What is Sterling Silver Jewelry (Learn A-Z)

What is Sterling Silver Jewelry (Learn A-Z)

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https://www.lavaggi.com/ - Sterling silver is one having purity to 92.5%, with the inclusion of metal such as copper. This inclusion of 7.5% of different metal improves the durability of the jewelry. Fine silver is malleable and soft that it may damage or bend while making jewelry. Precisely, this is an alloy featuring pure silver.

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What Is Sterling Silver Jewelry? (Learn A-Z about Sterling Silver Jewelry) Author:Steven Lavaggi
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Definition of Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling silveris one having purity to 92.5%, with the inclusion of metal such as copper. This inclusion of 7.5% of different metal improves the durability of the jewelry. Fine silver is malleable and soft that it may damage or bend while making jewelry. Precisely, this is an alloy featuring pure silver.
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Benefits of Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver is an important of all the precious metals. mostly, many people prefer to wear Sterling Silver Jewelry more than any other metal like that gold, plated & more! foremost, silver has a demonstrated record as a powerful antimicrobial agent. it is a vital component for balancing other elements in our body. Silver helps with internal blood healing, circulation and skin formation. It also keeps our blood vessels flexible.
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Usage of Sterling Silver Jewelry This metal is used besides jewelry such as bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces, as other household products namely, Bottles, Cups, Silverware, royal jewels, Plates, Hair clips, Mirrors, Perfume holders, electronics, and any decorative piece.
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How To Find The Pure Sterling Silver Jewelry 1. Rub the jewelry with a white soft cloth. If there are back marks on the cloth, it is real. The air exposure oxidizes real metal It deteriorates with time, and so there are the black marks found on the cloth when polished. 2. Nitric Acid Test. Put drops of nitric acid to fake non-silver jewelry, it will lose their color. Before buying always ask a jeweler if it is 925 sterling silver and you can also conduct the nitric acid test. The nitric acid does not show any effect on the genuine the silver. Even the jeweler will not object if his product is genuine. Wear gloves and also keep your eyes protected with goggles while you perform the nitric acid test. Real jewelry appears creamy in color on dropping the nitric acid and the fake jewelry appears green. 3. Smell Test. Real sterling silver does not smell. In case it does, there is too much copper in it. 4. Magnet Test. Magnets shows no effect on silver same as they do not show on gold or platinum. But if the jewelry gets attracted to the magnet, it proves it is not real metal jewelry piece.
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5. Real jewelry comes with markings such as "Ster," "925" or "Sterling Silver". If you do not find one, be wary of it.
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What is the difference between sterling silver and silver-plated jewelry? Silver-platedis jewelry made of some other, cheaper metal than silver (e.g. copper or nickel) and coated with (=plated) silver. Sterling silver jewelryis made of sterling silver, which is an alloy of 92.5 percent of pure silver and 7.5 % of other metal, usually copper. Its fineness thus is 925/1000. That is also the reason why it is stamped with a “925” somewhere on the jewelry so it can be recognized and distinguished from silver-plated jewelry.
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How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry Soap and water:Warm water and a mild, ammonia- and phosphate-free dishwashing soap should be your first line of defense if the polishing cloth fails to remove tarnish. Olive oil and lemon juice:Mix 1/2 cup lemon juice with 1 tsp. olive oil in a bowl large enough to hold the cleaning solution and a small microfiber cloth. Dip the cloth in the solution and wring it out so that it doesn’t drip, then polish the silver, rinse, and dry. White vinegar and baking soda:Use this gentle cleaner to remove heavy tarnish that’s preventing you from polishing your silver. Soak the tarnished piece in a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp. baking soda (be prepared for the fizzing!) for two to three hours, then rinse and dry.
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How to Maintain Sterling Silver Jewelry Container large enough to fit your pieces comfortably on the bottom. Line the bowl with aluminum foil, shiny side up. Put your sterling pieces on top of the aluminum foil in the bowl. Sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda over your sterling pieces. It will bubble and make noise. It's kind of scary, but you'll get over your fear when you see what happens.
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Storage of Sterling Silver Jewelry The first rule of storing your sterling silver jewelry (after cleaning or otherwise) is to never store it moist or wet (whether from perspiration or cleaning). Humidity and open air contribute to the corrosion of sterling silver jewelry, so you want to avoid exposure as much as possible when your jewelry isn't being worn. If you are not planning on wearing your sterling silver jewelry for an extended period of time, it is highly recommended that you store your pieces in a special jewelry bag designed to prevent turning (commercially available as well). (Ziplock bags work well also if the air is removed sufficiently.)
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