Silver is still one of the most precious metals used for the creation of fine jewelry pieces. Women and men all around the world admire the simplicity and the uniqueness that comes from this evergreen metal. Ornaments and jewel items made from silver are elegant, premium and have an intrinsic appeal despite having an affordable price construct. Jewelry sets and ornaments made of silver that are available on the market are usually made from 99.6% pure silver sourced naturally, and the jewelry made from pure silver is called genuine silver jewelry.
The different types of silver genuine are used to make jewelry that is very popular nowadays as follows. Pure silver has 99.9% silver and presents itself with a glossy and smooth finish. Due to this smoothness and softness, it is malleable and moldable and is used to for crafting handmade silver jewelry like earrings, necklaces, bangles and so forth. On the contrary, sterling silver consists of approximately 92.5% silver and is quite robust and hard. Accessories made of sterling silver like chains, earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces, bangles and so on are made with the help of different kinds of methods of embellishment like chasing, engraving, filigree and inlaying. Ornaments made of sterling silver have a ‘925’ mark which proclaims the authenticity of the metal.
Another silver derivative, German silver also known as alpaca silver, is an alloy made of a combination of zinc, nickel and copper. Jewelry made of this type of silver is known primarily for its resistance to corrosion, durability and toughness. These ornaments usually consist of adornments that are not worn on the body. The reason for this is that these items of jewelry contain nickel which causes allergies in certain people. Pendants, earrings and necklaces are the main varieties available in this specific type of jewelry. Silver gemstone jewelry is ornaments made of silver but they are named so because they are studded with gemstones and form a separate class. Ornaments made of silver look charming, attractive and unique when gemstones are blended in. This increases their elegance as well as value. All types of ornaments are created under this type.
A huge variety of gems and gemstones are made use of in order to create Silver gemstone jewelry. The gems that are commonly used are sapphire, emerald, pearl, topaz, ruby, amethyst, and turquoise.
Oxidized silver jewelry is oxidized purposely to give it an austere, antique and dark look.