Money

It has great popularity for the manufacture of jewelry. It is very light gray in color, often inducing an idea of ​​shine. It is thus very appreciated for its very special brilliance.

Silver: a precious metal

Money also symbolizes power and prosperity. It is considered by alchemists as the "metal of the moon".

Regarding oxidation, you should know that a silver jewelry oxidizes when it is in contact with humidity, perfumes or when it is not worn. Oxidation is a natural phenomenon, it only takes place on the surface of the jewel and it does not alter its quality. Pure silver, also called fine silver is more soft than gold and platinum. Thus, just like gold, it is combined with other metals such as copper so that it becomes more solid. As with platinum, the degrees of purity of money are indicated in shares of 1000 (maximum). The most common in jewelry being 925 money, also called the sterling money. It consists of 92, 5 % pure money and 7.5 % copper. Another type of money is also known: 958 or Britannia silver, made up of 95.8 % pure money.

To find out if your jewelry is in 925 silver, you should find as "state punch" a punch representing a head of Minerva (Greek goddess).

Maintenance of a silver jewelry

Silver is a metal that tends to tarnish over time and quickly lose its radiance. Silver jewelry naturally oxidizes with air and humidity. The first tip is to wear them as often as possible. Indeed, when it is not worn, money too long exposed to air and light is blackening quickly. Keep your silver jewelry in a closed air bag away from air and avoid exposing them to chemicals. To protect your silver jewelry, you can apply a layer of transparent varnish. To clean your jewelry at home, you can put a little toothpaste on a brush and gently rub your jewelry with. Leave on for a few moments then rinse with clear water. On the other hand, it is not recommended to clean your silver jewelry with a liquid cleaner.

The best to maintain your money jewelry is to go to a jewelry specialist. The Tournaire Maison offers you maintenance and cleaning all your jewelry. For more information, contact our customer service.

If you want to know more about precious metals, find our guides on gold and platinum.

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