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Article: Sterling Silver: Why is it Better Than Pure Silver for Making Jewelry?

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Sterling Silver: Why is it Better Than Pure Silver for Making Jewelry?

It is hard to beat the elegant gleam of sterling silver. From its first introduction as a material used to make jewelry, sterling silver charms and pendants have not only not been the height of fashion, but something to be valued and worn as a status symbol.

So, now the question is why don’t artisans use pure silver in making jewelry?

Pure silver, also called fine silver, comprises 99.9% of actual silver. Pure silver is quite soft and malleable, and hence not very suitable for making jewelry. In order to protect it against deformation and to make it stronger and more durable, pure silver is combined with other metals- giving birth to Sterling silver.

Sterling silver is comprised of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metal (typically copper). From this alloy comes the hallmark 925. Centuries of research and testing have shown copper to be the best metal to blend with silver, without affecting its beautiful natural color. Adding copper has little effect on the metal's value. The true value of sterling silver is its beauty. And of course, the skill and labor involved in making an intricately designed piece of jewelry.

Sterling silver has made it possible to enjoy the luxurious tradition of silver in jewelry. It’s truly one of the finest gifts for anyone, allowing people to enjoy a piece of luxury without spending a fortune. So why not take advantage of the availability of sterling silver charm jewelry and gift yourself a luxurious piece of sterling silver jewelry.

Silver pike charm is one of the finest pieces in our CharmWorks handcrafted jewelry collection, available both in sterling silver, gold vermeil, and 14 karat gold. The silver pike charm will make a great addition to your valuable jewelry collection, especially if you are looking for a fishing themed charm bracelet.

Good Reasons to Buy Sterling Silver Charms

Sterling silver, in fact, is a superior metal for jewelry making and comes with many benefits. Sterling silver casts well and finishes with a beautiful shine.

Sterling silver jewelry is long-lasting- When taken care of properly, sterling silver jewelry can last a lifetime. Your sterling silver pendant can look exactly the same even after 50 years.

Sterling silver jewelry makes a timeless statement piece- Keeping up with the latest fashions can be a challenge. Luckily, with sterling silver jewelry, you can always be up to date. The latest styles in accessories will always include sterling silver.

Sterling silver jewelry is incredible versatility- No matter what the occasion, sterling silver jewelry will always fit in. Its versatility extends to even looking good with other metals.

So, do you have any sterling silver jewelry in your collection? If you do, we would love to know about your experience with it. Kindly share it with us in the comment section.

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