The gold standard for exquisite expert quality silver jewellery is sterling silver. Sterling silver is composed of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. Though any type of metal can actually be the 7.5 percent of the non-silver portion, hundreds of years of valuable research and experimentation have proven that copper is indeed its best pair. The reason is that copper also helps enhance the durability and hardness of the metal, but not altering its fine colour.
Why Sterling Silver Earrings, Rings and Bracelets are Valuable
While it is not 100% silver, sterling silver's small quantity of copper results to very little effect on the value of the metal. Instead, it is the amount of rigorous labour involved in producing the jewellery, as well as the fine craftsmanship and skills of the jeweller, and the complexity of the design, that drive the price value of sterling silver earrings, rings, necklaces, and the like.
Majority of the fine quality silver jewellery contain a quality or fineness stamp. This stamp connotes the amount of content of precious metal, and as stated in the federal law, must also contain the registered trademark of the manufacturer.
Due to the softness of pure silver, it must only be used when malleability is necessary, like in jewellery that is handcrafted and weaved and other complex designs. Due to the perfect combination of beauty and high durability, sterling silver is an ideal and well-loved material for jewellery and other household items. And unlike regular silver-plated jewellery, sterling silver will not wear down.
The Benefit of Sterling Silver Earrings
Silver earrings are one of the most in demand output jewellery pieces of sterling silver. Given a lot of alternatives like gold jewellery, platinum jewellery or diamond jewellery, why should you choose sterling silver earrings? Here are the reasons why.
First is durability. Unlike the traditional white gold that still needs additional components to keep it from being deformed, sterling silver's strength and durability is unquestionable. Hence, your sterling silver earrings can be worn each and every day.
Another benefit is that silver's exquisite colour actually fits everyone. Whether you are fair-skinned or dark-skinned, your sterling silver earrings will be a great highlight to your face.
Ice Jewellery Australia carries a great selection of sterling silver. If you are looking for great silver earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets that last, authentic and guaranteed safe for everyday use, choose from the wide assortment available at Ice Jewellery!