Sterling Silver Jewelry at KAY
Sterling silver jewelry has been valued for centuries and once was considered more valuable than gold. The ancients called silver the lunar metal--cool and luminous, like the moon's reflection on water. Silver has been valued for centuries and once was considered more valuable than gold. Today, it's the most affordable of the precious metals. Like gold, pure silver is too soft to be used in jewelry. It's combined with other metals such as copper to make it more durable. Sterling silver jewelry--such as sterling silver rings--must contain at least 92.5% pure silver, which is why it's stamped as .925. Sterling silver can range from bright white to grayish white and can have a matte or shiny finish. Store your sterling silver jewelry in tarnish-preventive bags in a cool, dry place. Don't use tissue paper or paper towels to dry, because they can scratch the surface of your sterling silver jewelry.