What is Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver is a combination of silver (92.5%) and other metals (7.5%), usually copper. Pure silver is a very malleable material and therefore more at risk of being broken. Silver is then often combined with other metals to ensure better durability without affecting its quality and color.
Given its hardness and durability, it is primarily sterling silver that is used in jewelry making.
In general, it is possible to identify jewelry made of sterling silver since it is marked with a 92.5 stamp.
Is silver a durable material?
Silver is ideal if you want to wear your jewelry often or keep it for a long time. Its durability makes it a material of choice for making jewelry.
In addition, silver is a so-called "precious" metal that will retain its value. However, it remains very affordable compared to materials such as gold.
Can I go in water with my silver jewelry?
You can wear your silver jewelry when you go in water!
However, we strongly advise you to remove your silver jewelry with stones when you go in water as this could possibly cause the stones to come off or even damage them.
It's also best to avoid wearing your jewelry when going to a pool or spa due to their high chlorine content.
Finally, it is important to know that wearing your jewelry when you go in salt water could remove the desired oxidation on your jewelry without damaging the silver.
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