925 Sterling Silver
Made up of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, 925 sterling silver is one of the most popular materials for jewelry making thanks to its durability. Unlike pure silver, which is too soft to work with, sterling silver is harder, making the metal perfect for more intricate and complex jewelry designs.
To maintain your sterling silver jewellery's brilliant shines, avoid any contact with water. While pure water does not damage 925 sterling silver, most water we come into contact with is not purified (i.e. those chlorinated resort swimming pools and luxury spas you like to soak in). To keep that enviable shine intact and make it a 'forever' piece, store your silver in an airtight bag that boasts anti-tarnish properties. Silver is delicate, so to polish it without scratching use either a special jewellery or microfiber cloth.
Stainless steel is otherwise known as 316L surgical-grade stainless steel. Made of a steel and chromium, it is considerably more durable than silver. Its bright and silvery finish, which is resistant to tarnish, is a popular and affordable choice for fashion jewelry. Unlike sterling silver, stainless steel jewelry is strong enough to withstand daily life and household chores.
Caring for your stainless steel jewelry is easy. Simply pour warm water into a small bowl mixed with some dishwashing soap. Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the jewelry until it is clean. Remove any remaining soap with a moistened cloth dipped in clean water. To maintain that beautiful shine, use either a jewelry polish or a special polishing cloth.