What could be luxurious and stylish and that will not break the bank? Indulge yourself and buy a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings.
Sterling silver jewellery personifies the down-to-earth, mature woman. It can be casual and comfortable and, at the same time, elegant and timeless. Silver's pure white color is flattering to all skin tones. A pair of sterling silver earrings last a lifetime, and is much more affordable than other jewellery like diamond earrings or pearl earrings for example.
Silver is a chemical element, a white, lustrous metal valued for its decorative beauty and electrical conductivity. Although silver can be found uncombined in nature, most silver used today is obtained from its ores. Sterling silver contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. An alloy of copper with silver is produced in order to harden the silver which is quite soft.
Silver is principally found in Canada, United States, Mexico and South Africa.
Sterling silver earrings have always been in women jewellery boxes but recently we have noticed a huge increase of men buyers. Effectively like David Beckham who has become a role model for male jewellery, men are increasingly interested in accessories. Men have started to wear sterling silver or diamond stud earrings and also sterling silver cufflinks.
Humidity and chemicals tempt to cause silver to tarnish. If you want your earrings to stay as beautiful as the first day you will have to treat them with proper care. You will simply need to gently brush them with a soft polishing cloth and store them individually in little pouches to avoid them from scratching. Finally, we do not recommend you to use silver dip if you sterling silver earrings are adorned by gemstones as it will damage the finish and remove the colour of the gemstones.