Check out our beautiful Tinkerbell Silver Butterfly Earrings! “The secret of happiness is not to do what you love, but to love what you do.” J.M Barrie
Would you like to know more about our butterfly jewelry? Our jewelry is composed of 925 Sterling Silver, an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or zinc. Soft metal in its pure state, silver is thus made more consistent with this association! Retaining all its panache while providing a better consistency that can be worked, no wonder sterling silver is the most popular silver alloy among jewelers! In addition to its natural beauty, silver has many virtues: it is one of the hypoallergenic metals. Even better, it is used in medicine for its anti-microbial properties. Unlike copper and iron, which can emit an unpleasant odor upon contact with the skin, silver also has the property of being odorless.
On the other hand, over the long term, silver tends to whiten and then darken upon contact with the air, but not die to do so! The dark stains due to oxidation can be removed without any problem! Here are some simple tips to maintain your silver butterfly jewelry: you can simply brush it carefully with a toothbrush and a little toothpaste! Another little secret from grandma: soak it in white vinegar for a morning. A little rinsing and drying with a soft cloth will finish the job!
Besides, to perfect the oxidation of the silver, some of our jewelry has undergone a surface finish by electroplating. Most generally with Rhodium or Platinum. These metals are rarer than gold and allow to protect the silver while being very close to its brilliance. Nevertheless, some people prefer jewelry without plating because they find the shine of platinum and rhodium too white. Indeed, some people will turn to slightly oxidized jewelry. When a tad darkened, silver can be quite charming with its antique feel!
Oxidized silver or brand new silver, tastes and colors are not up for debate!