- What is Sterling Silver?
To produce stronger and more durable products, pure silver is often combined with other metals. Sterling silver is the most popular alloy.
Fine silver (99.9% pure) is generally too soft for producing large functional objects; therefore, the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, such as copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. This alloy preserves the elasticity and beauty of the precious metal.
Other metals can also replace the copper, most often with the intent to improve various properties of the basic sterling alloy such as reducing casting porosity, eliminating firescale, and increasing resistance to tarnish.What is Gold Jewelry?Prized for its beauty and versatility, gold is the classic setting for most jewelry. It's also the most malleable of all metals — so soft it can't be used for jewelry in its purest form. ... Pure gold is 24 karats, meaning 24 out of 24 parts are gold. To increase its strength, gold is combined with other metal alloys.Of the four most common gold purity levels, 10K is the most durable, though it also has the lowest gold content. 14K is slightly purer while also highly durable, while 18K gold is the purest form of gold
- What is Cubic Zirconia?
Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is a synthetic crystalline substance used as an alternative to diamonds. The man-made material is colorless, hard, and flawless. Its popularity stems from its similarity to diamonds in brilliance and crystal clarity while still being affordable.
Historically cubic zirconia began being produced in the 1970’s due to its diamond-like qualities, low cost, and overall durability.
Cleaning and Care Guide
- Will Sterling Silver tarnish?
Chemically, silver does not react with oxygen or water at ordinary temperatures, meaning it does not tarnish easily. However, the other metal in the alloy (usually copper) may react with oxygen in the air. As the silver's purity decreases, it is more likely to corrode or tarnish.
Even though sterling silver does tarnish, our rhodium-plated jewelry provides maximum durability. Our jewelry is also easy to care for and clean.
- What will make sterling silver tarnish?”
Common chemicals in perfume, hair spray, soap, and lotion will make rhodium tarnish permanently. Stay away from chlorine and other bleaches, including swimming pools. Rhodium-plated jewelry will turn quickly if it meets those chemical substances.
- When should I not wear my jewelry?”
Do not wear your jewelry while doing housework, washing dishes, working out, lifting weights, swimming, showering, gardening, or using any chemical substances.
- How should I clean my dull/cloudy stones?
Although our cubic zirconia stones are high quality, the nature of the stones can result in them appearing dull over time due to the build up of lotions and other oils from the skin. Easily clean the stones by soaking the jewelry in a small bowl of warm water that is mixed with dish detergent; you can also gently brush the stones with a soft bristle toothbrush.
- How should I store my jewelry?
To keep tarnishing to a minimum, it is strongly advised that you store your silver jewelry in a dry and air-tight area, such as a jewelry box or zip-lock bag. Keep your jewelry pieces from rubbing against other items when you are not wearing them. Although silver jewelry is scratch resistant, it isn't scratch proof.
- Why did your jewelry turn my finger green?
All of our silver jewelry is made of 925 sterling silver, which includes 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, including copper.