What is S925 Sterling Silver?
Sterling Silver consists of 92.5% silver, and the remaining 7.5% consists of other metals, usually copper. The reason silver needs to be combined with other metals is that it is very difficult to make great designs with just pure silver as it is very soft and malleable. A bit of hardness has to be introduced by adding other metals such as copper and zinc.
Silver typically becomes shinier the more it's worn. If you want to keep your sterling silver fresh, do not let it sit around in your jewellery box!
What is Rose Gold/ 14K Gold Plated?
Rose gold/ gold plated jewellery is made by plating a layer of gold on top of a stronger base metal, usually copper or silver by a process called electroplating. Gold plating can fade over time and expose the base metal. Gold plated jewellery remains bright and shines for a longer duration with proper care.
What is tarnish and how does it happen?
Tarnish is a by-product of chemical reaction that develops on metals like sterling silver as their outermost layer undergoes oxidation. When jewellery gets tarnished or oxidized, the jewellery often looks dull or gray; it shades the beauty of your jewellery. However, tarnish can be cleaned by a polishing cloth.