What do you mean by Silver?
The Precious & Shiny Greyish White Metal found on Earth is pretty much known as Silver.
- It has a Latin name Argentums.
- Its Atomic Number is 47 by its Chemical Structure.
- It appears to be the White & Soft & Lustrous Transition Metal.
- The Electrical Conductivity inside it is comparatively much higher than any other Element. Even the Thermal Reflectivity & Conductivity are greater inside it.
Know what Sterling Silver is...
- The Sterling Silver is most Popular of Alloys.
- It takes for 92.5% of Silver. Out of which 7.5% seems to be copper.
- It is Pure Silver.
- It is a Fine Silver that is Softer & More of a Malleable Kind.
It can be easily damaged thereby it has to be mixed up with other Metals after which its durability increases eventually.
Sterling’s Best Match is Copper
- Sterling can better be utilized at its optimum beauty after added with Copper.
- 5% Non Silver Portion of Sterling can be mixed up with any of the metal to make it more durable.
- But it turns out that after added with copper the hardness, the durability & the beautiful colour would be much impressive comparatively.
- Although amount of Copper Added to the Silver doesn’t make any decreasing effect on the Value of Metal.
Sterling Silver is Most Popular Silver Alloy on the Earth.
Sterling Silver is Harder & Stronger Compare to the Pure Silver.
The Price of the Silver is a Calculative Outcome of below.
- Labour Involved in Making it
- The Skill of the Crafts-Person
The Value of the Silver is affected by the Intricacy of the Design which damages the Silver on a more extent as well.
Application of Sterling Silver
Previously it was widely used in Artwork & Adornments back in Byzantine & Phoenician Empire Time. On the Contrary in today’s it is widely used by “Navajo” Indians. They use it in getting for the Oxidized Looks & in Braided Designs.
The Pure Silver should only be used where & when Malleability is the Concern because of it being softer. The application can be Handcrafted Jewellery Focusing the Weaving & Intricate Designing Contexts. The Beautifulness & Durability is so high in Sterling Silver that its Application in Household Accessories is pretty much well spread.
Care for Silver Jewellery
We all want our Silver to last as long as possible.
It is apparently achievable as well.
We just need to follow few steps into Proper Care.
- Use Cloth Pouch or Separate Compartment to Store Silver Jewellery in order to prevent it from Scratches or any other damages.
- Put your Silver Jewellery away from the Household Chemicals.
- Don’t Clean the Silver Jewellery with Ammonia or Bleach
- Don’t Wear it while Swimming in Chlorinated Water
- To Prevent from Tarnish do below.
- Clean the Silver Jewellery on a Regular Basis.
- Wear it Often
In this way, the Silver Jewellery can be Bright & Sparkling for long period of time comparatively.
How to Clean the Silver Jewellery on a Regular Basis...
Dulling occurs naturally when Silver is exposed to react with Sulphur or Hydrogen Sulphide more likely in the Contaminated Air.
However, after carefulness the Tarnish can be prevented.
- To Remove Tarnish, you can use Formulated Polishes.
- The Silver Polishes or Solutions or Cloths (Appropriate to Remove Tarnish) are available at most Hardware or Speciality Craft Stores.
- Once Tarnish is visible, it is easily removed.