SILVER MYTHS AND TRUTHS
Silver is a valuable and timeless metal that is often used in jewelry. However, many myths surround this precious metal. Here are some of the most common myths about silver, along with the truth behind them.
Myth 1: Silver never darkens.
Truth: Silver can darken over time due to a layer of oxidation that forms on the surface of the metal. However, it is possible to clean silver to remove the darkening.
Myth 2: Toothpaste is great for cleaning your jewelry.
Truth: Toothpaste does clean silver, removing dirt and oxidation. However, it causes the matte effect because toothpaste doesn't have a polishing effect.
Myth 3: Silver will never go bad, even if I don't take care of it.
Truth: All jewelry can be damaged. No matter how high quality silver is, some carelessness can damage the metal's properties, namely through intense contact with household cleaning products.
Myth 4: Silver is hypoallergenic.
Truth: Although silver is generally considered to be hypoallergenic, some people can develop allergic reactions when wearing silver jewelry. This is due to other metals present in the silver alloy or the heat treatment applied to it.
Truth 1: The shade of silver is beneficial to match your style. The neutral tone of silver easily matches all styles and looks. It can be worn in all seasons, with cold or warm clothing, on casual occasions or at important events.
Truth 2: Silver has great versatility. Due to the malleability of the metal, unique jewelry models with incredible details are created. With fine and delicate models, or more robust and well-crafted ones, you have many options to choose from.
Truth 3: Silver never goes out of style. Because of silver's durability, malleability, and unique beauty, it is timeless.
Truth 4 : Wearing silver jewelry when doing physical exercise should be avoided. It is more common than you might think for accidents to occur, particularly on bodybuilding equipment, which can damage the jewelry.
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In summary, there are many silver myths and truths, but it is important to do your research and understand the properties of the metal before purchasing a piece of silver jewelry.