The Properties of Sterling Silver

Silver is a precious metal that has been used as an adornment and in jewellery for centuries. Silver is widely considered the best of all metals because of its hypoallergenic properties and it is not as soft as others, meaning it doesn't bend as easily and stays looking like newer for longer.

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Minerals such as silver are naturally occurring substances found in the Earth. Many of these minerals feature widely in manufacturing, electronics, and even in buildings. When it comes to jewellery, gold and silver are the preferred metal choices, although others do exist. Silver is a beautiful and more affordable option than gold. It retains excellent properties and is suitable for people with sensitive skin or allergies, as it doesn't cause rashes or leave red marks either.

Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. However, in this form, the metal is generally too soft and malleable for many uses, including making jewellery. For this reason, our jewellery uses certified sterling silver, which is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. To illustrate this in another way, the purity level is 925/1000, which is why many sterling silver pieces of jewellery are marked with a "925" stamp but they may also feature the word "sterling". This silver is then alloyed with other metals such as copper to give it strength, improve workability, and to lessen the overall cost of the finished product.

It is the quality of sterling silver that gives our silver jewellery its amazing shine and a uniquely white colour. This special type of silver is known for its properties of strength, durability, and its resistance to tarnishing.

Our premium sterling silver jewellery can be worn your way. Whether that's a relaxed night in, or a night on the town. Why not explore the range today?