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Shiny, Shimmery, Summer-y: Sterling Silver Jewelry

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times –Psalm 12:6

Silver. The word and image are a symbol of wisdom, beauty, and refinement. Silver also evokes memories of sun and the beach and shopping for funky silver jewelry in open air markets. As summer is sliding into position and you’re pulling your sundresses and khaki shorts out of storage, thoughts are turning to weddings, picnics,  vacations, and endless sun. Nothing accents the season and complements summer-wear like sterling silver. Bold, chunky, and dramatic is the look when you’re choosing sterling silver jewelry. And don’t be afraid to wear several pieces at a time. Silver is bright and eye-catching, but also muted and classy. You can’t have too much.

Sparkle And Shine At An Affordable Price
Silver is a favorite because it’s shiny, fun, and goes with almost everything. It works well for women of all ages and makes the perfect setting for unique stones like turquoise, onyx, and amethyst. But another benefit of silver is the value. Sterling silver is an inexpensive way to accent your look, providing countless options to match any style.

Men Love Sterling Silver Too
And silver isn’t just for the ladies. Men, if they aren’t accustomed to wearing jewelry, often appreciate the extra bit of shine that a sterling silver piece contributes to their summer look. Try a chunky braided ring or a sterling silver ID bracelet. With a light-colored button down shirt or polo, a simple piece of silver jewelry adds a handsome finishing touch to a man’s outfit.

Only The Best Quality
When purchasing silver jewelry, look for the .925 stamp. This little imprint will usually be found on the inside of a ring or the back of a pendant or earring. Because silver is a softer metal, it is mixed with other metals (usually copper) to enforce it and make it solid enough for use in jewelry design. The .925 stamp means that your piece of jewelry is 92.5% silver and 7.5% alloy metal. This is the guarantee of genuine sterling silver. All Apples of Gold jewelry labeled “Sterling Silver,” is highest-quality .925 sterling silver.

Caring For Your Sterling Silver Jewelry
Because sterling silver contains alloy metals such as copper, it does have the tendency to tarnish slightly over time. But not to worry—this isn’t permanent. Have a few jewelry polishing cloths on hand to give your jewelry an occasional buff and shine. If your pieces haven’t been cleaned in several years and have developed a heavier, more stubborn tarnish, you may want to bring them to a local jeweler for a professional buffing to restore their natural shine.

New Additions To The Apples of Gold Line of Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Maya Hoop Earrings (shown right)
Handcrafted on the island of Maui, these brushed sterling earrings express the tropical sense of their place of origin. Inspired by ancient Mayan designs, the earrings are a bold addition to a sundress or a great match with jeans and a white t-shirt. Classy and unique!

Teardrop Spinner Ring in Sterling Silver (shown below)
Made in Israel, this latest David Tishbi design is textured, rugged, and chunky—perfect for a man or a woman.

Sterling Silver Latin Cross Pendant (shown above left)
This pendant is modern and traditional in one beautiful design. Pair with a silver chain or a length of black cord. The cross measures just over one and a half inches in height.

Looking for more sterling silver? Click here to see the complete Apples of Gold line.

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