Normally, The materials of silver accessories divided into S925, 990, 999 and Tibetan silver.
The “S925” represents the jewelry which include 92.5 percent pure silver and 7.5% alloy, by the way, only a minimum of 92.5% pure silver can be marketed as “silver.” By the way, Thai silver is classified as S925 silver, because it also include 92.5 percent silver, even it looks old, they are got very popular today with the thriving retro trend.
The alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper is often known as coin silver. Because most United States silver coins are made of it.
In the same way, fine silver usually mention “Ag 99.9 ” ,indicate the jewelry include 99.9 pure silver, but it is too soft to use in jewelry.
Tibetan Silver is the name given to the metal used in Jewellery, Genuine Tibetan Silver contains 92.5 % silver, and it’s expensive, but there are some unscrupulous speculators selling items that actually have 30% or less silver content.
There is a survival skill i wanna share with you. If you put on a pair of silver earrings or something else and then you got on a plane that crashed in the wilderness that knocked out the water system. If you found water and soaked your earrings in it, the silver would kill bacteria and make it safe to drink! So, the silver may save your life.
It might sound ridiculous, but a recent medical research has revealed some interesting health benefits of wearing it. Because silver ion got very strong sterilization ability,it is good for healthy, just like crystals are believed to have healing effects.
Silver jewelry are very popular with the public, People used to think that it’s only beautiful or precious metal, but there few people know that the bactericidal action of silverware. Actually it can be used as tool of poison-testing, people have been using it for a long time to test poison. A recent study shows that there is a lot of contamination found in gold metal, the chances of contamination in sterling are practically none.
So, it actually helps in maintaining good health.
The higher the purity of the silver jewelry, the lighter the color of it. Normally, the true silver accessories are marked with S925.
Silver proportion is 10.5, and it’s denser than copper and aluminum.
The Moths hardness of silver is 2.7 which is softer than copper but harder than lead and tin. So you can test the hardness on the surface with a pin, if there a light mark was left, that would be the silver.
Take coin for example, If you listen carefully when tossing a silver coin, it will ring at a truer purer pitch than pin or aluminum coin. And copper coin sharp and short.
Easy tips to clean your silver jewelry at home
Silver jewelry gets dirty easily, especially if you wear it everyday. It will lose a lot of its shine and beauty after being worn for long time. You can clean silver jewelry using these tips below:
One: Wipe your silver jewelry by cotton cloth or sunshine cloth to clean the dirties.
Two: Clean your silver jewelry with baking soda, it will activated by boiling water in the presence of aluminum.
Three: Clean your silver jewelry using toothpaste
Four: Soaks your silver jewelry in coca-cola for about 12 hours.
Five: Painting cloth with lipstick first, and then using it to wipe the silver jewelry, and finally washing off with water.
Six: Apply a small amount of Wite-Out correction fluid to the silver jewelry and buff with a soft cloth before it dry.
So easy, so cheap and so incredibly effective! Enjoy these tips above!