When it comes to jewellery, you might be surprised by how many different materials are out there. Some people choose gold, but you may want something that doesn't cost as much and still looks great. That's where sterling silver comes in! It's beautiful and can be worn every day without worrying about it getting too scratched up or damaged over time. Let's take a closer look at this material so you can decide if it's right for your needs!
What is sterling silver?
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and other metals, such as copper or nickel. It's widely used to make jewellery because it's durable, malleable and tarnish-resistant (it doesn't get rusty).
Is it OK to wear sterling silver all the time?
Sterling silver is a great choice for all-the-time wear. It's strong, durable and tarnish resistant - and it's safe for people who are allergic to other metals.
Stronger than other metals: Sterling silver has a higher percentage of pure silver than gold or platinum do, which means it can stand up to daily wear better than those two precious metals.
Tarnish resistance: Like any metal that contains some copper in its makeup (like bronze), sterling will develop dull spots if left exposed to air long enough without being polished again; however most people don't need their jewellery cleaned every day so this isn't usually an issue.
Do I need to take special care of my sterling silver jewellery?
You can keep your sterling silver jewellery looking great by wearing it regularly and taking care of it. Here are some tips:
Clean it regularly with a soft cloth, or even just a damp one if you're in a hurry. If there's any dirt on the surface, use mild soap and warm water to clean it off. Don't scrub too hard--you don't want to scratch the surface!
Don't wear your pieces while showering or swimming in pools/oceans/etc., because moisture will affect how long they stay shiny and bright.
Don't wear heavy jewellery (like necklaces) when exercising or doing manual labour that could cause strain on your neck muscles; this includes gardening, painting walls etcetera .
You can enjoy your beautiful new piece of jewellery for years to come by taking good care of it.
When you wear your sterling silver jewellery, be gentle with it. Don't bang it or scratch it against anything, and don't throw it into your bag without putting it in a box or pouch first. Don't forget, each jewellery order comes with our Fifin London reusable jewellery pouch, making it more environmentally friendly and ideal for gifting!
When you're not wearing your jewellery, keep it somewhere safe so that no one can accidentally damage it while they're handling your things.
So, don't be afraid to wear your sterling silver jewellery! It's a great investment that will last for years to come. Just remember to take good care of it by cleaning it regularly and storing appropriately so that it doesn't get scratched or damaged.