August 10, 2021

Here at DEMI+CO, we like to think of ourselves as experts when it comes to silver and gold hoops. We do often receive questions from our customers about our gold and silver hoops, ranging from how to care for them, to whether they are suitable for sensitive ears. We have put together this blog post, to answer all of your questions about sterling silver hoop earrings specifically, so you can think of it as our ‘ask me anything: silver edition’!

We have put together some of your most asked questions to give you the answers you may be searching for. Get comfy and scroll through to read all about caring for your silver ball hoop earrings, getting the most out of them without them tarnishing and whether silver sleeper hoops are the right earring for you.

Can sterling silver hoop earrings be worn every day?

Yes, they absolutely can! Sterling silver is hardwearing and robust, which makes it a great option to wear every single day. Pure silver is softer, so can often bend out of shape, whereas sterling silver has the potential to last a lifetime. Sterling silver is harder than pure silver as it is a mix of metals, which results in a strong, hardwearing metal. However, if you are wearing it every day, on average sterling silver jewellery lasts up to 30 years if cared for properly.

When wearing sterling silver earringsevery day, ensure you keep them dry and clean. In between wears, it is also best if you store your earrings carefully to keep them looking perfect for many years to come.


Silver Small Round Twist Hoop Earrings

These gorgeous and unusual silver hoop earrings will be your new favourite go-to piece when styling your casual looks. These silver twist hoop earringsadd some quirky texture to your outfit and the stylish design and shine finishes off your look perfectly.

 sterling silver hoop earrings


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Are sterling silver hoop earrings good for sensitive ears?

Just like gold jewellery, sterling silver is a safe metal to have your earrings made from. Sterling silver is usually a safe bet if you have sensitive ears and allergic reactions to sterling silver are very rare.


Silver Round Tube Hoop Earrings

These stunningly simple silver circle earrings are a must have basic in your jewellery collection. Silver sleepers are a necessity for any jewellery lover, and are an effortless accessory to finish off casual or more dressy looks.

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Can I shower when wearing sterling silver?

Although showering while wearing sterling silver jewelry should not harm the metal, there is a good chance that it could cause your jewellery to tarnish. Water that contains chlorine, salts, or harsh chemicals will definitely affect the look of your sterling silver, so you should always remove sterling silver hoop earrings when going swimming. We do advise that our customers remove any sterling silver jewellery before showering, this way you can ensure that your jewellery will be free from tarnishing and will look its best for much, much longer.


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Silver Round Twist Hoop Earrings

Our chunky sterling silver hoop earrings have a timeless and classic appeal. These retro inspired textured hoops will look very classy paired with a little black dress and some classic red lipstick. These are perfect for those special occasions.

 silver twist hoop earrings

What is better sterling silver or silver?

Sterling silver is a fantastic option when it comes to jewellery. This is due to it being so hardwearing and durable, which helps it to stand the test of time. Unlike pure silver, sterling silver is much easier to shape into beautiful jewellery, as pure silver can be soft and fine. This means that when searching for sterling silver hoops and other jewellery items, you will have much more choice of designs, than you would looking for jewellery made of pure silver.


Silver Oval Tube Hoop Earrings

These beautiful silver oval hoop earrings are a modern twist on a timeless classic. Give your jewellery collection a contemporary spin with a pair of sterling silver oval hoop earrings. These compliment a minimalist style effortlessly, while giving added shine to your relaxed looks or formal attire.

 silver oval hoop earrings

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Can you sleep wearing your sterling silver earrings?

It really depends on your jewellery. We advise removing all jewellery if it is fine and delicate before going to sleep. You should not wear your jewellery to bed if it is fragile or too tight in your ears, or around your neck or wrists. We recommend that you should always take all jewellery off before bed and store it safely away, to keep it looking its best, but if you fall asleep before you get chance to remove your sterling silver earrings, it isn’t the end of the world.


Silver Medium Round Twist Hoop Earrings

Treat yourself to a pair of these sterling silver hoop earrings. They are complete showstoppers and are a great statement pair to finish off your super luxe outfits. These catch the light seamlessly, causing them to shimmer and shine and completely steal the show. If you want people to ask you where you got your twisted hoop earrings silver, these are the pair for you!

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How long will sterling silver last?

The amount of time sterling silver jewellery lasts, depends on how often you wear it. If you wear your sterling silver earrings all the time, on average, they will last approximately 20-30 years, if well maintained and cared for. If you only wear your silver hoops for special occasions and they are stored carefully between each wear, then they will last forever. This makes special sterling silver jewellery great to pass down as heirlooms, due to its robustness.


Silver Double Hoop Earrings

Another pair that screams vintage glamour, these silver chunky hoops give your look a feminine, classy glamour to it. These silver huggie earrings combine a plain sterling silver hoop, complimented by silver beaded hoop earrings to create a double hoop effect. These unique earrings make a wonderful gift.

 silver textured hoop earrings

How can I keep my sterling silver from tarnishing?

