Spotlight On Silver

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Humans have long been captivated by shiny, sparkling silver: as jewellery, coinage, high status homewares and status symbols ... and much more besides. Silver is often used to celebrate milestones, achievements, celebrations and ceremonies, as well as coveted for its beautiful ornamental value.

Sterling silver jewellery is a popular choice among fashion-conscious individuals. It is affordable, versatile, and has a timeless appeal. However, like all precious metals, it requires proper care to maintain its shine and beauty.

In this blog, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get about 925 sterling silver jewellery.

For quick reference on the go, check the useful care card which comes with your product and gives a brief visual overview of caring for your GeMMs & Co.

Q: What is 925 sterling silver?

A: Sterling silver is an alloy composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. The reason for adding other metals is to make the silver stronger and more durable. The hallmark '925' is used to indicate that the jewellery is made of 92.5% silver. Be assured you'll find this hallmark on every GeMMs & co product as an indicator of authenticity and quality.

Q: What is the difference between sterling silver and silver-plated jewellery?

A: Sterling silver is made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, while silver-plated jewellery is made of a base metal that is coated with a thin layer of silver. Sterling silver is more durable and valuable than silver-plated jewellery, which can wear off over time. This is why your GeMMs & Co. piece is such a valuable and sustainable investment.

Q: How do I prevent tarnishing of my sterling silver jewellery?

A: Unfortunately, tarnishing is a natural process that occurs over time as the silver reacts with sulphur in the air. However, you can slow down the tarnishing process by storing your jewellery properly and avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals and perfumes. Also, try to wear your jewellery frequently as the oils in your skin can help keep it from tarnishing. But don't worry, as silver is super easy to clean. Which follows onto...

Q: How do I clean my sterling silver jewellery?

A: Sterling silver jewellery can be cleaned with a soft cloth and mild soap and water. We recommend you use the GeMMs & Co cleaning cloth provided to keep your silver sparkling. For tough stains or tarnish, you can use a silver polishing cloth or a silver cleaning solution. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or brushes as they can scratch the silver. 

Q: How do I store my sterling silver jewellery?

A: Store your sterling silver jewellery in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. Your GeMMs & Co. pouch is perfect for this, or alternatively you can keep it in a jewellery box or a soft cloth bag of your choice to protect it from scratches and tarnish. Avoid storing your jewellery in a humid environment, such as a bathroom. 

Q: Can I wear sterling silver jewellery in the shower or while swimming?

A: Although our jewellery is durable and waterproof, it is generally not recommended to wear sterling silver jewellery in the shower or while swimming as the water and chemicals can cause tarnishing and corrosion. It is therefore best to remove your jewellery before coming into contact with water.


Q: Can I wear sterling silver jewellery if I have sensitive skin?

A: Sterling silver is hypoallergenic, which means it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction compared to other metals. However, some people may still be sensitive to the copper in the alloy. If you have sensitive skin, try wearing sterling silver jewellery for short periods to see if you have any reactions.

 Q: What is the significance of the term "fine jewellery" in the world of exquisite jewellery, especially in the context of GeMMs & Co.?

A: In the world of exquisite jewellery, "fine jewellery," as exemplified by GeMMs & Co., holds special significance. It encompasses pieces crafted from precious metals like gold, silver, or platinum and features genuine gemstones, such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds, setting them apart with their enduring beauty and lasting quality.

Q: Why is GeMMs & Co.'s fine silver jewellery considered an excellent choice for those seeking elegance and durability?

A: GeMMs & Co.'s fine silver jewellery is considered an excellent choice for those seeking both elegance and durability. It embodies timeless elegance, affordability, and enduring allure. Silver, particularly sterling silver, is a durable metal that is resistant to rust and deterioration, and GeMMs & Co. ensures that their silver jewellery can retain its luster for generations, making it a practical yet elegant choice.

Q: What role does the metal used in creating GeMMs & Co.'s fine jewellery play in ensuring quality and longevity?

A: The choice of metal used in creating GeMMs & Co.'s fine jewellery is of paramount importance. Traditional metals like gold, platinum, and sterling silver offer longevity and can be resized for a perfect fit. GeMMs & Co. prioritizes quality and longevity in their craftsmanship, ensuring that their jewellery made from these metals stands the test of time.

Q: Why is sterling silver from GeMMs & Co. a popular choice for fine silver jewellery?

A: Sterling silver from GeMMs & Co. is a popular choice for fine silver jewellery due to its composition, which consists of 92.5% pure silver alloyed with 7.5% copper for added strength and durability. It retains the classic silver hue and resists rust and deterioration, ensuring that GeMMs & Co.'s sterling silver jewellery maintains its lustre for generations with proper care.

Q: How does silver's durability, as exemplified by GeMMs & Co.'s fine silver jewellery, compare to that of gold in the context of fine jewellery?

A: In the context of fine jewellery, such as GeMMs & Co.'s creations, silver is considered more durable than gold. GeMMs & Co. emphasizes silver's hardness and resilience, making it less susceptible to damage compared to gold. Both gold and silver offered by GeMMs & Co. boast remarkable corrosion resistance, but silver's durability often makes it a preferred choice for long-lasting jewellery in their collection.

Q: How does GeMMs & Co. showcase the enduring allure of silver in the world of jewellery?

A: GeMMs & Co. showcases the enduring allure of silver in the world of jewellery through their collection, where silver's captivating lustre is a visual delight. GeMMs & Co. highlights silver's popularity due to its abundance and affordability, making it a sought-after choice for various adornments.

Q: What is the main message conveyed in the conclusion regarding GeMMs & Co.'s fine silver jewellery?

A: The main message conveyed in the conclusion is that GeMMs & Co.'s fine silver jewellery, with its timeless elegance, durability, and affordability, is a top choice for those seeking jewellery that can with stand the test of time. It is described as an investment in both style and lasting beauty, making GeMMs & Co.'s jewellery a statement that will be cherished for generations to come.

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