The Complete Guide to Pure Silver

A pure silver ring.

Throughout the ages, silver has captivated people the world over with its dazzling shine and beauty. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the history and uses of silver, as well as the pros and cons of pure silver jewelry, and how pure silver compares to sterling silver and other precious metals.

Sterling Silver: Everything You Need to Know

A collection of sterling silver jewelry.

Sterling silver is a high purity silver alloy made from 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Its beauty and practicality makes sterling silver the most popular type of silver used in jewelry. Learn about its history and properties, how to care for it, and what you need to know before purchasing.

The Top 11 Different Types of Silver

Different types of silver jewelry arranged in a store display.

If you’re in the researching phase of your silver jewelry journey, you might be asking yourself questions like: What is the best quality silver? Does silver tarnish? And how do the different types of silver used to make jewelry compare to each other?