Sterling Silver Jewelry Exposed
by: Sam Serio
Sterling silver jewelry is enjoying an unprecedented popularity with today's
fashion conscious public. You know how beautiful sterling silver jewelry is and
how brilliantly it shines. Now here is the rest of the story.
Silver has been used since ancient times, but has not survived as well as
ancient gold because it tarnished and decomposes. There have been times,
however, when silver was "in"; we are going through such a vogue today.
Silver is the commonest of the precious metals. Fine silver is pure silver,
which is seldom used for jewelry because it is too soft. Sterling silver is 925
parts silver to 75 of copper, the alloy most often used. Silver weighs about
half as much as gold, has greater flexibility, but is not as malleable, it has
always been less expensive as well. A comparable piece of gold jewelry might
cost four or five times that of a piece of sterling silver jewelry.
The current fashion trend toward black clothing has made silver jewelry more
popular than ever. Silver likes to be worn; it stays cleaner & shinier through
movement and friction. So sterling silver is a perfect accessory for today's
fast paced lifestyles. Much like gold, sterling silver needs to be cleaned.
Care and Cleaning of your Sterling Silver Jewelry
1.) For daily cleaning it is recommended to use a simple jewelry polishing cloth
that is impregnated with special jewelry cleaner. These are widely available and
are very easy to use. Store your cloth in a plastic zip-lock bag, and keeping
your jewelry drawer or armoire. It is a good idea to have one cleaning cloth for
gold and one for silver.
2.) For a slightly more "in-depth" cleaning you may want to use a liquid jewelry
3.) For cleaning badly tarnished silver, here's a neat little trick
A.) Cover the inside bottom of a heat-proof glass dish on bowl with a piece of
aluminum foil, shiny side up.
B.) Place the tarnished silver in the bottom of the dish, contacting the
C.) Add 1 heaping tablespoon of baking soda, and then slowly pour boiling water
to cover the piece. The tarnish will gradually collect on the aluminum foil.
D.) Remove your silver, rinse thoroughly, and polish.
Here are Some Tips for Greater Enjoyment of your Sterling Silver Jewelry
1.) Are your silver chains all tied-up in knots? If so, here's a nifty little
trick for straightening them out. Dust your chain with a little talcum powder
and then try to unknot it. If the knot is stubborn, place a small drop of baby
oil on a sheet of wax paper. Lay the knot in the oil and work it out with two
pins; then clean the chain as instructed below.
2.) Always apply make-up, perfumes, oils or colognes before you put on your
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Exquisite and classic are the middle name of silver that gives a different look
to a person’s overall personality. Simple and plain silver jewelries can
actually give an everlasting effect to your dressing and gives you a
The Secret Of Silver Jewelry
Silver is one of the original materials of value mentioned in the Bible,
together with other originals such as precious gemstones that existed from the
beginning of time.
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Sam Serio is an Internet Marketer, musician and a writer on the subject of
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