Silver is a popular metal that has been used in jewellery throughout the ages and is today an affordable and stylish alternative to, for example, red or white gold. Learn more about the timeless silver and how to best take care of your silver pieces.
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925 sterling silver – a durable mix
Sterling silver is considered real silver but is actually an alloy, which is a compound consisting of two or more elements with metallic properties. The 925 sterling silver that we use in our jewellery consists of 92.5% silver, the rest consists of copper. The reason for this mixture is that 100% silver tends to be too soft to be used in jewellery. Therefore, it is mixed with copper, which makes it an alloy which properties are optimal for creating jewellery – a mix that makes the material hard-wearing and durable.

All sterling silver jewellery is verified with a stamp to guarantee its authenticity. It can look a little bit different, but commonly used is 925 silver, 925, S925 or Sterling silver.

Recycled & nickel-free silver
At Efva Attling Stockholm, we use recycled and nickel-free silver. We choose to use recycled silver in our jewellery as silver is a finite resource, so it is the most environmentally friendly option.

Nickel is a high-gloss metal that mainly appears in imitation jewellery to both give it a hard surface and to prevent oxidation. Since the start in 1996, Efva Attling Stockholm have been 100% nickel-free.

This is how to take care of your silver pieces
To give your silver jewellery a long life, it is important that you take care of it in the best way. When silver is exposed to air or human salt and minerals, a black coating can form on your jewellery. To remove the coating, you can use a polishing cloth and polishing agent for silver, also known as dip. After each use, it is also good to wipe the piece of jewellery with a silver polishing cloth to maintain the luster and place it in the included box when not in use. Here you can read more about our care instructions.