With its yellow gold butterfly surrounded by small colorful zircon flowers, the lemon butterfly earrings will elegantly evoke the joy and renewal of spring.
Would you like to know more about our butterfly jewelry, so you can wear it better? Our jewelry is composed of 925 Sterling Silver, an alloy consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or zinc. A ductile metal in its pure state, silver is thus made more consistent by this combination! Retaining all of its personality while giving it a better wearable consistency, it’s no wonder sterling silver is the most popular silver alloy in jewelry! In addition to its prized shine, silver has several other qualities: it is one of the safest metals for the skin. But it does not stop there, it is used for medical purposes for its bactericidal qualities. Unlike copper and iron which can produce a metallic smell when in contact with the epidermis, silver also has the particularity of being odorless.
However, silver is naturally sensitive to oxidation, but not die to do so! Thedark spotsresulting from this natural phenomenon can be removed without a problem! Here are some grandma’s secrets to maintain your silver butterfly jewelry: you can simply clean it lightly with a damp toothbrush sprinkled with baking soda! Another little secret from grandma: soak it in white vinegar for 120 minutes. A little rinsing and drying with a soft cloth will finish the job!
So, in order to perfect the darkening phenomenonof silver, some of our jewelry has undergone a surface finish by electroplating. Most generally with Rhodium or Platinum. These elements sometimes more expensive than gold allow to prevent oxidation while being very close to its shine. But here again, some people will prefer jewelry without plating because they prefer the particular shine of silver. Indeed, some people will choose slightly oxidized jewelry. When slightly darkened, silver is far from being devoid of charm!
Oxidized style or ultra shiny style, it’s a matter of taste!