sterling Silver Jewelry?

The best way to care for your Sterling Silver Jewelries is to always keep
them in a cool, dark place. Sunlight, heat and moisture can accelerate
tarnishing. Also, try to leave gaps between your sterling silver
jewelry while storing them in order to avoid scratching.


Is Sterling Silver cheaper than Pure Silver?

The most obvious difference between pure silver and sterling silver is
the price tags. Fine silver has a higher purity percentage of silver
while sterling silver has a lower purity percentage of silver.
However, to the naked human eye, there is little to zero difference, which
means you can get good-looking and affordable jewelry for cheaper.
Moreover, it is really difficult to handle pure silver due to its hardness.


Can I take shower with Sterling Silver Jewelry? Does water affect Sterling Silver?

Although most of the time using water with sterling silver jewelry 
does not harm the metal, there is a chance for it to tarnish. Waters
that contain chlorine, salts, or harsh chemicals will most likely
affect the texture of your sterling silver luxury due to sterling
silver containing 7.5% other metals. We recommend our customers 
remove their sterling silver jewelry before showering, cleaning, or
doing any activity that includes water.


Does Sterling Silver break easily?

On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, Sterling Silver has a 2.5 rating which
is equal to 24K gold. Jewelry made of sterling silver is a durable
choice for a cheap price. Although it can warp, it also can be fixed
since it doesn’t snap and break easily.


What does Sterling Silver mean? / Does Sterling Silver mean fake?

"Sterling" noun and the number, such as 0.925 or 925 indicates the amount of
pure silver in a product. For instance, 925 silver means the product
has 92.5% pure silver in it. The reason why most silver products are
925 is because of pure silver’s softness and malleablizes.

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