What is Sterling Silver | Sterling Silver Guide

Modified on Wed, 3 Jul at 8:13 AM

Introduction to Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver is a high-quality and popular material used in jewelry, known for its elegance and durability. All of our sterling silver is 925 sterling silver, but what makes it even extra special is the fact that it is Rhodium Plated. What this does, is that it enhances the durability and shine of traditional sterling silver. It is essential for sales staff to understand the unique features and benefits of Sterling Silver to assist customers effectively in their jewelry selections.

Key Points

Definition of Sterling Silver 

Sterling Silver is composed of 92.5% pure silver. and 7.5% other metals. This blend enhances the durability and strength of the silver, making it ideal for jewelry.

Rhodium Plating 

Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver involves a process where high-quality 925 sterling silver is coated with rhodium. This plating ensures that the silver retains its shine and remains tarnish-free for an extended period.

Benefits of Rhodium Plating

  • Tarnish Resistance: Rhodium plating prevents sterling silver from tarnishing, reducing the need for frequent polishing and cleaning.

  • Enhanced Shine: The rhodium coating maintains the sheen of the silver, ensuring it looks new for a longer time.

The Unique Appeal of Ocean Jewelry 

Our jewelry stands out due to its vibrant colors and innovative designs. Developed in Ireland, each piece draws customers in with its depth, density, and richness. Enamel is used in many pieces, allowing for intricate designs and textures, such as in our flamingo and seahorse jewelry.

Adjustable Chain Lengths 

All our chains are 18 inches with a 2-inch extension, allowing customers to wear the chain at different lengths according to their preference.

Care Methods

Polishing Tips 

Use a lint-free soft cloth to polish your items, avoiding paper towels or tissues. Polish in a back-and-forth motion and switch cloth surfaces frequently. A Q-tip can help reach tiny spots.

Silver Jewelry Maintenance 

Store silver jewelry in an airtight container to delay oxidation. Prefer polishing over washing unless necessary.


With a comprehensive understanding of Sterling Silver and Ocean Jewelry's unique offerings, sales staff can confidently educate customers, guide their purchasing decisions, and ensure they appreciate the enduring elegance of these pieces.

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