FINE SILVER EXPLAINED

 

Super fat moon ring | fine silver .999

FINE SILVER EXPLAINED 

1) .925 sterling silver is made up of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper or other ingredients.

2) .999 fine silver is made up of 99.9% pure silver and less than .1% copper or other ingredients

3) .999 silver does not contain significant amounts of nickel or copper – two of the most popular skin irritants in jewelry. Some forms of sterling silver contain both nickel and copper at high levels and many people are allergic to these. 

4) .999 tarnishes much slower. While all silver will eventually tarnish, sterling silver tarnishes quicker because it commonly contains 7.5% copper while .999 fine silver contains less than .1% copper. Copper is one of the primary causes of tarnish. 

Think of .999 fine silver as cashmere and .925 sterling silver as fine wool. Both are nice and soft but cashmere just feels a little bit better to wear. 

5) .999 silver jewelry is rare. It’s not economical to make .999 jewelry. Jewelers started using .925 sterling silver because a piece can be made thinner than if it was made from .999. The thinner the piece, the less silver it has and that means more profit for the jeweler.