Women who don’t prefer intense ethnic style when it comes to jewellery, silver is their saviour. Gold might not go well with every kind of gemstone; however, silver has an ability to look stunning with every colour of stone or metal. At that, it maintains its own shine. Agree?
It’s no surprise that silver is slowly moving towards the glamour quotient as more women nowadays prefer wearing silver jewellery at social get-togethers. After all, like gold, silver, too, lets the beauty of the motifs engraved on it appear beautifully. Today, you can see many upcoming designers showcasing mostly silver collections in and around India. The change in the taste has surely uplifted the market, giving a competition to everything from gold or platinum jewellery. From oxidized to sterling silver, this metal has various types that satisfy every kind of pocket. Moreover, since it compliments almost every hue and metallic base, there is a wide range of designs that are available in the market. It is noted that sterling silver is considered more high-end while the oxidized silver is often used for making less expensive jewellery, like boho or tribal designs.
Oxidized silver jewel pieces are easily available in the streets, on the other hand, when it comes to the designer brands; they prefer using only sterling silver. Another benefit of wearing sterling silver jewellery is that its maintenance is cheaper as compared to gold or platinum. Silver has the ability to give the look of gold when polished and how amazing that one can buy it at lower rates!
If you’re not a fan of silver yet, we suggest you buy some trinkets (small silver jewellery pieces) so you can get acquainted with its beauty and benefits. Avoid buying a big necklace, maybe you can start with earrings! Some people prefer wearing silver with black because of it an old-school combination of monochrome which never goes out of style. Although, we think any kind of silver jewellery is a classic as it complements both ethnic and western look. So go ahead, choose from a wide range of silver jewellery that’s available in the market and online to fill your jewellery box with new amazement. We’re sure each piece will only add to the character of your look.
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This kind of silver is made by exposing silver to sulfur or similar acidic conditions. The method is used to give an antique finish to jewellery piece. Oxidized silver gets a tarnished look caused by the compound silver sulfide, which forms when the metal is exposed to air containing small amounts of sulfur.
It is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. It is 99.9% pure silver and is relatively soft. So silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and metals other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting porosity and firesale. Such metals include germanium, zinc, platinum, silicon, and boron. Recent examples of alloys using these metals include Argentium, Sterlium, Sterilite, and Silvadium.
There is no silver in German silver. It is an alloy (Copper + Nickel + Zinc). However, its finishing and affordability are as similar as silver.
If you want to buy authentic silver jewellery, choosing sterling silver is a better option. Both cheap and modern, this silver is known for its malleability, beauty, and durability. Below are few more reasons why you should choose sterling silver over any other kind of silver.
Skin friendly: Sterling silver doesn’t contain metal additions and hence cannot cause an allergic reaction to the human body. Imagine wearing brass earrings and infecting your ear around the piercing. You don’t want that, do you? Since sterling silver only has copper in it, it is least likely to cause any bacterial infection.
Easy maintenance: Sterling silver neither tarnishes nor loses its colour even though you haven’t worn it for years. But do you know, regularly wearing your jewellery can help prevent tarnish? It is said that the oils on your skin ‘clean’ the metal and help restore the original shine of the metal.
Durability: Sterling silver is the most durable silver of all kinds. If taken care properly, it can last for decades. Although a 925 sterling silver is really cheap, the cost is worth the quality that you will receive.
Versatility: As mentioned in the beginning of this article, we told you how silver has the ability to adorn every gemstone and embellishment done on it. It’s interesting to see celebrities wearing statement sterling jewellery with intricate motifs on the red carpets. Irrespective of the occasion, silver jewellery can be worn as your ootd or ootn. Don’t miss to check out the autumn/winter 2017 festive collection that showcases sterling jewellery with season’s favourite gemstones and uncut minerals.
Pocket-friendly: Since sterling silver jewellery caters to every pocket’s budget, it will not be a surprise if you end up filling your jewellery box in no time. Since sterling silver has the talent to look as stunning as the white gold or platinum jewellery, it doesn’t feel like an ignorance buying it in stock. After all, the rates are extremely low in comparison. Likewise, if you’re looking for even high-end unique pieces, you must consider sterling silver.
If you are looking for the best quality in sterling silver jewellery, we suggest you try browsing through SILgo’s designer jewellery pieces. With the brand, reputation comes the responsibility and SILgo’s artisans guarantee quality that you might not find elsewhere. Whether you want a new necklace, a pair of bangles, earrings, pendant or a ring, you will find here thousands of options that will satisfy your creative urge. SILgo even serves the collection that’s inspired by the vintage jewellery for women like Jhumkis and motifs that were once a favourite of the royals.