Frequently Asked Questions

What is sterling silver?

Ever wondered what is sterling silver? What does that even mean? Sterling Silver means 92.5% of the mass is silver and 7.5% is a mass of other metals, usually copper. If it was solid silver it would be too soft, tarnish too quickly and not be durable. So the sterling silver international standard of 92.5 means it has the exact ratio of the metal it needs to make it easier to work with. It is also stronger and lasts longer.

If you see the words silver plated, that means it only has a coating of sterling silver. It won’t keep its colour so well and the coating can rub off.

When you buy silver jewellery from us, we can guarantee it is just that and if you sanded it with some sandpaper it would be sterling silver all the way through! We don’t of course advise that, unless you then want to do lots of polishing and buffing to get back its shine!

To make it simple-its the good stuff!

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