Have you ever wondered what pure silver looks like before it is heated, melted down, mixed and poored into was moulds? Check out these pretty tear drop "bubbles". I am tempted to make irregular-shaped studs from them.
It is challenging to make durable jewelry with 100% pure silver as it is not a very strong metal in its pure form. So jewelry is made up of 92.5% pure silver, also called sterling silver. This is the same quality that we use for Suetables and that Tiffany's also employs. Look for items marked 925 (in tiny letters) to know that you are buying quality sterling silver.
In order to make strong jewelry, pure silver is mixed with 7.5% of another ingredient like copper. This makes it harder. When nickel is used as the second ingredient, some people experience allergies. Many customers that have allergies have told me that Suetables is among the only silver jewelry they can wear.
As a precious commodity, silver has an innate value that can be sold at almost any time for an excellent price. Silver is also a commodity that helps to stabilize markets and help people make solid long-term investments. As a result, we recycle and melt down any bits or errors.
Our Taxco, Mexico suppliers - whose silversmithing skills are passed on from generation to generation - are hard at work on our original designs. We have been working with them for eight years. We love these photos they sent us and we can't wait to share with you our new designs coming soon.