Sterling Silver Fine Necklaces and Pendants
Sterling Silver is highly polished silver composed of 92.5 per cent silver with the remaining composition being mostly of copper. This is why it is commonly referred to as 925 sterling silver, indicating the high proportion of pure metal. Pure silver on its own is very soft, so sterling silver which has a larger copper component has the additional firmness required to make the beautiful and intricate sterling silver jewellery that is so widely available.Sterling Silver Chains
Chains can vary greatly, from fine and delicate to heavy and bold. This versatile material creates cost-effective and pretty necklaces for women but also simple and masculine chains for men. A sterling silver necklace can look striking on its own, while also having the benefit of being more affordable than other metal types, such as gold or platinum.Pendants Necklaces
There is a considerable range of pendants in sterling silver which you can attach to your necklace to suit your unique style. Some pendant charms of this type include those sterling silver pendants without any stones, while others possess an individual gemstone or a combination of gemstones or semi-precious stones; there is a style to meet all tastes and pockets. Among these are items of religious jewellery depicting saints, crucifixes and celtic crosses, intricately wrought by silversmiths. In many cases, you buy the chain and pendant together as a set.Gemstone Necklaces
Sought-after gemstones set in sterling silver include pearl, amber, opal, jade and amethyst, to name but a few. However there are many varieties to choose from and some which are less well- known than others but equally beautiful such as diopside or ruby in zoisite. It is worth exploring and discovering which different gemstones are available. The silverwork settings for the gemstones also vary greatly from quite minimalist and contemporary to extravagant and intricate.Designer Necklaces for Women
For something a little more special, seek out exquisite, designer sterling silver necklaces such as those by David Yurman, Gurhan, Konstantino, Georg Jensen and Tiffany and Co.