Pure 100% silver is too soft to be used in jewelry crafting. Therefore, jewelers will often add a small quantity of copper to  strengthen the silver. The resulting product is .925 sterling silver, which contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.

This explains why sterling silver jewelry remains a popular and budget-friendly alternative to white gold or platinum. It is a go to metal for jewelry when you want a glamorous piece without breaking the bank.

92.5% sterling silver with regular care can prevent tarnishing, unlike silver-plated jewelry which will deteriorate no matter what. And even if your silver jewelry has already been spotted with tarnish, a good home clean-up, or better, a professional polishing will easily make it look like new.

If you come into regular contact with chemicals, like going to the pool or using beauty products often, your silver is bound to tarnish faster.

This is because lotions, direct sunlight, soap, detergents, perfume, contact with household chemicals, salt water, chlorine in swimming pools and even perspiration all take their toll on fine jewelry and tend to accelerate tarnishing. It's a good idea to take off your jewelry before applying creams and lotions.

We do not encourage our customers to wear your sterling silver when showering. Water generally doesn’t harm sterling silver, but there is a good chance that it could lead to tarnishing.

In short, do not wear silver in the shower or when doing dishes.

Expert care has been taken in creating your jewelry so to protect and keep it looking beautiful, here are a few simple care tips to follow:

- Store your jewelry separately (and in its original packaging) as metals and stones can scratch when they come into contact with each other.
- Avoid your jewelry coming into direct contact with perfume, household detergents or other chemical products.
- We also recommend removing your jewelry before showering, bathing, exercising, swimming (in the sea or chlorinated water) and when on the beach, too.