Sterling Silver, as we know is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metal, usually copper. The small amount of copper added to sterling has a very little effect on the metal’s value. In fact, the cost of a silver item is mainly affected by the labor that is involved in making the item, the skill of the craftsman, and the exquisiteness and intricacy of the design.
Sterling Silver tarnishes simply by being in contact with air, so it is advisable to store your silver jewelry either in a cloth pouch or a small zip lock bag or in a separate compartment in your jewelry box when not in use.
See below some of the most adorable, lightweight designs from Mia Siya In Sterling Silver, with and without the usage of gemstones.