What is Silver?
Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and is sometimes referred to as pure silver. Sterling silver will tarnish over time but with care and regular cleaning can be restored to its good as new sparkling condition. The remaining 7.5% is usually copper but can be other metal and is used to give this precious metal strength and durability.
Generally, the higher the silver content the brighter or whiter the metal but beware of antiquing effects that can make a piece of sterling silver jewellery or decorative silverware look dark. Silver which is 99.9% silver is too soft to be practical for most day to day uses. Do not use tissue or anything other than a jewellery cleaning cloth to polish your jewellery as unseen tiny hard fibers will scratch the surface.
Gemstones are so fascinating!
Gemstones are so fascinating! As colorful as the rainbow and as sparkling as fine leaded crystal gemstones have captured the imaginations and desires of men and perhaps especially, women, for ages. Their colors, properties, myths, and legends are diverse and fascinating.
So you can clarify any questions and get the answers you need to make an informed decision. Folklore about stones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures. The information presented on these pages was compiled from a wide variety of rock, gem and lapidary books and from information gathered on the internet.
Stone setting is an art
In Jewellery pieces, stone setting is a work of art. The gemstones are carefully selected, then set buy master craftsmen using state-of-art technology. It have been made possible by adapting stringent quality standards with regards to purity of silver, natural gems stones, technically sound and a dedicated team of craftsmen.
Essentials maintains strict stones standards for every stones used. With great care and dedication, An Essentials gem-setter adds to the beauty of the jewelry and to beauty of stones themselves creating a work that is greater than the sum of its part. The quality of products has been given the company reputation.