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Sterling silver earrings

At DEMI+CO our demi fine jewellery collection now includes sterling silver, this precious metal is one of our most popular metal choices when it comes to jewellery. Our collection of sterling silver includes silver hoop earrings, large silver hoops and small silver hoops, silver huggies, silver creoles, silver sleeper hoops. Also, we have a range of silver stud earrings, silver drop earrings, mixed metals with gold and rose gold and not forgetting crystal and silver earrings and diamond and silver jewellery.

Silver is one of the most popular precious metals in the UK and across the world, silver is remarkably similar to gold as it is associated with success and wealth and it is used for a number of houseware and jewellery items like gold. Silver is also malleable and pliable like gold, it can be moulded, melted, engraved and set with gems and diamonds, essentially it is a very versatile metal.

 

Silver Twisted Hoop Earrings

These chunky silver hoop earrings have a classic, retro feel to them. These are classy enough to wear to work, but special enough to wear on those evenings out too. You will feel put-together with these beautiful thick silver hoop earrings and your favourite outfit.

 silver twist earrings

 

History

  • Mining of silver started in 3000 BC in ancient mine workings in Turkey and Greece
  • The metal was refined by a cupellation process which involved heating the metal in a shallow cup over which blew a strong draft of air which oxidised lead and copper and left silver unaffected
  • The exploitation of the silver mines made the rise of Athens possible, these mines operated from 600 BC right through to the Roman era
  • Silver was also mined by the ancient civilizations of Central and South America as there were rich deposits in Peru, Bolivia and Mexico

 

Silver Small Round Twist Hoop Earrings

Our beautiful silver twist hoop earrings are perfect as workwear. Their small size and classy look makes them a perfect accessory for those more formal occasions, when you don’t want to wear your biggest hoops.

 silver twist hoop earring

 

What is sterling silver

Sterling silver is harder than pure silver, sterling silver is a mix of metals, the end result is a tough and strong metal. Sterling silver is the most popular when it comes to the manufacture of jewellery and silverware.

 

Silver Wavey Oval Tube Hoop Earrings

Our intriguing wavy oval silver dangle earrings look great for those special occasions. We can picture these with a sleek little black dress and a pair of killer heels, for a showstopping lo

 

 silver oval hoop earrings

What is sterling silver made of?

Sterling silver is made up of copper and 92.5% of pure silver, this is reflected in the 925 sterling silver hallmark stamp. Sometimes 925 may also be marked as 9.25 or .925 all three ways indicate that it is sterling silver. Reputable manufacturers always stamp their creations, the number that is stamped on silver shows the amount of silver per hundred parts (or thousands, in some cases). The higher the number the more silver there is in the product. Pure silver is stamped with a high number like 999 or 99.9.

 

Silver D-Shape Wedds Hoop Earrings

These large silver hoops are perfect for a girls’ night out! Let your hair down and style your look with these head-turning statement earrings. You will look fabulous!

 silver hoops medium

How to clean sterling silver

The best and least nonabrasive way to clean silver jewellery is to use soap and water, using phosphate free dishwashing soap will make your jewellery look sparkling again. Once you have soaked your jewellery in the soapy water make sure you rinse in warm water and dry with soft clean dry cloth.

There are other methods of cleaning your jewellery such as with baking soda and water, baking soda and vinegar and baking soda with boiling water. However please do exercise caution when using these methods, if you have vintage or precious silver jewellery, we advise you use simple methods like water and soap or go to a professional jewellery cleaner.

Prevention is always better than the cure and by sticking to these simple instructions your silver jewellery and silver earrings will maintain their sparkle and never tarnish.

  • Wear your silver jewellery
  • Keep your silver earrings and silver jewellery away from cleaning products and chemical solutions
  • Keep your silver earrings away from chlorinated water and rubber
  • Avoid substances getting close to your silver jewellery that contain sulphur
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Keep silver earrings and silver jewellery away from hairspray
  • Perfumes should be sprayed on before putting on silver jewellery or silver earrings
  • Lotions and creams should also be put on first and absorbed into the skin before putting on silver jewellery

 

Silver Bead Hoop Earrings

Our gorgeous bead silver hoops are perfect for date night. You can add a stunning, finishing detail to any outfit with these versatile sterling silver hoop earrings.

 textured silver hoop earrings

Does sterling silver rust?

Sterling silver doesn’t rust, but can tarnish. Sterling silver doesn’t have any iron within the metal which is what causes rusting. Sterling silver is alloyed with copper to and can easily be cleaned to remove any tarnishing that happens over time as the silver underneath will still be in good condition.

 

Silver Infinity Link, Round Hoop Earrings

Our fabulous silver link hoops are perfect for those looking for something a bit more intriguing. These gorgeous hoops will work well with any outfits and can be worn as a statement piece on their own, or paired with a heavy silver chain necklace for an ‘extra’ look. Whatever you choose, these Infinity sterling silver earrings will be sure to steal the limelight.

 sterling silver hoop earrings

 

Is sterling silver better or silver?

It depends on what you want out of the metals, if you are after silver jewellery for example then sterling silver may be a better option as it is hard wearing and robust. Silver jewellery for intricate pieces can work but this will require a lot of care and earrings and jewellery made from pure silver are prone to bending and going out of shape due to the softer nature of the metal.

