Sterling Silver Composition

Pure Silver Shot Sterling silver is a popular metal for jewelry, silverware, and decorations. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver that consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of other metal, usually copper. Fine silver (99.9% pure) typically is too soft for practical objects. Alloying with copper maintains the silvery color of the metal […]

How to clean silver

HOW TO CLEAN SILVER Start by cleaning silver in warm, soapy water and dry with a soft cloth. But never use paper towels; they can scratch the silver! HOW TO CLEAN TARNISHED SILVER If your silver looks dull but doesn’t have visible tarnish, it’s considered “lightly tarnished.” A silver polishing cloth and a little elbow […]