In the last decade sterling silver has become one of the most popular metal choices for women's jewelry. It is used in creating stunning bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, and is even worn by those who have traditionally preferred only gold jewelry. These are some reasons why sterling silver is so appreciated for making women's premium jewelry.
It Goes With Any Color
Sterling silver has a polished silver finish that coordinates with almost any outfit. It is stylish enough to wear with a stunning red evening gown and also casual enough to wear with your favorite yellow T-shirt and jeans. A sterling silver setting also makes any color of stone look even more vibrant and beautiful. For instance, a September birthstone ring with a blue sapphire stone in a sterling silver setting is a breathtaking piece of jewelry that often looks even prettier than the same stone set in 14 kt gold.
It Can Be Worn With Other Metals
Another feature that makes sterling silver a favorite for women's jewelry is that it can easily be worn with jewelry made of other metals. Wearing a sterling silver necklace with a white gold ring set and a stainless steel watch can be a lovely combination. As long as all jewelry has the same white/silver color theme, they can be combined in any way the wearer prefers.
It Is Hypoallergenic
There is nothing quite as annoying as buying a new piece of jewelry that causes an allergic rash on your skin. Sterling silver is hypoallergenic and therefore does not irritate the skin. This is one reason that sterling silver is a favorite metal for designing women's earrings. Even if earrings made of other metals are uncomfortable to wear, most likely that will not be an issue with sterling silver.
It Is Very Affordable
Unlike gold or platinum, sterling silver is very inexpensive. This is due to the world's silver supply being much more plentiful than that of other precious metals. In fact, it is not uncommon to be able to purchase a complete sterling silver women's premium jewelry collection for about the same or less than the cost of one piece of a gold or platinum collection.
At one time, sterling silver was commonly paired with certain stones, such as turquoise and black onyx. Now it has gained so much popularity it is also used in making diamond jewelry and other precious stone jewelry as well.