Greetings Friends...
 
This is certainly an unusual start to our normally busy Spring season.  Please stay safe and stay well.  Lets hope we get past this and that things return to normal sooner rather than later.  We will look forward to seeing you then.  Events normally planned for April have been pretty much cancelled... or will be. Will let you know when we have our next public event.
 
In the meantime, we are busy getting some nice new jewellery ready to show off.  We made our trip to Mexico early in the year and returned before the pandemic arrived.  With the extra time this month, we will have all our new things organized and ready for display.  We will post a few pics on our site of some of the fun, new pieces we found.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Events for April
CANCELLED
 
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.  Reservations for Fall only.
 

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.