What Is Sterling Silver | Amorium

Sterling Silver Jewelry

If you’re considering Sterling Silver Jewelry, you might want to (or already) know the difference between pure silver and sterling silver. If not let's take a look at why Sterling Silver jewelry is preferable to other types of  Silver Jewelry

Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver, and the remaining part consists of copper or other metals. This combination of silver and metal alloys is the optimum balance of precious silver and alloys to maximize hardness and the amount of silver in a mixture. 

Why not just get Silver?

If you have anything more than a 92.5% silver in an alloy, it becomes too soft to be used in jewelry. Jewelers can't craft something so soft, and something so soft won't last long in regular use.  

Since pure silver is too soft to create durable jewelry, it is usually mixed with other metals to enhance its hardness. These amalgams are known as alloys and they come in varying combinations. The one that’s most often used in jewelry making is Sterling Silver. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and other alloys, the maximum amount of silver we can have in metal and still use in jewelry. All of Amorium's pieces are made using Sterling Silver. You can learn more about the different types of silver here.

Sterling Silver isn’t cheaper

Even if it isn’t 100% silver, sterling silver isn’t cheap. It may not be as expensive as gold or platinum jewelry but it still requires a bit of an investment. It's still silver in fact. The other alloys are only added to make the silver easier to work with. 

Benefits of Sterling Silver Jewelry


Although it is the whitest, most brilliant metal, sterling silver is more affordable than gold or platinum. The price of silver has always been a fraction of the price of gold and when you buy it you feel as though you have gotten something beautiful for a very good price.


Since silver is more affordable than gold or platinum, jewelers have more freedom to experiment with it. More experimentation means more designs and concepts in the marketplace. That also means a lot more choices for consumers as well. Win-win. And since silver is more affordable than Customers are less hesitant about revamping their collections.  can quickly find additional sterling silver jewelry pieces to freshen their jewelry collections.


Most people can safely wear good quality sterling silver, but a few are allergic to silver or copper. Sterling silver from reputable vendors is nickel free and won’t cause allergies.


Because sterling silver jewelry is so white it can be used interchangeably with white gold and platinum jewelry. This means that sterling silver is much more versatile when it comes to mixing and matching different types of jewelry ensembles. You can start a whole new collection or build one around a more expensive piece. Additionally, more and more jewelers are using it in their jewelry so that there a lot more choices.

Now that we’ve convinced you that Sterling Silver jewelry and Gold Plated Sterling Silver Jewelry is the best investment for your wardrobe and wallet, which styles do you want to add to your collection?