Believing Girls Can Do Anything

At Silpada, we’re always working to come up with ways to support and empower women. From keeping them heart-healthy (WomenHeart) to preserving the world they live in (One Tree Planted), we’ve tried to leave no rock unturned when it comes to our mission for change

As we continue to explore ways to help our communities, a thought occurred—women didn’t start as women. We were all little girls once. Curious, courageous, colorful little girls. Little girls that have to face personal and societal challenges and barriers. Little girls that, we believe, can learn and grow up intelligent, strong, and bold in spite of it all—with some support and guidance. 

With this new commitment at the forefront of our minds, we started looking for organizations where we could be a supporter for girls in our communities. Coincidentally (and fortuitously!), our Director of Marketplaces and Merchandising, Laura Parker, has an 11-year-old daughter. She’s part of an excellent group called Girls Inc. They teach girls of all ages how to value themselves, take risks, and discover and develop natural strengths and skills. 

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The Most Popular Jewelry Styles in 2021

Buying jewelry for a special person in your life—whether a girlfriend, wife, mother, best friend, sister, or someone else—can be tricky. The right piece can be the perfect gift for a special day, celebration, or “just because.” However, jewelry that doesn’t quite make her heart skip a beat could end up gathering dust in a drawer. 

But, how do you know what jewelry will thrill your loved one? Do they want silver or gold? Would they prefer a necklace or earrings? Are they a fan of gemstones? How do they feel about personalization? 

No need to stress—or risk giving away the surprise gift you have planned by asking too many questions! At Silpada, we recently conducted a survey about the most popular jewelry styles of 2021.

We are here to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry for Mother’s Day, an anniversary or birthday, or simply a way to tell a woman in your life how special they are.

How We Found Out What Jewelry is in Style

Jewelry preferences and popular choices change over time, so we set out to discover what types of jewelry today’s women really want. To learn more about the most popular jewelry of 2021, we talked to a diverse group of 600 women from across the United States to tell us about their dream jewelry. 

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Leaving a Green Legacy

Silpada’s Partnership With One Tree Planted

Community Matters

At Silpada, on top of sharing our love for sterling silver jewelry, we’re committed to fostering a supportive community. One where generations of women can share their interests, their vision of the future, and the responsibility to create the world we wish to live in.

We are inspired regularly by the generosity we see from our sisters. Our community has raised tens of thousands of dollars in recent years for those in need (learn more here.) With Earth Day approaching, we were motivated to look beyond our local community and make a change on a global scale. 

Trees are powerful instruments in the fight against global warming.We encourage our customers to pass their favorite jewelry on to the next generation—what if we could leave an even greater gift to future generations?

We decided the best thing we can do today to plan for tomorrow is to take care of our shared home—Earth. 

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How to Care for Your Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling silver jewelry is a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection and with proper care, can last a long time. From sterling silver rings and necklaces, to bracelets and earrings, you can’t go wrong when building your collection of beautiful pieces. 

But how do you safely care for sterling silver jewelry at home? We’re here to help with our favorite tips for how to limit tarnishing and oxidation, and how to clean sterling silver jewelry, so your jewelry is as bright and brilliant as the day you got it. 

Sterling silver necklace, hoop earrings, and a gemstone ring displayed against a white background.

How to Prevent Your Sterling Silver Jewelry from Tarnishing

Before you get to cleaning sterling silver, there are some simple ways to care for sterling silver jewelry that will help prevent tarnishing. Proper care can also mean less frequent cleanings. 

Another consideration with silver jewelry that many people ask about is does sterling silver turn your finger green? The simple answer is maybe. Not all sterling silver is destined to turn your fingers green, but there are a few reasons that it could:

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Does Sterling Silver Tarnish or Rust Over Time?

Sterling silver jewelry is a beautiful, popular choice for many people looking to add to their jewelry collection or give a great gift. One of the reasons why sterling silver jewelry is so popular is because of its brilliant shine. But does that shine fade over time? Does sterling silver tarnish or does sterling silver rust? 

We’re here to help answer those questions by providing some important information about sterling silver, what it is, and how to best care for it, so you can make an informed purchasing decision when looking for your next piece of jewelry.

What is Tarnish?

Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion or discoloration created when the silver reacts with sulphur compounds found in air, moisture, chemicals, and other elements. Tarnished silver may appear to have a dark gray or black coating and lose its shine. 

While pure silver is actually resistant to tarnish, it’s too soft for creating jewelry. When comparing sterling silver vs. silver, much of the difference has to do with the metal’s durability. Sterling silver is a combination of silver and other metals (known as an alloy), which is strong enough to be formed into jewelry. Yet, silver alloys are more prone to tarnish, particularly in humid environments or those with more air pollution.  

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