1.-All of our silver jewellery is described as "925 Sterling Silver". What does this mean?
This term is used when a piece of silver jewellery contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, normally copper. This is done because 100% pure silver cannot be used to make jewellery because it is too soft. It needs to be combined with another metal, in this case copper for it to be more hardwearing.
2.-Why is a lot of our sterling silver jewellery rhodium plated?
Sterling silver is called rhodium plated when it is covered in a very fine layer of rhodium, a hard metal of a silvery white colour that gives the jewel a greater shine in its final finish. Thus, when silver is combined with rhodium, it results in a brighter piece, more beautiful in appearance and more durable.
For this reason, at Joyas Ag23 we have opted for rhodium plated silver, to make your pieces shine longer and prevent them from darkening. In addition, rhodium plated silver has an appearance similar to white gold, but with a lower price. Another great advantage is that rhodium is also hypoallergenic.
However, as with all jewellery, rhodium plated jewellery also needs basic care, as explained below.
3.-How do I care for my jewellery?
The more care you take of your jewellery, the longer it will last. To do this, we recommend thay you follow these simple tips:
-Do not expone your jewellery to sunlinght or sea water for long periods of time.
-Avoid contact with corrosive products, such as ammonia, chlorine or bleach.
-Let all makeup and perfume dry before putting on your jewellery.
-Clean it with warm water and neutral soap when necessary. Then dry with a microfibre cloth.
-Diamond jewellery must be stored individually as the diamonds may damage other pieces of jewellery if they come into contact with each other.