Silver – Elyssa Jewelry US


Pure silver is relatively soft, malleable and easily scratched or damaged. Therefore, it cannot be used for jewelry. Thus, to create silver jewelry, pure silver is combined (alloyed) with other metals to harden and increase durability. The most popular metal alloy is copper. It consists of 7.5% copper, called silver, 92.5% pure silver, and 925 copper. 

Other metals can be used in the alloying process to be mixed with silver. However, copper has proven to be the best friend of silver because it best enhances the durability of the metal without affecting the natural coloration of silver. Silver is also sometimes mixed with gold to create gold silver jewelry
Silver Pricing / Value

The price of silver is influenced by the creation, labor, design and weight of the piece. The small amount of copper added to Sterling Silver in the alloying process has no effect on the value. In general, 925 silver jewelry is cheaper than other types of jewelry.

Silver Quality Stamp

To indicate superior quality, Sterling Silver is often stamped or marked. The most commonly used stamps are: Sterling, Sterling Silver, Ster and / or 0.925.

Care of Silver

Good quality silver lasts forever when used properly. Place your silver jewelery separately from other jewelery like in a different drawer of your jewelery box or in a cloth bag. Remove silver jewelry while cleaning or swimming since ammonia, whitening, and chlorinated water have damaged silver.

Silver darkens naturally over time due to the metal's reaction to hydrogen sulfide and sulfur in the air, but this can be easily resolved. Use your silver jewelry regularly to prevent stain formation from accumulating quickly, periodically clean your silver jewelry after wearing it. When cleaning silver jewelry, use jewelry cleaning cloth or jewelry polishing cream. For optimal results, use special silver
polishes in ELYSSA Jewelry.

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