Discover our adorable Tinkerbell Silver Butterfly Pendant! “I’m not young enough to know everything” J. M Barrie
Did you know? Our jewelry is made of 925 Sterling Silver, an alloy composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or zinc. Silver is a soft metal in its pure state and is therefore easier to work with! Keeping its typical reflections while bringing a better consistency to be worked, no wonder sterling silver is the most common silver alloy in jewelry! In addition to its intense brilliance, silver has many qualities: it is safe for the skin. It is also used in medicine for its purifying properties. Unlike copper or iron, which can produce a metallic smell when in contact with the epidermis, silver also has the particularity of being odorless.
However, in the long run, silver ends up oxidizing when in contact with oxygen, but no worries! The black marks associated with this natural reaction of silver are very easy to remove! To maintain a silver butterfly jewelry, simply scrub it gently with a damp toothbrush sprinkled with baking soda! Another little secret from grandma: soak it in white vinegar for an afternoon. A simple rinse to and dry with a soft cloth will finish the job!
By the way, to prevent silver’s oxidative tendency, some of our jewelry has been plated with rhodium or platinum. These very precious elements help protect the silver while enhancing its brilliance. Nevertheless, some people prefer pure 925 silver jewelry because they find the shine of platinum and rhodium too intense. Indeed, some people will turn to lightly oxidized jewelry. When subtly oxidized, silver can be quite charming with its elegant edge!
Retro style or shimmery style, tastes and colors are not up for debate!