The Ultimate Guide to Sterling Silver

What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is an alloy consisting of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, typically copper. This composition enhances the strength and durability of the metal while preserving the inherent beauty and shine of silver. The addition of copper also adds a touch of warmth and enhances the malleability of the metal for intricate designs.


Why not 100% Silver?

It's way too soft.  Pure silver (like pure gold) bends easily.  Imagine your ring bending out of shape from simple tasks like lifting  something heavy, opening a jar, or use a hand tool.  By mixing just 7.5% of other metals, jewelers are able to create a significantly stiffer metal that wont bend or warp easily.


What metals are used for the other 7.5%

Copper makes up the majority of the 7.5%.  And jewelry makers can add to that small quantities of other metals to get specific results. For example adding just 1% Zinc will add additional strength & stiffness. 


Is Nickel used in sterling silver?

It used to be. But in 2013 the European Union banned it. The US hasn't banned it, but almost all US jewelry companies have stopped using it so they can trade with the EU.

At Dreamland Jewelry, all of our creations are nickel free.  The main problem with nickel is a small percentage of people are allergic and it turns their skin green.


The Versatility of Sterling Silver:

One of the remarkable qualities of sterling silver is its ability to adapt to various styles and designs. From delicate and minimalist pieces to bold and statement-making creations, sterling silver jewelry encompasses a wide range of options. Whether you prefer classic elegance or modern trends, there is a sterling silver piece to suit your taste and express your individuality.


The Timeless Appeal of Sterling Silver:

Sterling silver jewelry has stood the test of time, transcending generations and trends. Its versatility allows it to be worn for both casual and formal occasions, making it a staple in every jewelry collection. From dainty rings and elegant necklaces to intricate bracelets and eye-catching earrings, sterling silver jewelry effortlessly complements any outfit and adds a touch of sophistication to every look.


The Affordability Factor:

One of the most appealing aspects of sterling silver jewelry is its affordability. Compared to other precious metals, sterling silver offers exceptional value without compromising on quality or style. proudly offers a wide selection of affordable sterling silver pieces, allowing you to indulge in the beauty of silver without breaking the bank.


Sterling silver continues to captivate jewelry enthusiasts with its timeless beauty, durability, and affordability. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a first-time buyer, understanding the qualities and care tips associated with sterling silver will help you make informed choices and enjoy your jewelry for years to come.

At, we invite you to explore our exquisite sterling silver collection and discover the perfect piece to elevate your style and celebrate the enduring allure of silver.