What is Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver is a metal containing at least 92.5% silver. This is the legal standard of purity set by the assay offices in the United Kingdom and used for most silver jewellery throughout the world. It means that the metal used is of a specific quality. Pure silver is never used, as it is too soft to be practical.
All our items carry the .925 Stamp and we are also registered with the London Assay Office so any item you have concerns about can be checked and restamped with our personal Hallmark.
Rest assured though that when we buy our Sterling Silver we know what to look for.
Caring for your Silver Jewellery:
Sterling silver will tarnish with time and wear. To take care of your sterling silver jewellery, polish it frequently with a soft dry cloth to avoid tarnish (do not use silver dip). Ideally, use the specially impregnated silver polishing cloth that we provide to ensure that your jewellery continues to retain its original lustre and shine.
We recommend you protect your silver jewellery by wrapping it in your Silver Sisters organza pouch you received with your jewellery and storing it in a cool, dry place, keeping individual pieces separate to avoid scratching.
Avoid contact with chemicals, chlorine, perfume, hairspray and deodorant.
If your item is an 'Oxidised' piece this may cause skin blackening depending on skin type, sweat, exposure to chlorine or perfumes and will stop happening with wear in a few days
Our products are guaranteed against manufacturing faults, but not misuse. Please be aware, however, that our Sterling Silver are handmade pieces, so there will be slight differences in the overall appearance. To maintain the condition of your jewellery remove when showering, swimming or when undertaking manual or domestic work.