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Sterling silver dainty hollow open heart earrings (6-7mm) for those girls who love hearts! These sweet little earrings are rhodium plated for everlasting quality with screw backs so she won't lose them and come packaged in darling gift box. These earrings are genuine .925 sterling silver and should not irritate sensitive ears. Coordinating necklace available as well.
4K Gold-plated (over sterling silver) dainty hollow open heart earrings (6-7mm) with sparkling CZs. These feature screw backs so she won't lose them and come packaged in darling gift box. These little gold heart earrings are genuine .925 sterling silver and should not irritate sensitive ears.
Cherished Moments meets all safety requirements for CPSIA regulations. All jewelry pieces are constructed with 100% .925 Sterling Silver. We do not use any base metals which can contain lead, cadmium or other metals. All components for our jewelry are lead-free and have been tested for lead content by a certified third-party laboratory. As a result, many of the beads we use are semi-precious stones such freshwater pearls, rubies, amethyst, and pink sapphires.
Cherished Moments great care in the manufacturing process to consider all safety factors. Each piece is hand-beaded in the USA by trained employees. We use stainless steel wire with a 21-pound break test. We also loop directly through the back side of the lobster clasp to eliminate the use of an open jump ring. This minimizes the chance of the jewelry breaking.
Cherished Moments also manufactures the majority of our own charms which allows us to require soldered-closed jump rings so they cannot be removed or worked loose.
As noted on packaging, jewelry could be a choking hazard and children under the age of 3 must be supervised by an adult while wearing jewelry.
Although top quality materials have been used in crafting all bracelets and necklaces, accidents can and do happen so adult supervision is important. Please remove jewelry before putting children to bed or nap time.
With safety in mind - ENJOY YOUR JEWELRY!
Silver is a High-Quality Precious Metal
Sterling Silver is 92.5% Silver with 7.5% copper to give it strength, since 100% pure silver is too soft, marks easily, and is not as durable. This composition for Sterling Silver is the standard for fine jewelry.
Why Does Silver Tarnish?
Silver naturally reacts with hydrogen sulfide found in the air which causes the silver to darken and over time. Strangely enough, when worn silver rarely shows signs of tarnishing since the natural rubbing against your clothes will keep it clean. The process of tarnishing can be increased by not wearing your jewelry or not keeping in an airtight ziplock bag between wearings.
Best Practice to Avoid Tarnish
CLEANING SILVER WITH TARNISH
Here are some great ways to remove tarnish once it begins:
1. Polishing Cloth.
Sterling silver is a precious metal and may require cleaning from time to time. Using a small amount of silver polish on a soft cloth, gently rub the silver several times. Then rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water and carefully dry. This will remove the tarnish and dullness, keeping your sterling silver like new. Please avoid chlorine and bleach which accelerate tarnishing.
Reasons your Silver Jewelry may tarnish more quickly than others:
Silver does not like sulfur, which is found in small amounts in the air which overtime can cause tarnish.
Humidity is also an enemy of silver, so if you live in a humid area especial with salt water this will accelerate the tarnish of your jewelry. Chlorine found in pools is one of the worst enemies of silver! Do not wear your silver in swimming pools.
Chances are your silver will over time begin to tarnish if not worn. So if you are not going to be wearing it for a time, please keep in an airtight bag to prevent tarnish and keep your jewelry sparkling and like new!
We hope you enjoy your keepsake jewelry and hope this helps with how to care for it.