Is Sterling Silver Ring Good for Everyday Wear

Is Sterling Silver Ring Good for Everyday Wear

When you invest in some gorgeous handmade silver rings you might wonder if you can get away with wearing them every day. Will they get damaged if you do? Are you likely to develop a rash from daily wear? All valid questions that we will address in today’s blog about wearing sterling silver rings every day.

What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver that contains 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% of another metal. In most cases, this is copper. Hence why quality sterling silver is usually identified by the digits 925. When you browse the latest jewellery offers for a sterling silver ring make sure that your chosen band features this stamp.

Is a Sterling Silver Ring Durable?

Because of that 7.5% of alloyed metals, sterling silver is extremely durable which means it is ideal for everyday wear. It is due to the inclusion of copper (or similar) that your silver double ring manages to retain its shape even after years of daily wear.

Does Sterling Silver Tarnish?

Sterling silver may tarnish but only if you do not care for your jewellery properly. This is due to the metal that the silver is alloyed with, particularly copper. When exposed to the moisture in the atmosphere, the copper puts your sterling silver at risk of tarnish. However, as long as you take care of your jewellery you will not have this problem.

Does Sterling Silver Corrode?

The great news is that sterling silver does not corrode beneath that surface layer of tarnish. It will not rust and with the correct care, your sterling silver stacking rings will give you years of wear.


How to Care for Sterling Silver

Which leads us on to how you can keep your handmade silver rings free from tarnish!

Store your Jewellery with Care

When you aren’t wearing your sterling silver ring you should store it inside a cool, dark jewellery box. One with compartments is best but if not you can always wrap the item in a piece of soft cotton to keep it airtight.

In fact, all your jewellery should be stored in this way. If you leave your designer silver bracelets and necklaces on your dressing table it is at risk of tarnish.

Avoid Moisture

Always remove your silver rings prior to showering, swimming and washing the dishes. Prolonged exposure to moisture will take its toll on your beautiful sterling silver stacking rings.

Keep it Clean

Eventually, you will see those first signs of tarnishing appear on your favourite silver double ring if you wear it every day. As soon as you spot it – give your ring a quick wash. This is easy to do and requires no expensive chemicals.

  1. Mix a basin of warm water with a few drops of dish soap
  2. Drop your sterling silver ring into the cup and use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub away any visible tarnish
  3. Pat your ring dry with a soft cotton cloth and leave it to air dry


Is Sterling Silver Hypoallergenic?

If you have sensitive skin or a nickel allergy, sterling silver is the perfect choice for you as it is considered one of the best hypoallergenic metals in the jewellery industry.

Nickel is very, very, rarely used as an alloy however if you do have a severe allergy you should always double-check with your jeweller before you buy.

Is a Sterling Silver Ring Good for Everyday Wear?

In answer to the original question, we can enthusiastically nod our heads and say that ‘yes’ it is!

That is providing you follow our advice above about how to care for your sterling silver ring.

Sterling silver is a durable metal and the 925 is a mark of a ring’s quality. This resilient and aesthetically pleasing metal can be shaped into a variety of ring styles that are ideal for everyday wear.

This is why sterling silver is even suitable for engagement rings and wedding bands. As long as you take it off before you hop in the bath and give it the occasional clean, your sterling silver ring will give you a lifetime of wear.

Go ahead and check out the current jewellery offers online and find a dreamy sterling silver ring to add to your collection.

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