When choosing jewelry, it is important to understand what you're buying.
While stainless steel and sterling silver jewelry can look similar, they are vastly different metals that each have their strengths and weaknesses. Do you know which you prefer and why?
If not, don't fret! This guide will dive into what stainless steel and sterling silver are, their pros and cons, and which one is better.
Stainless steel is an iron and chromium alloy that is often used in jewelry. While some grades have additional metals, which can cause irritation, the stainless steel we use in our jewelry is hypoallergenic.
We love stainless steel for a number of reasons, including its:
While stainless steel is widely used in the jewelry industry, there are a few downsides to using it. No metal is perfect!
The negatives include:
Sterling silver, like its friends gold and platinum, is a precious metal.
Often stamped with a 925 to signify its composition, sterling silver is composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper alloy. In comparison to pure silver, which is too soft to be used in jewelry, sterling silver is loved for its beauty and versatility.
Sterling silver is another one of our favourite metals to work with and for good reason.
The positive qualities of sterling silver include:
While sterling silver is widely loved, there are a few downsides including:
Well, that depends. Neither stainless steel or sterling silver is inherently better. It all comes down to your personal preferences, the amount of maintenance you're willing to invest, your budget, and the style of jewelry you like. There is no wrong answer!
Luckily for you, you are already in the right place! We use stainless steel and sterling silver in many of our statement necklaces, bracelets and earrings. In some case, we use both in one piece, like the Carol, Alexandra, Kim (pictured below) and Lily Necklaces.
If you are looking to have a custom piece of statement jewelry created, please email us at email@example.com to book a consultation.
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How often have you heard "she looks good for her age" or had someone assume something about you because of your age? We're all guilty of it. Society perpetuates the idea that once we cross the birthday threshold into our 50s or... *gasp*...our 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, that there are limitations based on a number.
We always say that age is "just" a number. But, that's not totally true, is it?
If you've been reading our articles, like "How to Act Your Age Over 50" or "How to Dress Your Age Over 50", we tell you to forget the number all together. The chronological number that society says defines us? Yes, that one. Forget it. Look past it.
We're going to have a little chat about our age, which, believe it or not, is actually so much more than just a number.
Which brings us to the point of this article...