What is sterling silver?

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What is sterling silver

Beautiful Vintage Sterling Jewelry from Faracasfinest.com

Faracasfinest Online Jewelry Shop, Faracasfinest.com is your best choice for online jewelry shopping. Our jewelry is of the highest quality and is made of genuine sterling silver. We have a great selection of vintage sterling jewelry including sterling silver rings, sterling silver chains, sterling silver necklaces, and sterling silver bracelets. Our high quality jewelry is a great option for gift giving or a special treat for yourself. When comparing online jewelry shops, faracasfinest.com is your best bet for selection, value, and quality.

What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is a highly pure form of silver containing 92.5% silver. It is mixed with small amounts of other metals such as copper, but retains the beautiful color and shine of silver. This form of silver is also known as 925 sterling silver jewelry. Completely pure silver is too soft for use in jewelry and will tarnish very quickly. Thus, 925 sterling silver is the best choice for high quality jewelry. It yields jewelry with the beautiful finish of silver and the durability to last for years. Its durability also makes it a great choice for housewares such a flatware. With the proper care, your sterling silver jewelry should last a lifetime. This means there are many great options for vintage sterling silver jewelry on faracasfinest.com. Turquoise Jewelry Turquoise is a beautiful mineral commonly used in vintage sterling jewelry. It has been used in jewelry for ages and has been found in jewelry dating back to Ancient Egypt and the Aztecs. It is mined from hot, dry regions, including the American Southwest. It is opaque with shades ranging from blue to green. The color can vary greatly from a light blue that appears almost white to an intense blue-green. Turquoise also contains other materials forming an intricate pattern on the stone known as a matrix. This can range in color from black to metallic gold in color. These natural variations in the color of the stone and the pattern of the matrix mean that each piece of turquoise vintage jewelry is a unique treasure. Turquoise is also the birthstone for December, making it a great gift for those born in December or mothers. Faracasfinest.com has a great selection of beautiful turquoise vintage jewelry available now.