Handmade Silver Jewelry -Silver Pendant Tutorial

Today we will show you how to make your own handmade silver jewelry.

It’s really not difficult to make your own

handmade silver jewelry,

let’s get started,Shall We?

 

Melt The Silver

handmade jewelry

 

Suppress The Silver Into Silver Piece

Silver Piece

 

Suppress The Silver Piece into Silver Silk

Cut part of the Silver Piece we made last step,then suppress into Silver Silk.

Silver Silk

Suppress The Silver Silk into Smaller Silver Silk

Handmade Silver Jewelry Silk

 Again

Handmade Silver Jewelry Silk

And Again

Handmade Silver Jewelry Silk

 

Wrap The Agate

Use the Silver Silk we made to warp the agate,

wrap it tight and full!

Make an agate shaped silver round.

Handmade Silver Jewelry Agate

Handmade Silver Jewelry Agate

welding

Now we got the agate round Silver Silk and piece of blank silver.

Time to weld them together!

Attention,don’t put the fire too strong! Silver is soft!

Handmade Silver Jewelry Welding

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Clean  Silver

 

 

Handmade Silver Jewelry Clean

Well,it looks really not nice! ☹

Don’t worry! We got this!

Use tweezers to put our silver piece into nitric acid for a little while.

 

Handmade Silver Jewelry Clean

After that,you shall see our silver piece is a little gloss and shine!

 

Cut Off Extra Silver

Use the saw,to cut off what’s unnecessary !

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Rough Polish Silver

Use the file to fix the border.

Handmade Silver Jewelry Polish

Actually,we can call it Pendant now,or at least half Pendant .☺

Preview of Handmade Silver Pendant 

We are almost there!

Now put your Agate and half silver Pendant  together!

Not bad, right?

Handmade Silver Jewelry Semi-finished

Welding Accessories

Let’s get our accessories weld together!

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Carefully Polish Silver

Carefully Polish our Silver Pendant this time!

Play soft and nice,try not to scratch the surface.

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Mount The Pendant  

Handmade Silver Jewelry Mount

Use Jade Knife carefully press the Silver to wrap the agate closely.

Polishing Again

Handmade Silver Jewelry Polishing

It’s Done!

Handmade Silver Jewelry

And Done!

Handmade Silver Jewelry Pendant  

Thanks for your reading!

And feel free to comment!

SPINNING S925 STERLING SILVER OPEN DOUBLE GEMSTONE RING

What Is S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry ?

Today we are gonna go through  What Is S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry ?

We hope after you read,you will have better understanding of Silver Jewelry.

 

What Is S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry ?

There are two kinds of silver materials ,

PURE SILVER and FINE SILVER.

The difference between them is below.

PURE SILVER:The Silver content should not less than 990‰.

But PURE SILVER is too soft,it’s not suitable for jewelry making.

It mostly for making coins.

FINE SILVER:The Silver content should not less than 925‰.

We also call it 925 Silver or S925 Silver.

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry usually made from 925‰ of silver and 75‰ extra metals.

After the jewelry made of S925 Silver been polished,

its gloss and beauty is far better than the PURE SILVER.

That’s why we use S925 SILVER for Jewelry designs and utensils.

With humidity and bisulphite or Hydrogen sulfide,

the silver can easily been oxidized.

Egg and Sulfur containing food even rubber objects can make Silver become dark.

The way we call the Silver been oxidized is mostly sulfide.

Human’s sweat contains a lot of sulfur with directly touch,

Your S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry will become dark real soon.

 

About Silver Stamp

 

Silver Stamp is based on Thousands of scores.

Pure Silver:The Silver content should not less than 990‰,

Stamp with “PURE SILVER” or exact content Mark.

925 Silver:The Silver content should not less than 925‰.

Stamp with “925 SILVER” or “S925 SILVER” Mark.

Now you know What Is S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry,

what about Other precious metals’ Stamps?

Let’s keep reading!

 

About Other precious metals Stamps

 

Pure Gold:The Gold content should not less than 990‰,

Stamp with “GOLD990” or “G990”.

Inlaid Metal:The Gold content should not less than 999‰,

Stamp with “GOLD999” or “G999”.

K Gold:The Gold content between 8K and 24k,1k=4.1666…%

Pure Platinum:The Platinum content should not less than 999‰.

Stamp with “PT990” Mark.

950 Platinum:The Platinum content should not less than 950‰.

Stamp with “PT950” Mark.

900 Platinum:The Platinum content should not less than 900‰.

Stamp with “PT900” Mark.

850 Platinum:The Platinum content should not less than 850‰.

Stamp with “PT850” Mark.

The Platinum always combined with its congeners Palladium.

For example PT900 means 900‰of Platinum and 100‰ of Palladium.

The Platinum content should above 85% in Platinum jewelry.

Gold Plated:With electrolyzation method,

to plate a very thin layer of Gold on Silver or Copper jewelry.

The Layer should not thinner than 0.05um. Stamp with “GP” or “KP”.

