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According to Wikipedia, Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
Fine silver, for example is 99.9% pure silver, and is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and metals other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing.
With the price of gold at an all time high, it makes sense to choose sterling silver jewelry to compliment your style. Our silver jewelry is affordable, well made and durable. We take pride in the jewelry we offer.
Why Rhodium Plated?
Rhodium is a rare, silver-white hard metal in the platinum family on the periodic table. It’s highly reflective and holds the distinction of being one of the most expensive precious metals in the world. As an inert or noble metal — meaning it’s resistant to corrosion and oxidation in moist air — rhodium also increases the durability of any jewelry it plates. Rhodium plating is often added onto white gold or silver jewelry — and engagement and wedding bands in particular — to increase shine, luster and durability. Rhodium plating will also make the metal more scratch resistant and, when used on silver jewelry, less prone to tarnishing. While rhodium plating can vastly increase the shine and durability of your jewelry, it’s still just that: plating. This means it will wear off over time (how long depends on how much wear and tear the jewelry takes) and you will need to have the piece re-plated periodically. Typically, rhodium plating needs to be reapplied every couple years, though it depends. Some people’s body chemistry is such that the plating wears more quickly than that. So keep an eye out for wear. -- Jewelry Wise, Expert Source for Jewelry Advice