Sterling Silver Jewelry Exposed

Written by Sam Serio

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 isrepparttar rest ofrepparttar 145919 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 isrepparttar 145920 commonest ofrepparttar 145921 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,repparttar 145922 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 torepparttar 145923 stones. ·Minimize exposure of silver to perfumes, hair sprays or household cleaners. Avoid wearing silver in pools, hot tubes orrepparttar 145924 ocean. ·Some people may cause silver in contact with their skin to turn black, which may be difficult to clean. Cleaning Tips

Jewelry As A Graduation Gift-Makes It Memorable One

Written by Sam Serio

Jewelry makes a memorable gift to commemorate one of Life’s Great Milestones. Graduation represents a unique, personal accomplishment earned through hard work and determination.

Here are some helpful guidelines to keep in mind when you are shopping for a jewelry gift to celebraterepparttar next chapter of your special graduates life. 1. There’s a big difference between 14 karat gold and gold-plated jewelry. Fourteen karat (14K) jewelry contains 14 parts of gold, mixed in throughout with 10 parts of base metal. Gold-plated describes jewelry with a layer of at least 10K gold bonded to a base metal. Gold plating eventually wears away, depending on how oftenrepparttar 145918 item is worn and how thickrepparttar 145919 plating is. 2. If you’re buying a watch, determine whether you want one that runs on a battery or one that must be wound daily. Ask if a warranty or guarantee is included, how long it lasts, and what parts and repair problems it covers. Also ask how and where you can getrepparttar 145920 watch serviced and repaired. 3. Knowrepparttar 145921 difference between laboratory-created gemstones and naturally mined stones. Stones created inrepparttar 145922 lab are visually identical to stones mined fromrepparttar 145923 earth. The big difference is inrepparttar 145924 cost: laboratory-created stones are less expensive then naturally mined stones. But because they look much like stones mined fromrepparttar 145925 earth, they must be identified as lab-created. If you want a naturally mined stone, ask if it has been treated. Gemstone treatments– such as heating, dyeing or bleaching– can improve a stone’s appearance or durability. Some treatments are permanent; some may create special care requirements. Treatments also may affectrepparttar 145926 stone’s value.

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