EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PURE SILVER


Do you have some questions about pure silver? We’ve got you covered! 



Q: WHAT IS PURE SILVER?


A: Pure silver is the real deal and one of Mother Nature's most precious metals! It's a lustrous metal that shines with intense brilliance. It's also extremely malleable and ductile—meaning that it can easily be shaped and stretched into different forms or shapes.



Q: IS PURE SILVER SOFT?


Yes, pure silver is an easily shapable and very soft metal. However, because using pure silver results in soft jewelry, it is more vulnerable to scratches and dents than alloyed metal (like sterling silver). Thus, you must take extra care when handling soft jewelry, or it may become damaged.

 


Q: DOES PURE SILVER TARNISH?


Pure silver, like pure gold, does not tarnish because it is 100% pure.



Q: DOES PURE SILVER RUST?


A: An unequivocal no- pure silver cannot corrode. Rusting only occurs on metals with iron content; since pure silver is 100% silver, it is immune to oxidation and, therefore, rustproof.



Q: IS .999 PURE SILVER?


A: Yes, .999 pure silver is a form of fine silver refined to 99.9% purity—one of the highest grades available, but it is not 100% pure silver.

 


Q: HOW PURE IS STERLING SILVER?


A: Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver, with the remaining 7.5% being a variety of other elements, such as copper and zinc. This alloy helps make sterling silver stronger than pure silver, so it's great for making jewelry that won't easily bend or break. For this reason, most jewelry makers prefer to use sterling silver for their creations.

 


Q: HOW TO CLEAN PURE SILVER?


A: Pure silver is a precious metal that requires special care when cleaning. The best way to clean it is to use a mild soap and water solution with a soft cloth or sponge. Avoid using any abrasive materials such as steel wool, scouring pads, or harsh chemicals when cleaning pure silver, as these may scratch the surface or weaken the metal.