Christmas is just around the Corner! 
 
Busy with house parties and a few, fun Christmas shows coming in the days ahead.
 
Upcoming Events
 
City of Ottawa
Nov 12th, Dec 5th, 10-3pm
100 Constellation Nepean
 
Algonquin College
Nov 14th, 2:30-5:30pm
Pembroke Campus
 
Prescott Xmas Show
Nov 16th, 9-4pm,
S. Grenville District HS 
 
Herb Garden Christmas Bazaar
Nov 24th, 4-8pm
3840 Old Almonte Rd
 
Beckwith Christmas Craft Show
Nov 30, 10-3pm
Beckwith Rec Complex
 
 
Book your Event!
 
If you are interested in organizing a Home Party, or a Corporate Fundraising Event, call or email to discuss and reserve a date.
 

Silver Desire
Almonte, ON
 
 

 

 

 

 

What is Sterling Silver?

 

There are a couple terms used frequently to describe the silver content in pieces manufactured in silver.  We are familiar with the terms sterling silver, and the identification mark of .925 on various silver items but do you know what they mean?

 

Sterling silver is actually an alloy, composed of 92.5% silver, and 7.5% of other metals added.  The .925 stamp commonly applied is directly based on this ratio and is a convenient means to identify sterling silver. Typically, but not always, the metal added is copper.  The best sterling silver therefore is composed of pure silver and pure copper in this ratio, as has been the practice for centuries.

 

Silver by itself is a very soft, precious metal.  Too soft in fact to be fashioned into coins, jewellery, silverware and other common objects.  The addition of copper provides the required added strength and ductility necessary to craft silver into many fine things.  It is the addition of copper, however, which causes sterling silver to have the tendency to tarnish.  Pure silver does not tarnish.