Sterling silver jewelry is enjoying an unprecedented popularity with today’s fashion conscious public. You know how beautiful sterling silver jewelry is and how brilliantly it shines. Now here is rest of story.
Silver has been used since ancient times, but has not survived as well as ancient gold because it tarnishes and decomposes. There have been times, however, when silver was “in”; we are going through such a vogue today.
Silver is commonest of precious metals. Fine silver is pure silver, which is seldom used for jewelry because it is too soft. Sterling silver is 925 parts silver to 75 of copper, alloy most often used. Silver weighs about half as much as gold, has greater flexibility, but is not as malleable, it has always been less expensive as well. A comparable piece of gold jewelry might cost four or five times that of a piece of sterling silver jewelry.
The current fashion trend toward black clothing has made silver jewelry more popular than ever. Silver likes to be worn; it stays cleaner & shinier through movement and friction. So sterling silver is a perfect accessory for today’s fast paced lifestyles. Much like gold, sterling silver needs to be cleaned.
Here are Some Tips for Greater Enjoyment of your Sterling Silver Jewelry
·To avoid tarnishing, wrap silver in tissue paper and store in poly bags with anti-tarnish strips (UTL-46). Use polishing cloth (UTL-1) to buff silver. Anti-Tarnish polish (UTL-47) may be used. Cleaning dip (UTL-25) should only be used as a last resort. Do not dip pieces with stones; it may cause damage to stones. ·Minimize exposure of silver to perfumes, hair sprays or household cleaners. Avoid wearing silver in pools, hot tubes or ocean. ·Some people may cause silver in contact with their skin to turn black, which may be difficult to clean. Cleaning Tips