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.