A Guide to Buying Fine Silver Jewelry
by Anika Pathak jewelry designer & author
Silver is a noble metal. It comes under the category of fine metals and adds an element of elegance
and grace to the look. Silver has been used in making jewellery since time immemorial. This adds a
look of opulence and wealth to the jewellery in which it is used. Silver is a timeless metal. This is also
one of the most common metals used in making jewellery. It is marked by it sheen and white
radiance. This is a good alternative to platinum and gold and does not tarnish easily. It is perfect for
those who do not want to burn a hole in their pocket or adversely affect their bank account while
purchasing jewellery made of precious metal.
However, pure silver is not fit to be used in making jewellery. Fine silver or 999 silver is made of
99.99% pure silver. This silver is not preferred in making silver jewellery since it is a soft and delicate
metal. Therefore, pure silver or fine silver needs to be alloyed with some other metal to add the
required strength to the jewellery to increase its durability and to use it in making jewellery. Sterling
silver or 925 silver is the most common type of silver used in making silver jewelry. This contains
92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of some other alloy, usually copper. This silver has all the properties of
silver and is also more durable compared to pure silver. It is therefore widely used in making
jewellery. These factors make sterling silver the most preferred silver used by jewellery makers.
Care of Silver
Silver is a delicate metal and requires care and maintenance. Silver also requires to be
maintained more than any other metal. Silver tends to get tarnished when it comes in contact
with the various pollutants that are present in the air. However, there are a number of ways of
easily and effectively removing this tarnish.
Silver is a precious metal that is famous for its white shine. It is a valuable and beautiful metal. It
is relatively malleable and soft, among other characteristics. These properties make silver one
of the most preferred metals in jewellery making. This metal, however, is very soft and can
easily be scratched. It is therefore often alloyed with other metals to add durability and strength
to the jewellery.
Sterling silver is the perfect solution to all silver woes. Copper is added to pure silver to make
silver more fit to be used in making jewellery. Adding copper lends the much needed strength to
the metal and therefore makes it fit to be used in making jewellery. IT therefore makes the
jewellery more durable and long lasting.
It is essential to regularly clean the silver jewellery to make sure that it has a long life and that it lasts
a long time. Attempt should be made to regularly wipe the silver jewellery with a soft and dry cloth
after wearing it. When silver jewellery is worn, it reacts with the pollutants present in the air and also
the moisture present in air. This can lead to early tarnishing of the silver jewellery and can cause the
jewellery to lose its luster ahead of its time. Therefore it is essential to take proper care of the silver
jewellery in order to make sure it has a long and healthy life.
Silver is a delicate metal. It can easily get damaged and lose its luster and beauty. In order to ensure your
silver jewellery has a long and healthy life, it is essential that care is taken of the silver jewellery on a regular
basis. This will go a long way in preserving the luster and shine of the silver jewellery. Be it silver rings or
silver earrings, all articles of silver should be taken proper care of. These factors are important to bear in
mind to ensure a long and healthy life of the jewellery.