The Benefits of Silver jewellery - ICKINGER |


Pure silver is soft and easily damaged if not careful. It is combined with copper to give it more durability when creating jewellery, which is then, called sterling silver. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, but this alloy does not affect the value of the metal. The price of the silver item is affected by the labour involved in manufacturing the item, the skill of the craftsperson, and the intricacy of the design.

The Benefits of Silver jewellery are:

Regardless of whether you are selecting a gift for someone else, buying a treat for yourself or just looking for something to replace your expensive golden and diamond jewellery, silver jewels have a lot of advantages and only one of them is the cheaper price.

Certain silver jewels can look classier and in some cases even look more expensive than some golden pieces. It’s greatly admired because of silver’s ability to blend with almost any skin complexion. Silver jewellery elegantly complements any colour or skin tone.

Taking care of your silver Jewellery

To minimize scratches and other damage, store your silver jewellery either in a cloth pouch or in a separate compartment in your jewellery box. Avoid exposing your silver to household chemicals when cleaning with bleach or ammonia, or when swimming in chlorinated water as these chemicals can damage silver.

Silver tends to tarnish as it reacts with sulphur or hydrogen sulphide in the air. Cleaning and wearing it regularly will help maintain its shine and prevent this. When noticing discolouration, use a polish made specifically for removing tarnish. Silver is an affordable and ideal gift for a loved one or even a valentine’s gift.

The selection of precious metals is entirely up to personal taste. The benefit of shopping from a local jeweller is that you can book an appointment and come see us so that we can discuss your next custom jewellery piece. Not only are you supporting a local business, but you will also be working with experienced professionals who have come to earn the title of RESPECT in the trade.

Ickinger is a family business and when you walk in through our doors, you become a part of that family. If all this seems too much to remember, feel free to contact us for professional assistance in your journey to finding the perfect jewellery piece.

March 27, 2020

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