Sterling Silver 18" Popcorn Magnetic Clasp Chain

Wear as a simple statement of elegance or dress up with your favorite charms. Crafted in polished sterling silver, this popcorn style chain offers a magnetic clasp with one twist-off end.

The necklace measures 18"L x 1/8"W and secures with a magnetic clasp. Includes a jewelry pouch with zip and snap closure.

Please Note: Chain has a twist-off design on one end of the clasp.

Complete the look with the matching bracelet 127-045 and additional charms 127-071, 127-047, 127-048, 127-168.

Care Instructions: Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight, harsh chemicals, hair products, perfumes and cosmetics.

Part of the Far East Market™ Collection. Made in Italy.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, also called fine silver, is a beautifully lustrous cool-toned precious metal favored in fine jewelry among other products. The most reflective of all metals (excluding mercury), sterling silver looks stunning by itself and brings out the best hues in an array of colorful gemstones.

Sterling silver can be polished to a higher sheen than platinum. In fact, Ag, the chemical symbol for silver, comes from a word that means “white and shining.” The surface of silver can boast that shiny, polished appearance, or can be brushed, satin, matte, sandblasted, antiqued or oxidized (chemically blackened).

In order to be called sterling silver, a metal must be made up of a minimum of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy (meaning other metals), including but not limited to copper and nickel. The alloy is added to pure silver to make the metal more durable, tougher and harder. Sterling silver is designated a fineness of “925.” Pieces with sterling silver may be marked “sterling.”

Finishes on Sterling Silver
Finishing, or plating, is a common treatment with sterling silver. Popular types of plating are rhodium plating, gold plating and anti-tarnish plating. Plating is used to extend the life and sheen of the jewelry. After sizing or buffing a piece of jewelry with a machine, it must be re-plated to restore the finish.

  • Rhodium Plating: Rhodium plating is a complex and laborious process that enhances the luster and beauty and extends the life of silver. A member of the platinum metal group, rhodium is often used as a finishing touch on silver jewelry. It's a shiny silvery metal with a very white and reflective appearance, much like mercury. It's also very hard, so it withstands much wear and tear, resists natural tarnishing and wonderfully mimics the brilliant finish of freshly polished silver.

    Caring for Sterling Silver
    Sterling silver becomes tarnished as the result of a natural chemical process that occurs when sterling silver is exposed to chemicals in the air, rubber, wool and latex. Humidity also plays a role in accelerating tarnishing. It's easy to keep your sterling silver sparkling, though, by taking a few steps to prevent tarnish and other wear and tear.

  • Avoid exposing sterling silver to direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, including chlorine, ammonia, hair products, perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration and strong jewelry cleaning solutions.
  • Periodically wash sterling silver with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth before storing because moisture can cause tarnish.
  • Lightly polish sterling silver frequently with a soft silver-polishing cloth, avoiding abrasive cloths completely.
  • Tarnish is easy to remove when it first forms as a yellowish tint, but becomes more difficult to remove when it becomes brown and black. Remove tarnish with a silver polish cream, avoiding immersing pieces with gemstones in tarnish-removal solutions.
  • Minimize scratches on sterling silver by storing it in its own compartment in your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch. Sterling silver may also be stored in sealed polyethylene bags.

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    Measure the width of the door where you plan to display your dried floral wreath. Note, most exterior doors are 36” wide. A 22” diameter wreath is often recommended for this door size. For double doors or smaller interior doors, 16” or 18” diameter wreaths may be appropriate as well. If you will be displaying your wreath on an exterior door that also includes a screen or storm door, please be sure to measure the space between doors as well to accommodate the depth of your wreath.

  • How should I hang my dried floral wreath?
    Your dried floral wreath arrives with a convenient loop for easy hanging. For door placements, you may also choose to use a wreath hanger to display your wreath.

  • How can I better preserve my dried floral wreath?
    To better preserve appearance, display your dried floral wreath indoors or outdoors in a sheltered area, avoiding direct sunlight and extreme weather conditions. For additional preservation, you may lightly spritz your dried floral wreath with a UV protected hairspray product.

  • How should I clean my dried floral wreath?
    To clean your dried floral wreath, lightly dust with a feather duster or soft paint brush.

  • How should I store my dried floral wreath?
    When not on display, it is recommended that you store your dried floral wreath in the sturdy cardboard shipper it arrived in. You may also lightly wrap your wreath in tissue paper or carefully place sheets of tissue paper on top of or around your wreath for additional protection while stored in its shipping carton. Store your wreath in a dry area away from heat sources and humidity.

  • How long should my dried floral wreath last?
    A well cared for dried floral wreath can last for several seasons or years. The longevity of your wreath will depend on its care and placement. We recommended that you display your wreath indoors or outdoors in a sheltered area away from direct sunlight and extreme weather conditions for optimal longevity.