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What is Sterling Silver?
 

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.




How to Care for Sterling Silver Jewelry

 

1. Use warm soapy water
2. Try using a soft-bristle brush to remove extra dirt
3. Gently dry with a soft microfiber cloth before storing away

A women wearing a lovely geometric sterling silver necklace from KAY




How to Style Sterling Silver

 

Beautiful sterling silver's versatility perfectly pairs with any color gemstone and type of diamond, making it a classic staple for any wardrobe and color combination in your collection. Stack it with other sterling silver pieces for a layered look, or wear alone with a pendant or stone to showcase your unique style. Subtle yet sophisticated, sterling silver is a must-have go-to for everyday wear or special occasions.

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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.