Silver holds a very important position in the fashion world. Changes in the fashion trends as well as a higher demand for mid-price jewellery, has thrust silver into the forefront of jewellery designs.
Its beauty, beautiful Patina et of course its workability has encouraged designers to present and adapt their silver collections to their fashion forward customers.
There are many different purities of silver. The purest silver is .999 fineness. However, silver this fine is considered too soft to use for jewellery making. Therefore, jewellers add alloy, like copper, to strengthen the material. Also know as sterling silver, a proportion of 92.5% of silver is mixed with 7.5% of copper. Sterling silver is the most popular and most used in jewellery making of silver creations. Look for the .925 punch on your silver jewellery.
Sterling silver has been the industry standard for silver jewellery, in most countries, for many century.