What is 925 Silver and Why is it the Perfect Metal for Earrings?

December 10, 2018

Earrings are by far one of the most popular accessories worn by women around the world. Unless you are a jeweler or a duty-free jewelry buyer, you may not understand what the fuss is about, so this post is to help clear up the questions I have been recently answering in direct messages and at events.

So that you can make an educated purchase, it's important to know the difference between 925 Silver and generic Sterling Silver. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin and a potential for skin reactions to metals like copper. Most of the Sterling Silver isn't actually pure. The metal we see crafted into rings, bangles, and earrings is blended and can contain traces of other metals. 

So, what is it that you need to know as a jewelry lover or buyer about 925 Silver?

First, know that "925 Silver" is a technical reference to that fact that the silver used to manufacture that ring, pendant or chain has 92.5% silver and is blended with 7.5% of another metal, which is usually copper. Copper is an important complement to the compound used to make jewelry because silver as a metal is very soft. The balance of the metal we use in our 925 silver is copper. Copper is a harder metal and gives us the ability to create intricate designs that will wear better for longer and retain their character and beauty. A piece marked 925 Silver will retain its shape and last much longer than a pure silver thanks to copper.

Simple designs look beautiful in 100% pure Silver but lose their wearability over time because of the softness of the metal. The more detailed and intricate a ring, earring or pendant is in Silver, the greater benefit and necessity to use 925 Silver in every one of our handset Bijoux accessories.

At F.I.N.E, we guarantee that all our items are made in the finest 925 Silver and each of our boxes explains what elements are used in creating that necklace, earring set or pendant that we are certain you are going to treasure for a lifetime.

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