Monday, August 29, 2011

Jet of the Day - SilverSmack

Men's Sterling Ring

Hi, this is Jean from SilverSmack and I'm going to talk a bit about the difference between fine silver and Sterling silver.

Fine Silver Pink Topaz Eternity Circle
Sterling silver differs from Fine Silver in that Fine silver (.999) is a much higher quality than Sterling Silver (.925) because it does not have any added nickel. It does not tarnish like sterling silver and is much whiter and brighter than sterling.

Fine Silver Earrings

That being said, each has their own special qualities. Fine silver is a bit softer, takes on texture well, resists tarning better, and is able to be fused.

Fine Silver Stacking Rings

Men's Sterling Ring

Sterling Silver is harder, takes on a patina better, and needs to be soldered.


Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Labradorite Earrings

Hope that helps!
Jean

16 comments :

Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

Your work is fantastic! Thanks for the informative post. Love this in your shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/37408614/large-genuine-sapphire-pearl-kyanite

xo, lisa

Tracy said...

Great post!

willowcreekjewelry said...

Wonderful post, thank you! Your work is perfection : )

SendingLoveGallery said...

helpful info - love your beautiful work!

Erika Price said...

Great post Jean - love seeing what you create with silver!

Your Daily Jewels said...

I had so much fun peeking through all 300+ of your items! You are so talented! Thank you for writing this great post.

Beadsme said...

Never really thought of the difference between the 2. Great post Smackie.

Brooke said...

Great post and gorgeous jewelry Jean!

SilverSmack said...

Thanks for all the love!

xoxoxo

Michele said...

Helpful info thanks!!, Lovely shop and jewelry!!!!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Beautiful jewelry! Thanks for the info too!

Made By Tammy said...

Awesome info! Thank you so much for sharing this information and your Gorgeous jewelry.

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks for sharing this information, and your beautiful jewelry!

cooljewelrydesign said...

Smacko, great post...your jewelry is awesome and I just love your rings and the way you style them off center...it makes a huge visual difference.

jemsbyjb said...

So much talent in this artist's designs. Just love the unique pieces.

Rough Magic Creations said...

Thank you Jean, for explaining this so clearly. Beautiful photos - beautiful jewelry!!