Sterling Silver

Silver is a soft metal in its pure form, too soft to be used. It's mixed with other metals to make it more durable. A popular silver mixture, called an alloy, is known as sterling silver. The US Federal Trade Commission, the FTC, stipulates that jewelry sold in the US cannot be marked or described as silver, solid silver, sterling silver, sterling, or using the abbreviation Ster. unless it contains at least 92.5 percent pure silver. Sterling silver jewelry is beautiful... and affordable. Store your sterling silver jewelry in tarnish prevention cloths or bags. The treated cloth slows down the tarnishing process and keeps the jewelry from rubbing against harder jewelry that can scratch it. Try to to keep your sterling silver jewelry in a cool, dry place. Sterling silver jewelry that is worn continually often develops a lovely patina; if you like the look, leave it alone. If you prefer a bright and shiny look for your sterling silver, use polish to restore the jewelry to its original appearance.
I prefer the tarnish cloths that are sold in Bed, Bath and Beyond, The Container Store or any hardware store.
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BellaRose said...

I'm a lover of silver and I found that silver stays better when you wear it. I keep it sealed in little zip lock bags when not worn. Perfume and hair spray should not be sprayed when you are wearing silver. Spray yourself before you put on your jewelry and it should remain beautiful. This also works for fashion gold jewelry so that it doesn't change color.

flirty girl said...

I just like silver 'cause it's cheap!