What is 925 Sterling Silver Belly Piercing?
The general threshold of 92.5% is becoming a worldwide standard.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper.
It is a precious metal composed of the chemical element silver (Ag), with a pure white color and strong metallic luster. Chemically stable, but easily combined with sulfide to produce silver sulfide, resulting in silver surface blackening and loss of color. Relative density 10.49. Hardness 2.5~3. Melting point 961.93℃. With strong ductility (second only to gold), and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Silver is the jewelry industry customary metal material, but because it is too soft, therefore, often mixed with other components (copper, zinc, nickel, etc.). The silver content of standard silver is 92.5%.
Why Not Pure Silver?
Pure (fine) silver contains 99.9% pure elemental silver with 0.01% trace elements. Therefore, you will see markings .999, 999, or 99.9 stamped in the metal, indicating the 99.9% silver.
Unfortunately, this precious metal is quite soft, so it is not easy to shape it as desired. Therefore, it can be tricky to use silver for designing specific shapes or making any possible item for daily use.
Why is silver so popular as a metal for body jewellery?
Apart from its desirable aesthetic qualities that means the metal retains its beauty for years, silver also has a variety of physical properties that make it suitable for jewellery. It’s ductility makes it easy to mould into various shapes, which is perfect for making rings, bracelets, necklaces and other accessories. It is also less reactive than other materials and has a high surface lustre that resists oxidation, meaning that it will not rust. Silver can be modified to achieve a variety of desired effects, including polished, matte, brushed, satin and more.
Sterling Silver is not allergic and is very suitable for navel ring.
The silver content of silver jewelry must be accurately indicated. Consumers should check whether there is "S925" or "925" on the jewelry when purchasing. "S" is the first letter of the English word of silver, "925" is the symbol of pure silver. As long as there is "S925", you can ensure that what you buy is real sterling silver jewelry.
Sterling Silver Body Jewelry Care
How to day-to-day Care
Sterling silver tarnishes when exposed to salty air, chlorine, sulfur, humidity, perspiration, cosmetics, household bleach and other strong chemicals. To prevent tarnish as much as possible, we recommend that you store your fine jewelry in a safe, dry place when engaging in the following activities:
How to Clean Sterling Silver
Gently rub the silver with the cloth several times.
Rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water.
Blot dry and shine your silver with polishing cloth or mitts.
This will remove the tarnish and restore shine.