Discover the Valentina butterfly bead. A cute bead design with distressed silver to make it pop!
Refined range of butterfly jewelry, we have gathered for you some practical information about this precious metal that is silver! Our jewelry is made of 925 Sterling silver, an alloy born from the combination of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or zinc. Soft metal in its pure state, the silver will enjoy a better hardness once associated! Retaining all of its brilliance while giving it a better consistency to be worked and worn, no wonder sterling silver is the most popular silver alloy among silver fans! In addition to its superb brilliance, silver may surprise you with its unsuspected qualities: it is an element that is perfectly tolerated by our body. It is also used for medical purposes for its bactericidal qualities. Unlike copper or iron, which can emit an unpleasant odor when in contact with the skin, silver also has the particularity of not having an odor.
On the other hand, silver is naturally sensitive to oxidation, but not to die from it! The black deposits produced bythis natural reaction of silver are harmless! Here are some grandmotherly tips for maintaining your silver butterfly jewelry: you can simply scrub it thoroughly with a damp toothbrush sprinkled with baking soda! You can also leave it to soak overnight in a glass of beer!Then just rinse it with clean water and rub it with a soft cloth.
As such, in order to perfect the oxidation of this subtle metal, some of our jewelry has undergone a surface finish by electroplating. Most generally with Rhodium or Platinum. These metals are rarer than gold and prevent oxidation while enhancing its brilliance. But here again, some people prefer jewelry without plating because they find the shine of platinum and rhodium too white. Indeed, some people will choose slightly oxidized jewelry. When a tad aged, silver is far from being devoid of charm!
Aged silver or sparkling silver, beauty exists in the eyes of the beholder!