About Silver

Silver is very malleable and ductile, and is very easy to work with. However, it is poorly resistant to pressure and easily bends. For this reason, silver is alloyed with other metals to increase its toughness and durability.

 Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver, consists of 92.5% silver, and the remaining part consists of copper , zinc – mostly copper  is used. This is the reason why Sterling Silver is popularly referred to as 925 Sterling Silver or just 925 Silver.
The reason silver needs to be combined with other metals is that it is very difficult to make great designs with just pure silver, which is very soft and malleable. A bit of hardness has to be introduced, by adding other metals such as copper. That’s why jewelers are capable of making the most intricate and complex designs with 925 Sterling Silver.

Vermeil, which is used in jewelry, is Sterling Silver coated with a thin layer of Gold or occasionally Platinum. It is an inexepensive alternative to those valuable metals it is coated with.

Silver is notorious for its habit of tarnishing. Fresh Silver has a bright-metallic-white color, but almost invariably turns yellowish to blackish upon continuous exposure to air. This is caused by a chemical reaction of the silver to sulfur compounds present in the atmosphere. The only way to prevent this effect is to glaze the silver with an anti-tarnish coat.

Jewellery of Sterling silver

Necklace sets , bracelets, Cuffs, Rings, Earrings, Pendants, chains are being made in sterling silver Jewellery.

Sterling silver Jewelry along with  gemstones is very popular in Jewellery items

Other artifacts and utensils are also made. Cutlery and Full Dinner sets are also made other than regular artifacts of sterling silver.

Idols of god and goddesses both in solid and Hollow for are also made in sterling silver.

Most commonly apart from Glasses, plates, Trays, silver coins in various gramage is popular for gifting purposes.

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