Silver jewellery is beautiful and more affordable than it’s gold and platinum counterparts. Many people around the world collect and wear silver for more than just these reasons. The looks that you can create wearing pieces of sterling silver can be trendy and modern or can give a nod to antiquity. Whether you are just getting into buying silver jewellery or are a long-time silver lover, it is fascinating to learn about the qualities that make this metal so desirable and collectible.
Well-Worn Silver Lasts a Long Time
The first thing that puts off some people who haven’t tried sterling silver jewellery is that silver tarnishes over time. What you may not know, however, is that if you wear a piece of silver jewellery regularly, the oils of your skin will clean it, greatly slowing the process of tarnishing. If your silver does start to look a bit off, it is easy to restore its shine. All you need to do is wipe it down with the right kind of varnish and it will look good as new.
Silver Is Safe to Wear
While it is possible to be allergic to silver, this is very rare. It is much more common for people to be allergic to brass or nickel. Some sterling silver pieces have copper added, which is less likely to cause a reaction than cheaper metals. If your jewellery is true sterling silver, you should be able to wear it without suffering any skin irritation.
You Can Enjoy Many Different Options
Silver is popular among jewellery designers due to its malleability and relatively affordable price. Pendants, rings, bracelets and lockets come out from different designers all the time, and you will never be in short supply of new pieces when you shop silver. Sterling silver also makes a great complement to white gold or platinum jewellery. There are so many outfits and combinations to try.
True Sterling Silver Is Durable
If you are a smart shopper, you should be able to identify which pieces are true sterling silver — and if you aren’t certain, here is all you need to know. Just make sure when you are examining the jewellery to look for a mark from the jeweller who made the piece. If it is real sterling silver, it will have a mark or imprint in a hidden place that says “sterling silver,” “sterling,” “925” or “.925.” Real sterling silver is resistant to bending and corrosion from normal wear and tear. It’s no wonder that some silver jewellery stays in families for generations.
Silver Maintains Its Value
Silver, along with gold and platinum, is a highly prized material among investors due to its resilience in the market. Currencies fluctuate in value, but they are all subject to inflation, unlike precious metals. Therefore a collection of silver can rise in value over time because it maintains its value even as the currency used to buy it becomes more and more diluted. What this means for you is that if you decide after wearing your jewellery for a long time that you want to sell it, you will most likely make a profit or at least get your money back.
Unique Silver Collectible Jewellery
The jewellery you can find in stores tends to come from the same big, successful designers. If you are looking for something unusual with added historic significance, you may need to look elsewhere. We at Colonial Acres Coins are proud to offer rare and limited silver jewellery collections, including silver coin rings. These rings will be at home in a collection or on your finger, and they make an excellent talking point at parties. Browse our online selection today.