Sterling Silver Bracelets
Sterling Silver bracelets worn by women and met are often used as an ideal setting for gemstones or used to hold cherished charms. This makes the size and strength of a Sterling Silver Bracelet very important.
Whether you are seeking a Sterling Silver Snake Chain with continuous links or a Figaro style with inset links of differing sizes, it is important that your Sterling Silver Chain Bracelet is as durable as it is beautiful. The same is true for Sterling Bangles.
Sterling silver charm bracelets are especially popular. You can get either the traditional charm bracelet that has hanging charms or the modern italian charm bracelet with snap on charms. Both are very fun to customize and wear.
Like gold, silver content and quality must be accurately signified. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has established a set of stamps and markings to represent silver content and you should look for them when making a silver purchase.
Sterling silver is 92.5 percent (925 parts) pure silver and 7.5 percent (75 parts) accompanying alloy. Only jewelry that is at least 92.5 percent pure silver can be called or labeled "silver," "solid silver," "sterling silver," or "sterling."
Appropriate markings include: "925," ".925," or "92.5." Silver-plated items must be identified as "silver plated," "silver coated," or "plated with silver."
Because oxidation will occur with silver, proper care must be taken to ward of tarnishing of your Sterling Silver Bracelets. Don.t wear them around-the-clock, or expose them to water. Remove them while washing hands, bathing, swimming and sleeping.
For maintenance cleaning, avoid water unless absolutely necessary. Try .Sunshine Cloth. for regular buffing that enhances and holds silver.s everlasting shine.
To remove abundant tarnishing, there are products available in jewelry stores and mass-market retail establishments. Be warned, however, that cleansing dips can adversely affect many stones set in Sterling Silver.
Another tip is to not store your Sterling Silver Bracelets away for prolonged periods of time. Carefully wrapping silver jewelry pieces in anti-tarnish paper and placing it in a plastic bag is a safe and simple storage method.