Many of the styles we carry are handmade; you can see the craftsmanship in each unique piece. Like gold, silver is very dectile and malleable, rating a 2.7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, as compared to gold's 2.5 rating. This makes silver easy to manipulate and a perfect choice for handmade pieces.
Traditional sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper with traces of nickel, which is what can cause an allergic reaction in people with intense jewelry allergies. These allergies can be avoided through rhodium plating, since rhodium is hypoallergenic.
Silver has a white color and a brilliant metallic luster that can withstand a high degree of polish.