925 Silver Necklace

925 silver necklace

Why is silver one of our top favourites for jewellery?

Before you go out and buy a sterling silver necklace, pendant or any item of jewellery, you should know what it is made from. Gold and copper are chemically connected to silver. Because it is a soft metal, it is more pliable or flexible. This is why sterling silver necklaces are so popular. Creating a pendant of sterling silver is much easier than using alternative metals. Sterling silver also has a high polish, which gives it its characteristic brilliance. Silver was one of the first metals discovered by humans. In prehistoric times, silver was more difficult to mine than gold, making it more expensive. Silver, on the other hand, has been easier to mass-refine since then, making it a less expensive alternative to gold. Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver and is the highest quality available. Sterling silver, on the other hand, has 7.5 percent copper in addition to 92.5 percent silver. The alloy, which is a metal mixture, makes it easier to work with silver without it breaking. This is how we can have delicate necklaces made from sterling silver. It's also the reason why sterling silver has so many different patterns and designs making it one of our top favourites for jewellery.

White gold is more scratch-resistant, dent-resistant, and break-resistant than silver and other gold colors. Because of its strength, white gold is the most preferred choice for everyday jewellery such as engagement rings and wedding bands. However, white gold comes with a higher price tag than silver whilst looking very similar in appearance. 

Is 925 silver good quality for watches?

Silver is still regarded as a precious alloy metal, even if it isn't as scarce as its cousins gold and platinum. Although silver is attractive, materials produced of pure silver are more likely to lose their original shape. Silver is a delicate metal that is prone to bending and snagging. As a result, sterling silver was developed, which has superior durability and functionality over pure silver. .925 is typically stamped on sterling silver jewellery, such as sterling silver earrings or a silver chain necklace, to signify that it is made of sterling silver. Its responsive characteristics and gentle shine make it a popular option for jewellery.

With that said, watches made from sterling silver are at risk of losing their shape or being damaged due to the softness of the silver alloy. Due to its inherent softness, sterling silver is more prone to damage such as scratches and is more likely to tarnish than stainless steel. Watches made from sterling silver need to be avoided due to likelihood of them being damaged. You will find the majority of silver watches are made from stainless steel due to its durability and strength. Rings must be taken care of and it shouldn't be a surprise if you find your rings have warped in shape.

What does 925 mean on silver rings, bracelets and pendants?

The 925 stamp on jewellery refers to the silver's purity. It means that out of every 1000 bits of material in a piece of jewellery, 925 must be silver and no more than 75 must be a different metal. It's made up of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent another metal such as copper or gold. When you see .925 on a necklace, pendant, chain, bracelets and rings, you can rest assured knowing the jewellery is of high quality and considered better than pure silver. The value of sterling silver is determined by its current form, age, and condition. Antique sterling silver, for example, is worth more than junk silver. 

Sterling silver is favoured for jewellery due it's versatility and final finish. Bracelets, pendants, chain necklaces, rings and earrings are easy to acquire and artists are creating beautiful pieces of hand-made jewellery to order or purchase. Bespoke jewellery, custom made to order are now easily available thanks to companies moving online. With a store and online platform, you can view pieces of jewellery and purchase them without leaving your house. Many businesses are independent and offer a free return service if items such as rings are too big/small. You may also get lucky and find they have items of jewellery on sale! The great benefit of buying from an independent business with an artist who hand makes their jewellery is that you can request changes, such as the chain or pendant. Necklaces come in different lengths and a silver chain looks great with accessories. Matching sets of sterling silver rings, necklaces and bracelets are usually available, completing your look.

At The Silver Vault, you can find hand-made, high quality silver jewellery. Using gold to add detail on some pieces, you can find the best of both gold and silver jewellery for every occasion. Catering for all, many designs are similar for those who might prefer an oval pendant to a circular pendant for instance. With a section titled 'A touch of gold', you can purchase beautiful pieces where gold has been incorporated into the design. 

Can I shower with my 925 silver chain necklace?

Though showering while wearing sterling silver jewellery should not affect the metal, it is possible that it will cause tarnishing. Chlorine, salts, and harsh chemicals will degrade the appearance of your sterling silver. Before showering, it’s recommended that you remove your jewellery. Ideally you want to keep your jewellery in top condition to ensure it lasts the test of time. Bracelets and necklaces should be removed before showering to prevent them from being damaged when you wash or dry. Many people leave stud earrings in at all times. It is recommended that earrings that are constantly worn be cleaned at least once a week. This will prevent the build up of dirt and germs. Many people use baking soda or white vinegar to clean their sterling silver jewellery. It's effective on a pendant, bracelets, necklaces and other items made from silver. It will restore the shine and luster to your jewellery as though it were newly purchased from a store. You can also buy silver polish if you prefer to use this method to clean your jewellery.

The Silver Vault offers 925 sterling silver bracelets, rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and other pieces of 925 jewellery. We also have a wonderful collection of jewellery. We take great delight in selling Swarovski Jewellery and Tree of Life sets, which are ideal for giving as gifts. We have a vast collection of 925 silver to choose from, so you'll be able to find the perfect present for any occasion. Our 925 silver jewelry is sourced from throughout the globe. Our business model is focused on three key elements: quality, design, and, last but not least, affordability.