Jewelry is a kind of common accessory in our daily life. But what are the differences between the silver, sterling silver, and silver-plated jewelry? AtOnlyOne, we provide the choices to experiment with three types of personalized silver jewelry: silver, sterling silver and silver plated. Discover the differences between the three different types of silver and determine which one is your taste.
Silver, is often called pure silver, has an actual silver content of 99%. However, pure silver is too soft to be used in jewelry crafting, so it is often added with other metals to strengthen the silver.
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Sterling silver is a mixture of pure silver and a small number of other metals, which are added to make silver harder for making jewelry. Most often, sterling silver has a purity of .925, which means that it contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper plus other metals.
There is also one kind of sterling silver called coin silver, which is of lower purity. It usually contains 90% or even less silver. Generally speaking, if you are buying silver jewelry, they are mostly sterling silver, such as this OnlyOne 925 Sterling Silver Custom Name Necklace #N75.
But sterling silver will tarnish over time, it should be better everyday polished after taking them off. And it is significant to only use a chemically treated cloth to polish sterling silver.
How to polish silver necklace?
1.use the cloth to wipe tarnished back and forth in the same direction.
2.remember to scrub gently in the case to break it.
How to polish silver ring?
1.clean the inside and outside of the ring with a firm hand.
2.use the cloth’s inside first, then lightly to the outside to create a rich luster.
Silver Plated Jewelry
Silver-plated jewelry often has a thin layer of covering a base metal, usually copper, brass or white metal. The layer of silver is very thin, so it will fade gradually with time, and the luster cannot be recovered. Thus, silver plated jewelry has little resale value unless they are very rare.
In summary, sterling silver is better recommended, like the 925 Sterling Silver Birthstone Engraved Heart Name Necklace. On the one hand, it contains silver content of 92.5%, but made easier than pure silver. And it can be polished with rich luster as well. On the other hand, there are more choices of sterling silver jewelry in the jewelry market, such as OnlyOne jewelry.
The following are the differences between silver, sterling silver and silver plated jewelry. If you want to find more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at https://www.onlyonejewelry.com/!