Inspired by the gorgeous South American Morpho butterfly, this hand-painted butterfly pendant will add a unique touch of nature and elegance to your necklace.
To get the most out of our butterfly jewelry, learn more about the silver in our collection! Our line is made of 925 Sterling Silver, an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Silver is a soft metal in its pure state and is therefore easier to work with! Retaining all of its character while providing a more wearable consistency, it’s no wonder sterling silver is the most popular silver alloy among silver fans! In addition to its prized shine, silver has a number of other virtues: it is a hypoallergenic metal. Surprisingly, it is used in medicine for its anti-microbial properties. Unlike copper or iron, which can emit an unpleasant odor when in contact with the epidermis, silver also has the specificity of not having an odor.
On the other hand, silver is naturally sensitive to oxidation, but this is far from sounding the end of your jewelry! Thedark spots produced bythis natural reaction of silver are very easily removed! To keep your silver butterfly jewelry looking great, simply brush it gently with a lemon-soaked toothbrush! Another technique: soak it in a bowl of beer for 10 hours. To finish, run it under water and dry it with a cloth.
As such, in order 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 very precious elements prevent oxidation while enhancing its brilliance. Nevertheless, some people prefer jewelry without plating because they find the shine of platinum and rhodium too white. In fact, oxidized silver jewelry is a fashion statement in its own right! When a tad oxidized, silver can be quite charming with its vintage look!
Aged style or shimmery style, it’s a matter of taste!