Why Sterling Silver Jewelry Makes Me Happy

For centuries, sterling silver has been a prized material for crafting jewelry and other items because of its highly lustrous finish and versatile applications.

Sterling silver, also designated as .925 silver, is an alloy of silver and other metals and is harder than gold. It is also considered one of the more flexible metals because of the ease of use, making it a premium material for crafting jewelry. Silver is less expensive than gold but that does not affect the beauty of the pieces that can be created using this precious metal.

As a matter of fact, NOVICA artisans from different corners of the world are masters of the creation of beautiful sterling silver pieces. They have compiled a truly impressive collection that is sure to please all jewelry lovers.

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Tree Theme Wide Band Ring
‘Tree in Spring’ Handcrafted Sterling Silver Tree Theme Wide Band Ring

There are many reasons to love sterling silver

While lower in cost compared to gold, which is a nice incentive, there is a lot more than savings that make sterling silver appealing to many. For example, sterling silver jewelry is an alloy composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% nickel or copper, which makes it the perfect choice for those who suffer from metal allergies.

Easy to wear
Sterling silver is also very easy to dress up or dress down depending on the design, adding the benefit of versatility.

Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia, silver jewelry
‘Floral Buds’ Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia

So much to choose from

Because sterling silver is so easy to craft, it is the metal of choice for many designers. NOVICA artisans deliver beautifully crafted jewelry pieces from around the world. The wide variety gives you the opportunity to experiment with different jewelry styles.

Floral Sterling Silver and Amethyst Jewelry Set, sterling silver jewelry set
‘Falling Leaves’ Floral Sterling Silver and Amethyst Jewelry Set

Jewelry is not the only thing you can find craft from sterling silver

Silver uses are not limited to creating jewelry. You can find a large array of objects from eating utensils to home decoration pieces to accessories made from the precious metal.

Thai Weavings Silver Plated Petite Woven Shoulder Bag Why Sterling Silver Jewelry Makes Me Happy
‘Thai Weavings’ Silver Plated Petite Woven Shoulder Bag

Can be easily combined with other materials

Sterling silver can be used by itself or combined with many other materials such as leather, semi-precious stones, or pearls to easily match any jewelry or lifestyle. It’s also suitable for both men and women.

One Strength Men's Sterling Silver and Leather Bracelet from Bali Why Sterling Silver Jewelry Makes Me Happy
‘One Strength’ Men’s Sterling Silver and Leather Bracelet from Bali

Statement pieces

Sterling silver jewelry can make a bold statement and help you express your personality. Be daring with inventive designs that show off your style.

Indian Floral Sterling Silver Turquoise Colored Pendant, sterling silver pendant
‘Sweet Blue’ Indian Floral Sterling Silver and Magnesite Pendant

Long lasting

Sterling silver is one of those metals that will last a lifetime when treated properly. Caring for your silver jewelry is easy when carefully stored in airproof pouches, or other containers, when not in use. What’s not to love about this beautiful metal?

Balinese Sterling Silver Accent Ring with White Pearl, sterling silver ring
‘Maritime Treasure’ Balinese Sterling Silver Accent Ring with White Pearl

NOVICA offers you a great selection of beautiful sterling silver jewelry pieces. No matter what you choose, you know you are giving a truly unique gift while helping artisans from around the world share their amazing work!


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Nice article. Jewellery collection is very pretty.

Page Sargisson
Page Sargisson

Couldn’t agree more! It’s the perfect trade off between “bling” and “class”. Most pure silver chain necklaces, rings etc for women tend to be perceived as dull and easy to damage. But with sterling silver in use, the product can be molded with much more ease and craftsmanship to give you a finish that is distinct and much more durable. Not only that, sterling silver allows more combinations of materials simply because it goes well with almost everything used in fine jewelry products.

Rashid Selim
Rashid Selim

When I look for jewelry, the first thing comes in mind is perfection and style, and the second most important thing comes in my mind is metal of the jewelry. Above all, I prefer this metal because metal determines the look as well as durability of the jewelry. And, for durability and style, perfect and fit, I must prefer sterling silver jewelry that makes me happy. I feel good, stylish and unparalleled from my inside out when I wear sterling silver.

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Whenever I think about shopping jewelry I always look for a lightweight necklace, as it is very comfortable to carry out a with any apparel. Thanks for suggesting me this wonderful sterling silver jewelry.


Hi Jennifer! What a good article of sterling silver. I have seen the wonders that can be done with it, even in combination with other jewels, such as amber. The silver should be worked by very good craftsmen, but with effort you can achieve the beautiful pieces that you show here, and be able to last a long, long time.

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Mens Stainless Steel Necklace

Jewelry is the most attractive thing and we love to wear. Thanks for sharing the wonderful article with us.