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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Silver Jewelry: A classic & beautiful gift for all

It’s always said

GOLD is must...

DIAMONDS are girl's best friend....

PLATINUM is what you deserve”.

But considering cost and variety, SILVER attracts most style conscious people.

Women always want to posses something special & these unique pieces of jewelry will be one of those things.Silver is known for its solitary white shine which cannot be matched by any other precious metal.Silver is one of coolest forms of jewelry that makes a person feel relaxed after wearing it.

People have been using silver since ancient times and it has long been valued as a precious metal. Those days women adorned jewelrythat were made from natural materials, such as bones, animal teeth, wood, and carved stone. From 1840 to 1940 in United States and Europe, it became fashion and there was marked increase in number of silver companies that emerged during that period.

Silver ornaments are produced with combination of silver and other alloys. It requires copper, to harden and retain its shape; combination proportions in standard products are generally 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper.

Silver has that fashion, style, grace and pizzazz what many women are looking for. Each of the matchless designs makes a fashion statement. A simple silver pendant, hanging on a plain matching necklace can make a fashion statement. A right choice of chain will make you look like a million buck. Just make sure it is made of real metal such as silver. A combination of real and simulated gemstones gives the jewelry cool white sheen look. Silver pendants are usually an intricate piece of jewelry that adds style and flair to your personality.

But silver gets oxidized very fast and losses its gleam when not properly cleaned and maintained.

Care and Cleaning for your Silver jewelry

1. For cleaning purpose it requires, a simple polishing cloth that is impregnated with special jewelry cleaner.

2. If it losses shine, simply boil it in a solution of sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate in a glass dish lined with aluminium foil.

3. Always employ make-up, perfumes, oils or colognes before you put on your jewelry.

4. Avoid using your silverware in conditions that can cause tarnishing, like swimming and applying hair spray.

5. Try storing your jewelry in a box, preferable covered with soft cloth or even cotton.

Follow these simple tips and your jewelrywill shine forever, and might generate some jealous looks from your peers too.