Although sterling silver does not rust, it can tarnish if not cared for properly. To prevent your gorgeous sterling silver from tarnishing, we recommend that you store them in a cool, dark place when not wearing. Sunlight, heart and moisture can all cause sterling silver to tarnish, so if you want to avoid this from happening it is important to protect your jewellery. We also advise that you store pieces individually to keep your jewellery safe, tidy and to prevent the dreaded tangled jewellery box!

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Silver Oval Tube Hoop Earrings

This pair of silver hoops medium is another staple that you need in your jewellery collection. Simple and plain silver huggie earrings are the perfect accessory for when your outfit is bright and bold. If you want to keep your jewellery simplistic, these gorgeous chunky silver hoops are the perfect ones for you.

 silver hoop earrings

Are sterling silver earrings OK for sensitive ears?

When sterling silver is marked with a 925 stamp, this shows that it is real sterling silver and is made up of 92.5% pure silver. This is sometimes stamped as 9.25, .925 or simply 925. All three of these ways indicate it is sterling silver and reputable manufacturers will always stamp their creations. If you have sensitive ears, sterling silver, 18k or 24k gold, nickel-free stainless steel and platinum are your safest bets to avoid irritation. The best earrings to wear if you have sensitive ears should be marked nickel-free.


Silver Wavey Oval Tube Hoop Earrings

These super unique silver oval hoops are a stunning ultra-modern piece of jewellery. Style these with layered silver necklaces for a bold and beautiful look, or go with just simply showcasing these fabulous earrings for a minimalistic chic look.

 silver twist hoop earrings

Is wearing silver bad for health?

Silver is a pure metal, so is safe to wear. Sterling silver is just as safe as pure silver, only more durable and robust. Both of these metals are safe to wear and don’t put your health at risk when wearing jewellery made of these metals.


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Silver Oval Shaped Double Hoop Earrings

Nothing brings the wow factor quite like these fantastic circle earrings. The round hoop in complimented perfectly by the oval hoop to create a pair of interesting and envy inducing oval and round hoop earrings. These statement hoops combine the best of both worlds, with their elegant oval shape and circle drop earrings, if you can’t choose between a pair of oval earrings or a big round earrings, why not have both?

 sterling silver oval hoop earrings

Caring for your sterling silver hoop earrings:

Always take your sterling silver jewellery off when going to sleep to prevent it from becoming damaged. By storing your jewellery at night, you can keep it looking perfect for years to come.

Sterling silver can become black if it tarnishes a lot. To avoid your jewellery becoming tarnished, keep it stored away when swimming or showering. Sterling silver tarnishes when it oxidises with the air, sweat, sea water, perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, moisture and humidity. Keep your sterling silver jewellery clean and dry and away from any of these things as much as possible, to keep it looking as good as new.

Sterling silver contains a small amount of copper, so if the jewellery is left to get wet, it can sometimes turn green. Keep your jewellery dry and away from damaging chemicals and it should be fine.

Sterling silver won’t corrode in water, but we don’t advise you wear your sterling silver jewellery in water for long periods of time, or frequently. Keeping your jewellery dry and prevent issues mentioned above, such as from turning green or from tarnishing.

If you are wearing perfume, ensure you put it on before you put your jewellery on. This helps to prevent perfume getting on your sterling silver jewellery, which again, can cause tarnishing.

If your sterling silver jewellery does need cleaning, the simplest and safest way to do this, is by using soap and water. If you use a phosphate free dishwashing soap, this will make your sterling silver jewellery look shiny and new again. Simply soak your jewellery in the soapy water for a few seconds, rinse with warm water and then dry with a clean cloth. It is very important to ensure your jewellery is clean and dry after this.

When searching for ways to clean sterling silver jewellery, you may encounter some natural solutions people recommend. We advise that you always exercise with caution before using baking soda, vinegar or boiling water, to ensure you do not cause damage to your jewellery. If you are unsure, it is best to avoid this and use the simple method of soap and warm water.

If you have vintage, sentimental or precious sterling silver jewellery, always exercise great care before cleaning it. If you are ever unsure of how to clean your sterling silver jewellery, or if your jewellery hasn’t come up quite as clean as you hoped, take it to a professional jewellery cleaner who will be able to clean your jewellery up, without causing any damage.


Silver Bead Hoop Earrings

These textured silver hoop earrings are something a little bit different. Their gorgeous design makes them an extra special pair of silver textured hoop earrings. If you are looking for a pair of lust worthy statement hoops, look no further than these silver circle earrings.

 silver beaded hoop earrings

We hope that you found this blog post useful and that it has answered your questions about silver sleeper earrings. If you do have any further questions that weren’t mentioned here, please feel free to reach out on social media or drop us a quick email and we will be happy to help answer any concerns you may have.


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