Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Sterling silver jewelry is also known as 925 silver and is 92.5 percent pure silver. The remaining 7.5 percent of alloy, usually copper, is added to strengthen the silver.
If the silver content was higher than 92.5%, the silver itself would be too soft and it would soften, bend and show scratches and mars. This mix of silver and alloy keeps the silver bright and shiny, yet tough and long-lasting.
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You'll find great silver jewelry as well as gemstone jewelry with a rainbow of genuine gemstones: garnet, amethyst, citrine, peridot, moonstone, iolite, peridot, pearls, red coral and much more. And don't forget to view our newest jewelry designs for our latest earring, pendant, necklace and bracelet creations.
Like the gemstone pendant shown above? It's handcrafted in prong-set blue topaz, garnet, citrine, amethyst and peridot set in 925 sterling silver.
Also read: Care Of Silver Jewelry