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This pretty vine-motif pendant is made from solid sterling silver with a beautiful polish. The abstract vine design is framed by a curved rectangle and appointed with a fixed bail. A beautiful choice for everyday wear, it presents on an 18-inch shot-bead chain.
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Sterling Silver History
Experts believe that silver alloy, used today as sterling silver, originated in continental Europe in the 12th century. Pure silver was found to be a soft and easily damageable material. When combined with other metals, most commonly cooper, it produced a tougher material that could be heavily relied on. Throughout the next few centuries, sterling silver was used as currency and for household items. It was often used as silverware and became the material used in a proper table setting between 1840 and 1940 throughout the United States and Europe. Because of this popularity, silver companies began to grow. During this craze, companies began to experiment using sterling silver compositions in jewelry, as it was a material that was easy to mold into intricate designs and gave a luxurious look with its metallic finish. Today, sterling silver is widely used in all kinds of jewelry styles and shines as beautifully as other precious metals, with the benefit of affordable pricing.
Sterling Silver Composition
While pure silver can be combined with many different types of metals, sterling silver is created when combining pure silver with copper. Sterling silver jewelry can be composed with different amounts of copper but is most often seen with the .925 stamp, meaning that the composition is of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. This has been found to be a good combination for maintaining the silver's durability without harming its sparkle.
Caring for Your Sterling Silver Jewelry
Silver should not come into contact with harsh household chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, or chlorine. To avoid scratches, store silver in a lined jewelry box or pouch, as it is prone to tarnish as it naturally reacts with sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the air. Cleaning and wearing silver jewelry regularly will prevent this and help maintain its shine. Immediately upon noticing any discoloration, use a gentle polish made specifically for removing tarnish.
- Package Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.3 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- ASIN: B0015DX6HA
- Item model number: 52602QG
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 2, 2008
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Amazon Collection|
|Metal stamp||925 Sterling|
|Total metal weight||3.8 Grams|
|Package||Regal Blue Sueded-Cloth Pouch|
Top customer reviews
The pendant is about an inch tall including the bail-loop, and 1/3 of an inch wide. The chain seems prettier than in the photo. The chain is so thin that it seems delicate. I moved the pendant to a thicker necklace that I like better. It was easy to slide the pendant off the necklace it came with, and onto another necklace. The bail-loop (for hanging the pendant) is wide enough to fit most average chains.
Inside the usual plain Amazon delivery carton, the necklace arrived with both a box and a bag: a small, navy-blue jewelry-style box, and a small purple velveteen bag with drawstring closure. With the nice presentation it is suitable as a gift.
I liked the style of this pendant so much, that I ordered another pendant in a very similar pattern, but a much larger size, to wear with outfits that need a bold pendant. If you want to see that larger pendant, do a search on Amazon ID number B000AHICUI; just put B000AHICUI in the search box near the center top of the page. That larger pendant is almost 2 inches tall including the bail-loop, and 3/4 inch wide, but the chain is shorter and a different style (spiral wire).
I replaced the chain because I didn't like it (it's not overly elegant), but that was a small price to pay for a beautiful pendant like this one. I did some searching for matching earrings and did not find much, but stumbled across the Boma Sterling Silver Vine Cut Out Hoops today. I may pick them up as a Yule present to compliment the necklace!
1) Longer chain. I prefer 18 to 16 and because I already have a shot bead chain, I knew I would like it.
2) Size of pendant. This one measures just a smidge over 1 inch, the other almost 2 inches. I most often prefer smaller pendants.
3) Price. $25 vs. $45 and in the end I actually paid less because this was on sale.
I'm happy with this necklace and would recommend it to anyone that has similar preferences.