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From investment grade to costume trinkets, jewelry comes in all types and variants. However, finding the kind that’s right for you is where the fun really is. One of the most accessible and versatile forms of jewelry is the kind that incorporates the use of sterling silver. Sterling silver jewelry is a fun, durable, and stylish material and you can find it in anything from simple bracelets to ornate earring arrangements.

What is Sterling Silver?

Because it’s important to understand what goes into our jewelry, let’s take a look at what sterling silver actually is. It is defined as silver that of 92.5% purity and mixed in with another metal. This helps contribute to durability and longevity. As a result, sterling silver jewelry can at times be less expensive than other forms of jewelry. Therefore, it is also used in items like sterling silver flatware, which we discussed previously here.

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Necklace
Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Necklace

Benefits of Sterling Silver

Because of its properties, sterling silver jewelry is not as soft as pure gold or silver. This helps the jewelry retain its shape and contributes to overall durability over time. This also means that sterling silver is a great choice for daily wear. It might tarnish easily at times, but maintenance is simple and the look is both stylish and timeless. Most of all, pairing it with a variety of outfits and occasions is easy.

David Yurman Sterling Silver Ring
David Yurman Sterling Silver Ring

Caring for Sterling Silver

It’s important to refrain from wearing sterling silver jewelry in the shower or water. This can lead to corrosion. Also, wiping it down with a non-abrasive cloth from time to time can also help with care. Remember, Gray & Sons specializes in jewelry care so we can also help with cleaning, repair, and more. This includes sterling silver jewelry of all types and regular care can go a long way.

David Yurman Sterling Silver Earrings
David Yurman Sterling Silver Earrings

Sterling Silver at Gray & Sons

At Gray & Sons, we know just how important it is for you to find variety and value in your next purchase. That’s why we carry a wide selection of sterling silver jewelry. This includes bracelets from Tiffany & Co., elegant rings like this offering from David Yurman, and more. All of these styles and most other sterling silver pieces provide a great, simple option for daily wear jewelry that will offer a clean look and last a lifetime. Be sure to stop by our showroom in Bal Harbour to speak with a jewelry expert that’ll help you find the perfect look. And don’t forget to explore our growing sterling silver inventory at grayandsons.com.