Silver Jewelry Perfect For Holidays
The recent, Oprah magazine (November 1012) issue had a great article about silver jewelry. Silver jewelry is less costly than gold but just as beautiful and a perfect choice for the Holidays. Silver jewelry can also be just as luxurious as gold thanks to new innovative designs. A great example of silver jewelry luxury piece, is a interlocking bamboo bracelet by John Hardy sold at Neiman Marcus.
I love designing jewelry with silver. It’s a fabulous metal to work with and it pairs beautifully with various gemstones. I also love to use Argentium sterling silver because it’s brighter than traditional sterling silver. These open teardrop earrings are great for every day use while doubling as the perfect earrings for Holiday events.
Care of Silver Jewelry
Avoid wearing jewelry while in pools and showers or when using cosmetics. Use a polishing cloth or jewelry cleaner to keep your sterling silver jewelry bright and free from tarnish. All silver jewelry tarnishes eventually when exposed to air. Some manufactures add a special non-tarnish layer to their silver jewelry which helps to keep the jewelry from tarnishing as quickly. Once the layer wears off, the jewelry will tarnish. Store silver jewelry in air tight, non-tarnish jewelry boxes or pouches to extend the wear between cleanings. Be sure to read the instructions of different jewelry cleaners before using and also note that some cleaners might not be safe for gemstones that can be porous and get damaged easily.