Wondering whether sterling silver or stainless steel crystal jewellery would be better suited for you? Today we're exploring the properties of these popular metals.
An affordable version of pure silver, Sterling silver is .925 silver with a .075 copper additive. Jewellery made from sterling silver is hypoallergenic and suitable for people with sensitive skin. Being real silver it will tarnish in humid conditions, but it can be cleaned to restore it back to its original quality. It is best suited to those who do not live in a humid climate and who take their jewellery off before showering.
Stainless steel jewellery is a dark silver colour but is made from solid, medical grade stainless steel. It is durable, will not tarnish and is low maintenance. It is ideal if you live in a humid climate (as it won't ever tarnish) or you want to wear your jewellery all the time (including in the shower!). It's perfect to wear to the beach, is hypoallergenic, and suits all skin tones.