What You Should Know About Silver?
As the years pass and fashion trends change, silver jewellery has become increasingly popular and fashionable.
Silver comes in different purities, the purist being 99.9% which is too soft to make into jewellery. Similar to gold, jewellery manufacturers add harder metals such as copper to silver to make it stronger. Sterling silver, which is the standard for silver jewellery, is created by mixing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.
Sterling silver is exceptionally durable and is therefore perfect for everyday jewellery.
The only negative with silver is that the copper in it will cause it to tarnish over time. However, it is easy to clean, and underneath the tarnish, it will remain in perfect condition.
Silver is way less expensive than gold which makes silver jewellery much more affordable. To check that it is real silver, you should examine the stamps or hallmarks on the piece of jewellery. You should find any of the following marks; 925 = Sterling Silver, 999 = Fine Silver or there may just be an SS or FS to signify the purity.