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SOME FACTS ABOUT SILVER                           


  • Silver's chemical symbol is Ag, and its atomic number is 47.

  • Pure silver is too soft to stand up under constant wear, it is usually mixed with copper to form an alloy before it is made into commercial articles and jewellery.

  • The word Sterling has been used to mean high quality silver since the 1200's.

  • Silver items marked Sterling means they contain at least 92.5% silver. Some jewellery may be marked 925, instead of with the word Sterling.

  • Adorn Jewellery Store's Sterling or 925 Silver jewellery items are of Assay standard Hallmarked when over 7.8 grams if British Silver or marked 925 if from Thailand, India or Mexico

  • Silver is not changed by moisture, dryness, alkalis, or vegetable oils, but sulphur in the air will cause silver to turn black or tarnish.

  • Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. Fine silver contains 99.9% pure silver. Bali and Thai silver is usually in a range of these silver content percentages, but the majority of it, especially the Thai silver, is at the 99.9% level, making it a finer silver than we often buy over the counter in UK shops. Adorn Jewellery Store stocks 75% of its silver from Thailand.

Silver Jewellery Care

Sterling Silver jewellery tarnishes over time and through wear. To care for your sterling silver jewellery, polish it often with a soft dry cloth. If possible, use an impregnated silver polishing cloth  to ensure that your jewellery retains its beauty and shine. Try to avoid silver dip unless all else fails.

Try protecting your silver jewellery from the air when not in use by storing it in a cool, dry place or in a box or bag.

Wash gemstones in warm water with washing up liquid and a soft toothbrush. Clean carefully inside the back of the setting and rinse.

Avoid contact with chemicals, perfume, hairspray and deodorant.

Our products are guaranteed against manufacturing faults, but not carelessness or accidents. Please be careful to maintain to preserve the condition of your jewellery so remove when showering, swimming or doing heavy work.

Most of all enjoy wearing your pieces!

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