Made of aged silver and delicately hand-finished, our vintage butterfly necklace pendant will bring a unique touch of poetry and retro charm to your outfit.
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 consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or zinc. A ductile metal in its pure state, silver is thus made stronger with this combination! Retaining all its panache while providing a better consistency that can be worked, no wonder 925 silver is the most popular silver alloy among jewelers! In addition to its much appreciated shine, silver reveals multiple virtues: it is a hypoallergenic element. Surprisingly, it is used in medicine for its purifying qualities. Unlike copper and iron which can give off an unpleasant odor when in contact with the epidermis, silver also has the specificity of not having an odor.
However, over the long term, silver ends up bleaching and then darkening naturally, but not dying to do so! The dark spots generated by oxidation are very easy to remove! To keep your silver butterfly jewelry looking like new, simply scrub it gently with a toothbrush and a little toothpaste! You can also soak it overnight in a bowl of beer! To finish, run it under water and dry it with a cloth.
As such, in an effort toprevent oxidation of this subtle metal, some of our jewelry has undergone surface finishing by electroplating. Most generally with Rhodium or Platinum. These elements, sometimes more expensive than gold, allow to protect the silver while imitating its shine. But here again, some people will prefer pure 925 silver jewelry because they find the shine of platinum and rhodium too intense. Indeed, some people will choose slightly oxidized jewelry. When slightly darkened, silver is far from being devoid of personality!
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