What is Silver?
Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and is sometimes referred to as pure silver. Sterling silver will tarnish over time but with care and regular cleaning can be restored to its good as new sparkling condition. The remaining 7.5% is usually copper but can be other metal and is used to give this precious metal strength and durability.
Generally, the higher the silver content the brighter or whiter the metal but beware of antiquing effects that can make a piece of sterling silver jewellery or decorative silverware look dark. Silver which is 99.9% silver is too soft to be practical for most day to day uses. Do not use tissue or anything other than a jewellery cleaning cloth to polish your jewellery as unseen tiny hard fibers will scratch the surface.
A gemstone is a stone that is beautiful
A gemstone is a stone that is beautiful, rare, and durable resistant to abrasion. Today, finer gemstone specimens are available to the average person than at any time in history.
Nowadays such a distinction is no longer made by the trade. Rare or unusual gemstones, generally meant to include those gemstones which occur so infrequently in gem quality that they are scarcely known except to connoisseurs, include andalusite, cassiterite and bixbite. Some minerals can be very beautiful, but they may be too soft and will scratch easily (such as the mineral fluorite). Fluorite is extremely colorful and pretty but has a hardness of only 4 on the hardness scale and has four perfect cleavage directions, which makes it only an oddity as a cut gem.
Handmade wedding rings
To engrave each other's initials on the outside or inside of the rings the brides and grooms can also get handmade wedding rings. Handmade rings are very expensive because they are designed as per the desires of an individual. A handmade ring gives a personal touch and becomes a unique, memorable and valuable possession for them.
Not all wedding rings were plain gold during the 19 th century. According to the style of handmade rings the wedding gowns of the bride can also be designed. And this gives the whole wedding affair a thematic touch. When you place an order for the handmade wedding rings you have to consider that once these handmade wedding rings are made it is not possible to give back or even exchange them because they are a personal item. Typically antique wedding rings from the 19 th century and the 20 th century were plain gold bands.