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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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Women’s Month: The Importance of Self-Care and Supporting Others

This month, we’re raising our proverbial glasses to women. To the women we know, the women we don’t, the women we are, and the women we aspire to be. 

Supporting and empowering women has always been a pillar of Silpada’s core. Also, we recognize that Women’s Month is the perfect time to look at our collective communities and make efforts to uplift others…but how?  

With so many worthy female-centric causes, landing on one was no easy task. After some reflection, we realized that mental health and self-care are two crucial but often ignored issues for women. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 1 in 5 women in the United States has mental health problems such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or an eating disorder. While these issues are difficult for all women, women of color are especially hard hit. From a lack of access and funding to cultural stigma, they faced a great multitude of hurdles. So we set out to look for an impactful way we could help, and what we found was The Loveland Foundation

Loveland Foundation
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Sterling Silver vs. Pure Silver vs. Silver-Plated Jewelry: What are the Differences?

Silver jewelry is a timeless accessory because it can spice up any outfit and can be worn casually, on date night, or to a fancy event (in fact, we have a whole guide dedicated to pairing silver jewelry with any outfit). But not all silver jewelry is created equal! In fact, there are some major differences between sterling silver vs. silver vs. silver-plated jewelry that you should know before purchasing.  

Let’s look at the differences between these popular silver choices and help you find the perfect piece that’s right for you! 

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