Welcome to Fall/Winter 2018
We've been busy getting ready for the Christmas season.   We have some beautiful new pieces from Mexico and also some unique pieces from a gem show in Tuscon, Arizona.   Here are some events planned over the next few weeks.
 
City of Ottawa
Nov 9th - 100 Constellation
Lobby near Tim Hortons
 
SGDHS Christmas Craft Fair
Nov 17th - 9-4pm South Grenville District HS, Prescott
 
Beckwith Christmas Craft Show
Nov 24th - 10-3pm
Beckwith Public School, 9th Line Beckwith
 
 
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.