Discover the Leana butterfly bead. A bead with a vintage yet cute design.
Focus on our silver butterfly jewelry line! Our jewelry is made of 925 Sterling Silver, an alloy composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or zinc. Silver is a ductile metal in its raw state and is thus made more solid with this association! Retaining all of its brilliance while providing a better workable consistency, it’s no wonder 925 silver is the most popular silver alloy among jewelers! In addition to its superb brilliance, silver has many qualities: it is one of the safest metals for the skin. Surprisingly, it is used for medical purposes for its anti-microbial qualities. Unlike copper or iron which can give off a strong odor when in contact with the skin, silver also has the particularity of not having an odor.
On the other hand, in the long run, silver tends to blacken when in contact with air, but that’s nothing!!! The black spotsrelated to oxidation can be removed very easily! To maintain a silver butterfly jewelry, you can simply clean it lightly with a damp toothbrush sprinkled with baking soda! You can also leave it to soak for 10 hours in a bowl of beer!Then simply rinse it with clean water and rub it with a soft cloth.
So, in order to prevent the oxidative tendency of silver, some of our jewelry has undergone a surface finish by electroplating. Most commonly with Rhodium or Platinum. These elements, rarer than gold, allow to protect the silver while enhancing its shine. But here again, some people will prefer jewelry without plating because they prefer the particular brilliance of silver. Indeed, oxidized silver jewelry is an aesthetic in its own right! When a tad aged, silver is far from being devoid of charm!