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7-Reasons to Fill Your Jewelry Box with Sterling Silver

7-Reasons to Fill Your Jewelry Box with Sterling Silver

She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth.


Have you ever wondered about this phrase? The term is associated with luxury and wealth, yet many people still think of sterling silver as just a cheap alternative to white gold. But, I’m here to tell you it’s SO much more than that. 

From a jewelry designer’s perspective, sterling silver is the perfect combination of malleability, beauty, and durability. It has everything I need to design and make beautiful, versatile, and timeless jewelry. 

“Sterling silver comprised of 92.5% silver and a mere 7.5% other metal alloys, brings the tradition of luxurious silver to jewelry.” 

Whether you're looking for everyday accessories or a timeless statement piece, you'll find sterling silver jewelry that seems tailored to your personal tastes.

 7 Reasons Why You Should Add Sterling Silver To Your Jewelry Box....

  1. Sterling Silver Jewelry is Durable 

When taken care of correctly, sterling silver jewelry can last a lifetime. Savvy women already know that their sterling silver pieces can still look new, even after forty years! 

True .925 sterling silver is an investment, but worth the extra cost for the quality and lifetime value of the jewelry. Some of your well-made pieces may even become family heirlooms. 

To make sure that you're getting the best quality jewelry, always buy from established, reputable jewelry companies, and look for these hidden marks on your new accessory:

These stamps indicate the purity of the silver and also sometimes the country of origin and the maker.

.925 sterling silver mark


  1.  Keep Up with Fashion Trends 

Any woman who likes to keep up with the latest styles knows that the fast pace of fashion jewelry trends can be dizzying. Keeping up with what's in and what's out is exhausting, and expensive. 

Luckily, sterling silver's popularity means it's always in fashion. The latest styles in jewelry will always include sterling silver, even if the designs change. 

Recently, for example, gemstones and uncut minerals, set in sterling silver, have become a staple of Spring and Summertime accessories. 

Keeping a few sterling silver pieces on hand in your jewelry rotation is a sure way to make sure you always look your best.  

  1. The Options are Endless 

Because silver is a very versatile metal, it's a favorite for innovation and creativity among jewelry designers. This means you’ll always be able to find new and exciting pieces to fit your personal style. 

Whether you're looking for a locket, bracelet, ring, or pendant, there are thousands of options. 

Even sterling silver loyalists are not limited to the same variations on old concepts. Innovation is constant. There will always be a new sterling silver piece to spruce up your collection! 

  1. You Can Easily Build Your Personal Jewelry Collection 

The variety of sterling silver options makes it easy to completely build or upgrade your jewelry collection. 

Want to build a look around one of your more expensive statement pieces?

Want to build a look around one of your more expensive statement pieces? 

Sterling silver complements most metals, so your pieces will all work together, giving you endless combinations and options to build your signature fashion style. 

Looking for unique high-end pieces?

Sterling silver should be on your list. Designers use it to cast their most creative designs all the time. One of the big perks of sterling silver is that it's not just popular with consumers, it's also popular with designers. 

“People are excited to buy the latest styles that designers create, and designers are happy to keep creating new things. Everybody wins!” 

  1. Incredible Versatility 

Sterling silver jewelry is appropriate for any occasion… 

  • Dressing up a casual dinner outfit? Sterling silver fits the bill!
  • PTA meeting? Yes, sterling silver! 
  • Meeting your girlfriends for brunch? Sterling silver is a perfect choice! 
  • Want to add sterling silver to a jewelry collection that already has a lot of white gold or platinum pieces? Do it! 

You can confidently wear sterling silver jewelry with a white gold or platinum piece and still create a look that is put together. The colors are close enough that you won't look like you're mixing up jewelry. Instead, you'll create a new image that is uniquely you.  

  1. Hypoallergenic Jewelry 

Unlike pieces that are made of inexpensive nickel, brass, or other base metals, which can irritate your skin, sterling silver jewelry doesn't contain metal additives that can cause an allergic reaction. 

This is especially important for accessories like earrings. You can wear them without fear that a piercing will get infected. 

Wear your silver with confidence knowing that you won't face any consequences later.  

  1. Easy to Care For 

As beautiful as silver is, many women avoid it because it’s prone to tarnish. 

It's disappointing to see a favorite piece looking dirty or discolored after sitting in a jewelry box for too long. All silver can tarnish with time, especially if it's not worn often. It’s the nature of this beautiful metal. 

Here's the good news…

  • Wearing your jewelry can actually help prevent tarnish. The oils on your skin 'clean' the metal, which means you don't have to worry about that dirty look.
  • Even if your sterling silver jewelry does dull, there are easy ways to restore its original shine.
  • By storing your pieces in individual bags, or compartments in your jewelry box, instead of sitting out in the open, you can prevent a lot of this tarnish
  • There are gentle cleaners and soft polishing cloths to return your pieces to as good as new!

 Are you ready to add to your collection? Or, just beginning? Check out my newest sterling silver pieces HERE, to get started.

 Or contact me to start a custom, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry made JUST for YOU!


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