The Simple Guide to Sterling Silver

So you’re in the mood to accessorize! But now you’re faced with tons of options. Do I go with Gold? I don’t want to be too flashy with diamonds. I think Silver is a subtle touch of class and doesn’t break the bank. 

Hmm, how come I can get silver-colored jewelry for less than $10 at the mall? Why do I go into a luxury store and find Sterling Silver jewelry for Hundreds or even thousands of $$$? Today, sterling silver is one of the most commonly used metals in high-end and high-quality jewelry and accessories.  

What is Sterling Silver?

Silver is a beautiful and timeless metal that is used around the world for jewelry making. Pure Silver, however, is precious but too soft to be used in jewelry. It is mixed with other metals to make it more durable. 

Sterling Silver is an alloy made from 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent of other metal components. Copper is most commonly used to make the silver more durable. 

Adding other metals to the silver increases its durability when making jewelry. 


How do I know I’m getting Sterling Silver?

The quickest way to identify sterling silver is to look for a stamp called the
Hallmark. There are many different types of hallmarks with “925” being the most commonly used. 

This stamp ensures that you’re getting the most amount of silver in order to maintain the high value and quality. You don’t want to be ripped off paying high prices when your jewelry is actually only 50 percent silver. 

Why should I buy Sterling Silver? 

We love Sterling Silver for its stunning look and color. It’s a subtle touch of luxury and class without being too over the top. Silver has always been a popular choice, it will always be in style and stand the test of time. 

Sterling Silver jewelry is also more durable than other metals like Gold. This makes it a great choice for everyday wear. 

Lastly, Sterling Silver is one of the more affordable options of precious metals. This makes it ideal for people who want high-quality, beautiful jewelry without a painful price tag. Losing jewelry is no fun, we’ve all been there. Sterling silver won’t cost you an arm and a leg for those mistakes. 

How is the quality of Ryan Christian Jewelry?

Each one of our pieces is handmade with the highest quality materials and technique. When tested, our pieces consistently have higher silver content than the minimum 92.5 percent. We don’t skimp out. All of our pieces are stamped 925. We’ve always strived to improve our craftsmanship. 

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  • Vin Brienze

    What is Sterling 2030? The silver content and quality?

  • Scottie Cole

    I received My “Elements” Luxe Weave Bracelet 11mm today couldn’t wait to open it and Wow such a beautiful piece well made and the images you see on site don’t do it justice until you see the real thing the quality is mind blowing! My advice to ones looking at this fine jewelry custom made from Bali is order it with confidence you won’t be disappointed period and worth every dollar!
    I fully endorse Ryan Christian jewelry a 100% And look forward to purchasing more pieces in the future!!

  • Cheri Howe

    These pieces scream beauty and quality. I LOVE THEM! Only the beginning to my collection.

  • Rey

    Hi! I just ordered one of your pieces and am super excited and can’t wait to receive it! With that said, I was wondering if you offered rhodium plating, and if you do, how can I get that done for future reference?

  • Jamie Sue Schmidt

    The bracelet I’m interested in you don’t have in my size or you don’t have them at all

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