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Discover the Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.
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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.
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 2.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00200K9CM
- Item model number: S12168-16A
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 11, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Amazon Collection|
|Total metal weight||4.13 Grams|
|Metal Weight||4.13 Grams|
|Package||Oversized Medium box|
Top Customer Reviews
When I received it I was surprised at how lightweight and delicate it was. I also was unsure that it was a full 20 inches, but after measuring I can confirm that it is. I feel it can be worn casual with jeans and a t-shirt or dress it up with earrings or a bracelet. For the price I paid (Just a tad more than $10) I am happy with it and will add it to my jewelry case.
If you prefer a different length it does come in several:
Sterling Silver Flat Circle-Link Chain Necklace, 16"
Sterling Silver Flat Circle-Link Chain Necklace, 18"
Sterling Silver Flat Circle-Link Chain Necklace, 24"
*A tip on getting a matching bracelet @ a lower cost. Measure your wrist and buy a necklace that it 2-3 times larger. Then wrap it around your wrist a couple times before securing.
As described, the links are about 5.5mm, which is a smidge less than 1/4". The chain is lightweight, but sturdy. It's very shiny, but of course since it's sterling, it will patina with time. I love that the links also work as one end of the clasp... this means that you can easily wear the necklace at a shorter length (it's as if there's a self extender there) and also that it's easy to wear as a bracelet, as another reviewer mentioned. It's just slightly frustrating that the round clasp is about the same size as the links and that it's sometimes hard to find the clasp.
Update: Aug 2016 -- Well I rarely take this chain off, and it's just as shiny and pretty as the day I bought it. The fact that I wear it every day and night speaks to its durability. I still love this chain.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This chain is exact what I have been looking for. Even prettier than the picture. I've been wearing it day and night and it seems very sturdy. I'm very happy with it.Published 1 month ago by Sheila
Great quality. Strong and beautiful chain. Gave this chain to my best friend as a birthday gift. She actually wears it! Great buy!Published 4 months ago by A. Mears
A little shorter than I thought it would be. It's pretty. The clasp is a little awkward.Published 7 months ago by Jeanne Moore