Gild:The technique is different form Gold Plated,and the component of god is much more.

But still a layer warped the Silver or Copper jewelry.

The layer of gold should more than10k,

the weight should no less than 1/20 of the jewelry.

Stamp with “KF”.

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

This article is about How to  Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity?

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 

 Look the surface

The more purity the more your Sterling looks white and clean.

If your Sterling Silver Jewelry is real,the surface should looks even shine and polishing.

If your jewelry has too much lead it will looks cinerous.

Too much cooper it will looks roof and less shine.

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 

Weigh the weight

The S925 Silver’s thickness is bigger than most common metals.

Generally speaking the aluminum is light,

Silver is heavy and cooper is just normal.

So weigh the weight of your S925 Silver jewelry,

can be your tentative way to Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity.

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 

 

Listen the voice

Drop your Sterling Silver Jewelry.

if it’s real,you will hear a heavy sound and it will not jump high.

The less purity of jewelry the lower and sharper the sound,

sometimes even comes with rhythm also the jewelry will jump pretty high.

Especially when the silver jewelry has too much cooper.

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 

Polish with White cloth

If your S925 Silver Jewelry is real,

you should find some black marks.

Cause air exposure will make Sterling Silver oxidized.

 

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 

Smell the Smell

If your S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry is real,

you should smell nothing.

Because Silver has no smell.

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 

Magnet Test

Most of metals love Magnet.

But precious metals don’t!

When Magnet comes ,Silver has no effect,Gold has no effect,

Platinum has no effect even Cooper don’t make a move!

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 Silver Stamp

The real S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry always come with Stamp

“S925”,”925”,”Ster”or “Sterling Silver” in hidden place.

If you didn’t find the mark any where,you need to be wary!

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

Hardness Test

As well known S925 Sterling Silver is one of the softer metals.

You can gently bend your S925 Sterling Silver jewelry easily,

other wise the jewelry has less purity.

(But be careful,don’t try too hard to break the jewelry .)

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

Acid Test

This is a chemistry way to test your Sterling Silver purity .

If you take a little dig you will find Silver has effect to Acid .

If you drop a little of nitric acid or hydrochloric acid on hidden place of your jewelry ,

you will see a creamy mossy shows.

On the another hand,it got be wrong!

Cause silver always has effect to Acid.

(Attention please! It’s not safe, if you never did this kind of practice before!

You need to find someone who’s capable of! )

Identify S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Purity

 

Silver washing water

If your S925 Silver Jewelry get dark,

use Silver washing water.

Your jewelry will gloss again.

On the other hand,nothing will happen.

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean

 

Those Tips above could help your identify your S925 silver jewelry in most cases.

But due to the shape and craftwork of your Silver jewelry,

the tests result maybe not as you expected.

We suggest you can run more tests in that case.

We do not recommend doing test for old or ancient silver jewelry.

As run the tests may cause undone harm to those precious.

 

Finally,we think the best way is to find a reliable silver jewelry supplier!

Which will save you a lot of money , time and let you out of troubles and issues.

 

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean

This article is about S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean,

hope it will help you maintain your Silver Jewelry better!

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean

 

When you don’t want to wear your 925 Sterling silver jewelry .

You need to make sure keep your silver jewelry well packaged in clean and dry.

Keep Your S925 Silver Jewelry away from air will reduce the chance getting oxidized.

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean

 

 

No water or Irritant liquid.

Silver Jewelry or any other precious metal jewelry,are better not touch with water or Irritant liquid.

When you are in thermal springs,you need to take off your Sterling Silver Jewelry.

Because thermal springs contains a lot sulfur.

It’s not OK to wear your Silver jewelry when taking show,as the soap more or less has sulfur too.

Especially for those Sterling Silver which has gemstone,crystal,Cubic Zirconia etc.

Because water will get into the connect parts of Silver and stones then make your jewelry fall apart soon.

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean

For glaze S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry’s daily clean.

You can use soft paper or cloth to clean your Jewelry in one way roll ,

that will reduce the scratches.

It’s best to use Professional Silver polishing cloth!

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean

 

 

How to use Silver washing water?

If your Silver jewelry been oxidized and looks less shine.

You can use Silver washing water to bring your jewelry shine again!

First,put your silver jewelry in silver washing water for 3 seconds or little longer if the oxidized is really bad.

Second,rub it for a moment,then clean it with fresh water and use cloth to dry it.

Finally,put into alkaline water like soap water, for second.

Then use fresh water to clean it again.

Why? Because alkaline can neutralize the Silver washing water’s acid!

Attention Please!

Don’t use this way to old or ancient silver jewelry.

As Silver washing water may cause undone harm to those precious.

Also you need to be careful to use Silver washing water for the jewelry which has stones,

don’t let the water touch the connect parts.

S925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Care And Clean

How to clean for ancient craft-work Sterling Silver Jewelry?

use Silver polishing cloth is good enough.

Do not use Silver washing water to clean your ancient Silver jewelry!