With its antiqued silver and jagged design evoking the butterfly’s veins, the Natasha butterfly bead will be an elegant and original bead, ideal for occasions.
For consistently gorgeous butterfly jewelry, learn more about the silver in our collection! Our jewelry is composed of 925 Sterling Silver, an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Silver is ductile by nature and is thus made more consistent by this combination! Retaining all its character while giving it a better wearable consistency, it’s no wonder sterling silver is the most popular silver alloy among silver fans! In addition to its much-appreciated shine, silver has many other benefits: it is one of the most hypoallergenic metals. But it does not stop there, it is used for medical purposes for its bactericidal virtues. Unlike copper and iron, which tend to give off an unpleasant odor when in contact with the epidermis, silver also has the specificity of being odorless.
On the other hand, silver is naturally sensitive to oxygen, but you can keep your cool! The black marks produced bythis natural reaction of silver are easily removed! To maintain a silver butterfly jewelry, you can simply brush it gently with a toothbrush and lemon juice! Another little secret from grandma:soak it in a bowl of beer for 10 hours.A simple rinse to and dry with a soft cloth will finish the job!
As such, to prevent the oxidative tendency of this gorgeous metal, some of our jewelry is coated with a layer of rhodium or platinum. These elements, rarer than gold, allow to protect the silver while imitating its brightness. But here again, some people prefer pure 925 silver jewelry because they prefer the subtle shine of silver. Indeed, oxidized silver jewelry is an aesthetic in its own right! When a tad oxidized, silver is far from being devoid of charm!
In retro mode or in ultra shiny mode, to each his own!