The most popular silver used in jewellery is sterling silver
Silver is a very malleable and ductile metal, which means it can be pulled into a wire or hammered into a thin sheet without breaking. It is a white metal.
In its purest form, silver is a soft metal, which can be easily damaged. In order to increase its strength silver is alloyed with other metals. Although any metal can be added, but most popular is copper. It improves durability and strength without effecting too much of its beautiful colour and sheen. It is more reflective than gold and can achieve the most brilliant polish.
The most popular silver used in jewellery is sterling silver. It is composed of 92.5% of silver and 7.5% copper or other metals, this makes it excellent for jewellery.