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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.
About the Collection
Founded on the principles of fashion, fun and faith, Holy Bauble’s vintage-inspired designs are influenced by secular symbols and imagery from around the world. A sterling silver collection designed by Tara Flanigan, each one-of-a-kind design features old world craftsmanship with updated twists of beautiful enamel colors, gold plating, and keen attention to detail.
A true reflection of its creator, this sophisticated collection blends fashion with faith and exudes optimism and brings hope and inspiration to all who wear it. Experience trendy, inspirational designs from around the world with Holy Bauble.
About the Guest
A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Tara Flanigan has been heavily influenced throughout her career by vintage and antique religious medals from different faiths around the globe.
Inspired by travel, art, prayer and meditation, Tara draws her inspiration religious traditions, while updating them with a fashion twist. Holy Bauble is a true reflection of Tara’s sense of fashion and purpose in life.