There was a time when silver was considered the ‘lesser metal’ to gold, but if the current market is to be believed, silver has arrived and has started to crack into gold’s market share. You can now find different silver-basedDiscount van cleef jewelry pieces that are available in the market and ready to compete with gold. And if you are in the market for jewelry, you’ll find that the selections are extensive and will match your desires and requirements. But first a few words about the ‘silver’ that’s used in most silver Van Cleeff & Arpels Replica jewelry pieces from earrings to necklaces.

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The material used in making your favorite silver Van Cleef  Alhambra necklace knockoff is not made from ‘pure silver’. If pure silver is used, then the product will easily damage since its soft and malleable. To address these limitations, jewelry makers usually combine pure silver with another metal to come up with an alloy that is harder and can withstand use and abuse. Sterling silver is the most common alloy, and this is made by combining silver with copper. A sterling silver is made up of 92.5 percent silver, and the rest is made up of copper.

There are other metals that can be combined with silver, like zinc and nickel, but copper provides the best combination in making the alloy more durable without affecting the color of silver. The addition of copper into silver will not influence the overall value of the precious metal. What affects the overall value of silver is the labor and the creativity that comes in making the silver Van Cleef  Alhambra replica item, and of course the complexity of the design.

Sterling silver Cheap Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry is a mark of quality in the jewelry business. It comes with at least 90 percent silver, and the rest are alloys for better durability and strength. This material will also not wear down compared to silver-plated silver jewelry. So the next time you spot a great looking silver necklace made from sterling silver, consider it as a valuable investment that you can make. It can complete your look for the day, use on special occasions and pass on as heirloom provided you take good care of it.