Hello folks, I hope you enjoyed my last blog “5 ways to shine your silver jewelry to keep alive”. Today you will know the secrets of sterling silver in handmade gemstone silver jewelry.
Sterling Silver Jewelry always attracts the buyers because of its designs, uniqueness, quality, sturdiness and low price. So we can say sterling silver jewelry is considered one of the best gifts which keep a smile on your beloved on any occasion like Christmas, birthday, engagement and on another occasion.
Sterling silver jewelry is plated with silver, gold and rose gold and that makes it different. Recently people have celebrated Christmas and New Year and many buyers purchased black and orange gemstone sterling silver jewelry mostly rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
First, I wish to know you about sterling silver. It’s an alloy of silver which contains 92.5% weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals mostly copper is used in this 7%. It has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.Let’s we go in dive, you think that why fine silver-like 100% or 99.9% pure silver is not taken for making jewelry the reason is such purity of silver make it too soft for producing functional objects. Therefore it is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength while preserving the ductility and appearance of the precious metal. Except copper other metal can be used with the intention of improving the various properties of the basic sterling alloy and the Sterling alloy originated in Europe and was being commercialized as early as the 12th century in northern Germany.
The height of the silver was during the 50 year period from 1870 to 1925. The number of factors converged to make it fall out of factor around the time of second world war in this time labour cost increased because still sterling pieces were handmade some basic practices done by machines.
Traditionally gemstone jewelry or almost jewelry made of Sterling silver (92.5% silver and 7.5% copper). Silver Jewelry is often plated with a thin coat of .999 fine silver to create a shiny finish. This process is called flashing. Nowadays handmade gemstone silver Jewelry can also be plated with rhodium or gold.
Nowadays Sterling Silver Gemstone Jewelry with different Plating is trending and jewelry manufacturers are using gemstones, gold plating, Rhodium plating, pure gold is soft for jewelry and is alloyed with a metal for strength. Consider 18 Karat Gold, which is 75% in purity and 14 Karat is 58% pure gold. When customer shops for high-quality jewelry. When these types of gold are plated on it such jewelry is called vermeil jewelry and considered the cream of the crop in gold plated jewelry. Now Beautiful rings, earrings, necklaces, body jewelry, and bracelets are made in different design and customer is being attracted to such jewelry
That’s are some secrets or factors of sterling silver which use in handmade gemstone silver jewelry and I also hope you feel good after reading blog. Thanks a lot for reading my blog. Have a good day. See you soon in next blog.