Sterling silver is a combination of 92.5% fine (pure) silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Natural mined silver, called fine silver, is too soft for producing jewelry and must be combined with another strong metal. Sterling silver jewelry is traditionally stamped 925.
Sterling silver jewelry is often plated with rhodium to keep the jewelry shiny and offer tarnish resistance. Other platings include yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, and black rhodium, which gives a shiny gunmetal finish.Read more
Oxidized sterling silver is created through a process of controlled oxidation, where the silver is exposed to the environmental factors that cause natural tarnish. The slight tarnish is then polished to leave darkened areas in the detailing, most notably to enhance design elements of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. The result is a lovely vintage look.
Oxidized silver requires less maintenance than high polish sterling, and further tarnish simply makes the silver more beautiful.Read more
Polish silver frequently with a jewelry polishing cloth for best results. Note that use of tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of fibers. For oxidized silver jewelry, you will only want to polish with a jewelry cloth to maintain the natural patina of the silver.Read more
I hope anyone thinking of buying these earrings will read ALL reviews before buying them. Yes, they are beautiful and lightweight...BUT...as so many have said (and I ignored their warnings!)...the fastenings are flimsy, they can and will come undone and you may not even know it! I got my earrings 2 days ago, they looked really nice, I was very pleased. The first night while showering, I looked down and saw one of them on the tile of the shower floor! Never felt it come out. Long story short, It came out again, thought I had lost it for good, but finally found it. I've sent them back.
My husband surprised me with these earring in rose gold; for an elegant, sophisticated gift for a loved one look no further. I'm very choosy about jewelry & these elegant earrings are something special.
BEAUTIFUL DESIGN - TERRIBLE ENGINEERING IN THE CLASP ! THE TWO PRONGS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HOLD THE "BAR" IN PLACE - DON'T ! THEY ARE TOO "MALLEABLE" (WEAK, BENDABLE) . THE 2ND TIME YOU PUT THEM ON, AND EVERY TIME THEREAFTER, YOU FIRST HAVE TO USE A PAIR OF PLIERS TO PRESS THE PRONGS BACK TOGETHER. OR...THEY COME LOOSE ALTOGETHER BECAUSE THE PRONGS HAVE SPREAD THEMSELVES TOO FAR APART. WAAAAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE!!! SUCH A LOVELY DESIGN, RUINED WITH LAZY, POOR ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN THE CLASP.
I really like them! Very comfortable and pretty. A little smaller than I was expecting, but they are still fine. One will fit on a QUARTER with a tiny bit of space around it. That way others will know the size better.
These are very, very pretty earrings! I am delighted with them.
Happy happy with the product and delivery which was almost immediate. The picture doesn't do the earrings justice, they do not look plated, very impressive and I've received many compliments. The size is perfect, not too small or oddly large about 3/4" across. The box they came in was beautiful as well, nice presentation. Looking forward to purchasing from these people in the near future.
Very beautiful. Not cheap looking at all. They don't irritate my ears as some metals do. Make sure your pinch the clasp a bit to make sure it doesn't come off when wearing. Size is as pictured. Isn't stamped with an indication like a lot of jewelry is.
I bought these as a gift for someone for Christmas. I ended up buying other jewelry for her instead.
Hermosos, el diseño es muy bonito y están bien hechos, parecen de oro
Eran de plata 925 ley y se despintaron y les salió hongos