Sterling Silver

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- What is 925 Sterling Silver -

If you’re considering buying a piece of 925 Sterling Silver jewellery from us, you can be assured that we do supply genuine solid Sterling Silver jewellery.  All of our Sterling Silver pieces consist of 92.5% silver, and the remaining part consists of mostly copper. This is the reason why Sterling Silver is popularly referred to as 925 Sterling Silver. Pure silver is 99.9% of silver but is very soft and malleable so not suitable for long term jewellery wearing.  To introduce a bit of hardness to the silver copper is added then Jewellers are able to make intricate and complex pieces with 925 Sterling Silver.

- Caring for Sterling Silver Jewellery -

Here are a few tips to help maintain your Sterling Silver jewellery collection.

  • It's always a good idea to remove your Sterling Silver jewellery before entering a spa or swimming pool as the chlorine and salt water can affect the metal finish.

  • To reduce the chances of tarnishing it's best to remove your piece/s prior to exercising. Excessive perspiration and body oils have the capacity to tarnish your Sterling Silver jewellery

  • Put your jewellery on after your body has had time to absorb any make-up, perfumes and moisturisers.

  • Take off your Sterling Silver jewellery prior to house cleaning. Household cleaning products contain harsh chemicals and will tarnish your jewellery.

  • When storing your Sterling Silver jewellery make sure you keep it in an area where it is not exposed to light and air, this ensures less tarnishing will occur.

    - Cleaning Sterling Silver Jewellery -
  • It's best to clean your Sterling Silver pieces with a special jewellery cleaning cloth. These cloths remove most if not all tarnish and dullness which means that your Sterling Silver jewellery remains as shiny as new.

  • Do not use abrasive products such as paper towels or tissues to clean your Sterling Silver jewellery they will scratch the surface of your jewellery piece. Use a silver cleaning cloth as this will not scratch your jewellery. 

  • Always make sure that prior to storing that your jewellery is dry. Any trapped moisture can start the tarnishing process. 

  • Store your jewellery pieces separately so that they don’t rub together or tangle up.

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