Sparkle and Barrel Bracelet is a perfect start to your stacker selection. Made with high quality sterling silver beads this bracelet is perfect for either evening or every day wear.
Stack this sparkle and barrel bracelet with one of our other bracelets to find your perfect combination.
All our bracelets are made with high quality jewellery elastic.
Bracelets should be rolled over the hand and wrist rather than stretching the elastic.
Take care not to snag your bracelet when undertaking physical activity or removing clothing.
remove before showering or swimming.
Silver Jewellery will naturally tarnish with time and can be cleaned with silver cleaner or a silver cloth.
STERLING SILVER VS SILVER: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Silver items have long been known as symbols of wealth. This is true whether you own sterling silver or pure silver, since most times you can’t tell the status of the silver at a quick glance.
But let’s look into how these two materials do differ, shall we?
Silver is one of the elements on the periodic table with the symbol Ag.
Any item described as pure silver, or also as fine silver, are as purely silver as you can get: it’s made of 99.9% pure elemental silver.
It will contain very few trace elements (only 0.01%), but it’s essentially pure silver (hence the name).
USES FOR SILVER
Pure silver is quite soft and difficult to shape properly, which makes it hard to use to make items that require daily use or specific shapes. Because of this, pure silver is not generally used to make fine and delicate jewellery items.
This softness also means that fine silver items aren’t as durable. They can be easily bent, made misshapen, or damaged, which is why fine silver is mostly reserved to make fine jewellery.
Silver can also tarnish. This means that the gasses in the air react with silver, which causes discolouring, fading, and what looks like a “dirty” layer on the top of silver products.
Fine silver is also usually stamped with a marker to indicate that it is indeed fine silver. This stamp is usually “999” or “.999” or “99.9” to indicate that it is 99.9% silver, as fine silver must be to be considered fine silver.
If pure silver, aka fine silver, is as pure as you can get, it makes sense that sterling silver isn’t quite as pure, although it’s close.
Sterling silver is what’s known as a metal alloy. This means that sterling silver is a combination of metals instead of just one single metal (like with pure silver, for example). Sterling silver is92.5% silver and 7.5% alloy. This 7.5% is usually made of copper or zinc.
USES FOR STERLING SILVER
The addition of these other metals makes sterling silver significantly stronger and more durable. This allows it to be used to make a number of other things including:
- Coffee Sets
- Silver-plated items
Notice that last use of silver-plated items listed above. Whenever you see something advertised as “silver-plated” it most often means that the piece itself is made of another metal, and there’s simply a thin layer of sterling silver “plated” on top of the item.
Also, notice that the list of uses for sterling silver is a lot longer than the one for fine silver. That’s because the added durability that sterling silver has means it won’t be damaged or dented by everyday use and wear and tear like fine silver is.
Sterling silver is more easily tarnished than pure silver. Silver by itself can become tarnished from being exposed to the air as we already went over. With sterling silver, however, it’s easier to tarnish because of the alloy metals within sterling silver.
Copper, nickel, and zinc are easily tarnished. When you combine those with another metal that can tarnish, like silver, the tarnishing process is faster and happens more easily.
Sterling silver is also stamped to indicate that it is true sterling silver. These stamps are usually “925” or “92.5” or “.925” to indicate the purity of the silver within it.WHY USE
The history of silver :-