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This product comes in a drawstring presentation pouch that has "Margo Manhattan" in silver-tone on the front.
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.
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.
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
About the Collection
Be edgy, bold and beautiful with Margo Manhattan — a sterling silver jewelry collection that fuses elegant looks with chic, rock 'n' roll inspirations. Created by Margo Manhattan, celebrity jewelry designer to Hollywood's biggest stars, owner of the Margo Manhattan boutique, philanthropist and New York City "ballet royalty," the collection showcases an exceptional level of craftsmanship and quality. Made with precious sterling silver, the collection turns up your style with fashionable and feminine symbols, including hearts, lips, fleur-de-lis and more. In addition, many pieces are also accented with semi-precious gemstones.
Embrace your inner rock star with sophisticated jewelry designs from Margo Manhattan.
About the Guest
The daughter of New York City Ballet prima ballerina Karin Von Aroldingen and virtual goddaughter of legendary ballet master George Balanchine, Margo Manhattan's vision of love, drama and extravagance was heavily influenced by her growing up in the world of dance and theater. As owner of the famed Margo Manhattan boutique in New York City, a shop catering to luxury clientele, she is considered a premiere jewelry designer to the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.