What is 925 Sterling Silver?
To make silver durable enough for use in jewelry, pure silver, which has a .999 fineness (99.9%), is often alloyed with small quantities of copper (7.5%). The copper is added to strengthen the silver and the resulting product is 925 sterling silver (92.5%).
What is Platinum Plating?
Platinum plating is a metal deposition process used to coat materials with a decorative and protective layer of platinum. Platinum imparts an extremely bright and durable wearing finish to silver. Platinum finishes can greatly enhance the appearance and longevity of silver.
What is Cubic Zirconia (CZ) Stone?
Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is similar to a diamond with its brilliance and crystal clarity, but it is a synthesized (man-made) crystalline material that is colorless, hard, and flawless. It looks so much like a diamond, it is an affordable alternative to diamonds. It can made in different colors to simulate the different colors of a diamond.
How to Care for Sterling Silver?
Store your jewelry in a dry and air-tight place, separating each individual piece. Wear your jewelry often, but be sure to remove it when working with certain chemicals or foods that contain surfer. As a rule of thumb, it is always best to put on your jewelry last when getting dressed. Polishing your jewelry before it becomes too tarnished will minimize the amount of work needed, but be sure to use the right type of cloth and stroke pattern. All of this will help keep your Sterling Silver jewelry looking brilliant for years to come.
Common chemicals in perfume, hair spray, soap, and lotion will make rhodium tarnish permanently. Stay away from chlorine and other bleaches, including swimming pools. Rhodium-plated jewelry will turn quickly if it meets those chemical substances.
Do not wear your jewelry while doing housework, washing dishes, working out, lifting weights, swimming, showering, gardening, or using any chemical substances.
For regular cleaning, it is recommended that you use our signature jewelry polishing cloth that is infused with a special jewelry cleaner. You can also use a soft, 100% cotton cloth. It is recommended that you have one cleaning cloth for gold and a separate one for silver.
DO NOT use silver liquid cleaner to clean rhodium-plated jewelry. It is too harsh and can dull or harm the rhodium plating.
To keep tarnishing to a minimum, it is strongly advised that you store your silver jewelry in a dry and air-tight area, such as a jewelry box or zip-lock bag. Keep your jewelry pieces from rubbing against other items when you are not wearing them. Although silver jewelry is scratch resistant, it isn't scratch proof.
Stainless steel jewelry is strong, durable and rust-resistant. It typically has a silver sheen, but, unlike silver, it will not corrode and it is not susceptible to scratches, dings or dents. Stainless steel can be used to make nearly any type of jewelry, from rings and bracelets to necklaces, watches and earrings.
What is IP Plating on Stainless Steel?
IP Plating also means Vacuum metalizing, that is a process that allows you to create a layer of metal on a substrate, usually of another material. Also referred to as “vacuum deposition”, it involves heating the metal coating material until it vaporizes inside a vacuum chamber.
The lack of pressure in this chamber drives the metal’s boiling point downward. This allows the metal vapor to condensate and form a layer over the top of a substrate of your choice. For example, the semiconductor industry uses vacuum deposition to deposit copper interconnects on silicon.
The process may use various heating methods, including plasma beams, resistance heating, and electron beams. The end result is a metal layer that can range in thickness from a single atom through to several millimeters.