At CED we love gold, obviously, but we also have a sweet spot for silver. Almost every jewelry designer uses Sterling Silver and it’s gorgeous. But what is it? Here is the secret. Silver by itself is much too soft to stay perfect and beautiful, it’s easily damaged and scratched. Sterling Silver is typically 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. The copper does not detract from the beauty of the silver, just adds an extra toughness that helps keep all your sensational silver looking striking.
Don’t worry, there are certain safety measures you can follow to keep your silver at it’s finest all the time. Tips like being sure to keep your silver jewelry in it’s own bag or drawer of a jewelry box to prevent it being scratched by other items. Avoiding cleaning it with harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia, limiting exposure to chlorinated water. To fight tarnish you can use specially soaked cleaning cloths found at most jewelry suppliers. Let us know if you have other jewelry care questions!