 

 

Silver Small Ribbed Hoop Earrings

We think that our ribbed silver huggie hoop earrings are perfect to compliment your simple style. These earrings have subtle detail, making them extra special, which will add something extra to your classic, monochrome looks. Silver hoop earrings works wonderfully with black and white outfits and these silver sleepers are no different. You are sure to look like a masterpiece with these pretty silver sleeper earrings.

 silver huggie earrings

How long will sterling silver last?

Sterling silver has the potential to last a lifetime if well maintained, worn occasionally and stored carefully. On average sterling silver can last up to 30 years.

 

 

Silver Double Hoop Earrings

These Silver Double Hoop Earrings look so fabulous paired with sophisticated style. The textured hoop adds extra detail to these earrings and their classic style means they will always be on trend. Choose these earrings to add a beautiful, timeless piece to your jewellery collection.

 silver twist hoop earrings

“The Earrings are beautiful, and the service was excellent.”

 

Can you wear sterling silver in water?

You can wear sterling silver in water as most precious metals like silver, gold, titanium and stainless steel won’t corrode. However, we don’t advise you to wear your sterling silver jewellery continuously in water or for long periods of time just to be on the safe side. Please also note that sterling silver can potentially tarnish if exposed to seawater or the ocean especially if it is exposed to it for prolonged amounts of time.

 

“Well designed web site and so easy to order. Plain and simple.”

 

Silver 15mm Hoop, Checkerboard Design

These stunning textured silver hoops look amazing when worn, the detailed checkerboard design reflects light and gives these medium silver hoop earrings a slight shimmer and shine. These silver hoops are 15mm in their internal diameter and are made with quality sterling silver.

 silver sleepers

“Gift bought for my wife, excellent service and product, thanks.”

 

Does sterling silver turn green?

If well maintained sterling silver will not turn green, due to the small amount of copper in sterling silver if the jewellery gets wet or looses its barrier it can turn slightly green. Ensure you keep your jewellery dry and away from liquids, perfumes or chemicals and soaps.

 

“Product is perfect. Service was brilliant.”

 

Silver Baby Huggies Earrings

These super cute silver huggie hoops are incredibly cute and elegant, these chunky silver hoops are delicate yet bold with a wide hoop and encrusted with sparkles to add an extra element of glam. These small silver hoop earrings are the perfect everyday hoop and are versatile enough to wear for special occasions too.

 silver sparkly hoop earrings

Can I wear sterling silver every day?

Yes, you can wear sterling silver every day as long as you keep it dry and keep it clean and stored carefully when you are not wearing it your sterling silver jewellery should stay perfect.

 

Silver Oval Tube Hoop Earrings

These chunky silver hoop earrings are a beautiful and flattering oval hoop shape, light, comfortable and sturdy these sterling silver hoops are a versatile hoop perfect for every day. These medium silver hoop earrings would also make a bold statement for special occasions, these are the perfect hoops to take you from day to night.

 silver oval tube hoop earrings

“A very and easy web site, would order again, definitely.”

 

Does sterling silver go black?

Yes it can go black if sterling silver tarnishes, if you do not take care of your sterling silver earrings, or jewellery they can tarnish as it oxidises with the air, sweat, sea water, perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, moisture and humidity. Best thing is to avoid all of these when wearing sterling silver and put the jewellery safely away when you are not wearing it. Small amounts of tarnish can be removed with a silver polishing cloth.

 

“Very helpful considerate business. Great to buy from, very please with product and service. All excellent.”

 

Can I wear sterling silver to sleep?

You can wear sterling silver to sleep as long as the piece you are wearing is not fragile, delicate or too tight in your ears, around your neck or wrist. As long as you keep the sterling silver, dry and clean then you will be fine. We do recommend that you take off your jewellery at night and keep it stored safely to ensure the jewellery stays perfect.

 

“Great earnings. Look even better than the photos! Quick delivery and nicely wrapped.”

 

We hope you enjoyed our post on sterling silver earrings, we hope we have covered all aspects of sterling silver jewellery and sterling silver earrings. We like to think that our expertise should be passed on to our customers, so that everything we know you know to make that informed decision when it comes to buying sterling silver jewellery.

We go to great lengths to ensure we use quality metals, quality craftsmanship and ensure care is taken when our products are being made. All our sterling silver jewellery is made using quality gems, beads and other semi-precious stones. We have tried to make sure that we have a wide selection of sterling silver jewellery and earrings.

Whether you prefer smaller studs, long drop silver earrings, silver hoop earrings or silver huggie hoops we have something for you. Sterling silver is a classic metal that never goes out of style, it is robust, elegant and looks amazing on all skin tones.

As a family run company, we pride ourselves not just on our quality products but on our first class customer service, no customer is too big or too small. We ensure that we are on hand to answer all customer enquiries and go out of our way to make sure our customers are happy.  If there is anything that we havent covered in this article that you need the answer too please do get in touch.

All our demi fine jewellery is presented in beautiful luxe shiny black boxes with blue crushed velvet cushioning on the inside. Our luxe boxes also feature a bright led light so that you can see your precious jewellery sparkle when you open your box.