1. What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling Silver is an alloy composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. This blend enhances durability while maintaining the lustrous qualities of silver.


  1. Does Sterling Silver tarnish?

Yes, Sterling Silver can tarnish over time due to exposure to air and certain elements. Tarnishing can be minimized by storing jewelry in airtight containers and avoiding contact with chemicals.


  1. How can I clean Sterling Silver jewelry?

Use a soft cloth or silver polishing cloth to gently wipe away tarnish. For tougher tarnish, a mild soap and water solution or a silver cleaner specifically designed for jewelry can be used.


  1. Will Sterling Silver jewelry turn my skin green?

Sterling Silver itself does not cause skin discoloration. Green skin is often a reaction to other metals mixed with silver or to personal body chemistry. Keeping the jewelry clean can reduce the likelihood of skin reactions.


  1. Can I wear Sterling Silver in water?

While short exposures to water are generally fine, prolonged contact with water, especially chlorinated or saltwater, can expedite tarnishing. It's advisable to remove silver jewelry before swimming or bathing.


  1. How can I store Sterling Silver jewelry?

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. A jewelry box or airtight bag can help prevent tarnishing. Keeping pieces separate to avoid scratching is also recommended.


  1. What is the difference between Sterling Silver and pure silver?

Pure silver is 99.9% silver, which is too soft for most jewelry. Sterling Silver, with its alloy composition, provides the necessary strength and durability for practical use.


  1. Is Sterling Silver hypoallergenic?

While many people with metal allergies find Sterling Silver well-tolerated, individual reactions may vary. Some individuals may be sensitive to the copper content.


  1. Can I wear Sterling Silver every day?

Yes, Sterling Silver is suitable for daily wear. Regular use can even help prevent tarnishing, as the natural oils from your skin can provide a protective layer.


  1. How can I identify genuine Sterling Silver?

Look for markings like "925" or "Sterling" on the jewelry, indicating its silver content. Trusted jewelers will provide authenticity certificates. Additionally, genuine Sterling Silver tends to have a substantial weight and a distinct shine.