Allure crafted silver jewellery is made from pure sterling silver, in some cases plated in gold.
Commonly known as sterling silver but also as 925 sterling silver, this is the highest quality silver used for crafting jewellery. It is an alloy of pure silver mixed with other metals to increase durability.
Fine silver (also known as pure silver 99.9%) is most often avoided in the art of jewellery making because of its high pliability, softness and increased chances of denting, scratching and bending ( similar to Gold which is also used in an alloyed form to avoid same).
Sterling silver is alloyed with 7.5% of other metals, usually copper to help harden it up! The remainder is 92.5% pure silver hence the name 925 sterling silver!
While other metals can also be used, copper helps maintain the lustre and colour of the metal and extends its durability best.
Naturally tarnished silver jewellery takes on a beautiful blackish-grey sheen. This is a colour that is quite sought after by silver jewellery enthusiasts and a process to imitate this finish is quite often used, referred to as an oxidized finish. The jewellery is purposefully blackened by applying a chemical to darken its appearance.
Allure Crafted Silver Jewellery is made from 925 sterling silver. With a little extra care , you can keep these beauties lovely for longer.
Silver usually tarnishes when it reacts with sulphur which naturally occurs in the air. This blackish grey tint is most easily removed when it starts to become visible.
Silver will also tarnish with regular exposure to your busy lifestyle- perfumes, moisturisers, hairspray, soaps and even perspiration play a part in the diminishing colour of your jewellery.
As with your silver, don’t expose your pearls to water and sweat either.
Wipe them down with a soft cloth and store them wrapped in a similar cloth in a dry place.
We use Semi precious stones like Garnet, Citrine, Quartz, Amethyst, Corals and Turquoise with our silver designs. It is advised that these are stored in a pouch so avoid them being scratched by other jewellery or stones.
No one likes tangled chains! Avoid the fuss when you’re in a hurry to wear them by storing chains always fastened, and extender chains always locked on the last link.
Silver jewellery should always be stored in a cool dry container, and wrapped separately from each other as jewellery stored together could scratch each other. Ziplock bags and soft pouches are perfect.