How Do Natural Stones vs. Man-Made Affect the Value of Handcrafted Jewelry?

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Buy Linked sterling silver wire-wrapped amethyst beads

Any gemstone created in nature or in a lab can be classified as “real” if it contains identical mineral makeup. This means synthetic gemstones are classified and sold as “real”, although they cannot be labeled as “natural”. To be called “natural”, the stone must be produced by nature. The cost of various synthetic and natural gemstones varies widely depending upon … Read More

How Should I Clean and Store My Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry?

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Cleaning your Sterling Silver Jewelry Regularly cleaning sterling silver jewelry will preserve the original appearance of your sterling silver necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Clean right after use by wiping off sweat, makeup, and other elements with a cotton cloth before storing them back in your jewelry box. As needed, give them a rinse in dip liquid cleaner (Connoisseurs is a … Read More

What is the Difference Between Sterling Silver and Other Silver?

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Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry

There are generally 3 types of terms you will hear when describing silver: sterling silver, pure silver, and silver plate. Sterling silver and silver are often described as the same, but are not. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver. Pure silver, usually called fine silver, is made of entirely silver, and nothing else. Sterling silver consists of approximately 92.5% … Read More