‘What’s the difference between sterling silver and fine silver?’
So here it is: my first blog post! I thought a good subject to start with would be answering a question that I got asked a lot during the months leading up to my launch, which is What is the difference between sterling silver and fine silver?
The basic differences between fine silver and sterling silver is simply the purity of the silver. Fine silver is 99.9% pure, and a more precious, delicate metal. It is therefore also the more expensive of the two. The benefits of working with fine silver is that it super shiny with a high lustre, so it looks beautiful when polished up. It does not tarnish as easily as sterling silver might and as it contains no nickel, it is a great choice for allergy sufferers. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and has other metals mixed with it, such as copper, nickel and zinc to add strength and durability. As fine silver is a softer metal, it is important to read the jewellery care instructions carefully when purchasing a piece, to ensure that care is taken to look after it. Your precious keepsake jewellery should be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night!
I believe that with its organic feel, fine silver is the perfect match for keepsake jewellery and just another factor that makes it so unique and precious.