Silver Jewelry: What's it all About?

Silver jewelry has been VERY popular at Beksan Designs in 2018!  We’re always doing research on what’s trending in jewelry to design high quality, stylish pieces for you! Here is the scoop about silver jewelry and how YOU can be in the know when you’re shopping silver!

Silver has been used in jewelry nearly as long as gold. Like Gold, pure Silver is very soft and it's commonly mixed with other metals to improve durability. Silver is normally mixed with Copper and there are several levels of purity. For example, Sterling Silver must contain at least 92.5% pure Silver. The stamp on a piece of sterling jewelry will identify the quality level of the silver used in that piece.

Here is a description of different types of silver used in jewelry making:

Fine Silver has a .999 level of purity, so it's also known as Pure Silver. While particularly lustrous, Fine Silver is normally not appropriate for jewelry that's worn daily, because it is too malleable and not as durable.

Sterling Silver is the most common alloy in silver jewelry. In order to be called Sterling Silver, the metal must possess at least 92.5% pure Silver, but the other components can vary. Most commonly it is a mixture of 92.5% pure Silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually Copper. Sterling is considered a standard among Silver grades and provides durability to ensure that pieces like rings, bracelets and necklaces can be worn daily! 

Silver Vermeil is a thin layer of fine silver placed over a base metal. Silver Vermeil is a cost effective alternative to the more expensive forms of silver jewelry. Our Zinc collection pieces have the base metal of zinc dipped in silver for the vermeil effect and they are very affordable.

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Silver Jewelry Trends:

  • Layers: Multi-strand necklaces and stacking bracelets are the more prevalent ways to layer sterling silver jewelry this season. How about combining different silver necklaces by Beksan Designs, including our chain necklaces?

  • Bold Statement Pieces: Both our handcrafted sterling silver jewelry and zinc dipped in silver have been trending this season, especially our larger rings, earrings and bracelets! A unique piece of handcrafted silver jewelry makes a statement and you’ll feel special every time you wear it!

  • Silver and Crystal Together: The combination of crystals with silver creates stunning designs. Our Crystal collection boasts a wide variety of blends in different colors. These crystal jewelry pieces are eye-catching, adding sparkle and style to every look!

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We invite you to explore the variety of sterling silver & zinc dipped in silver jewelry we offer at Discover the design that’s right for you!


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