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Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
- Amazon Sales Rank: #15 in Jewelry
- Brand: Amazon.com Collection
- Model: 428624
- A wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, an upcoming birthday, or just because.
- Sterling Silver contains a polished finish for radiant shine.
Amazon.com Product Description
Celebrate the special bond between mother and child with the Sterling SIlver “A Mother Holds Her Childs Hangs For A Short While And Their Hearts Forever” Heart Pendant. This pretty looped heart pendant is inscribed with a heartfelt message about the rapid pace of a child’s growth, and the endurance of a mother’s love. A beautiful gift, with a sentiment that any mother can appreciate, it’s finely crafted in polished sterling silver and presented on an 18-inch sterling silver box chain.
About Sterling Silver Jewelry
Experts believe that silver alloy, used today as sterling silver, originated in continental Europe in the 12th century. Pure silver was found to be a soft and easily damageable material. When combined with other metals, most commonly cooper; it produced a tougher material that could be heavily relied on. Throughout the next few centuries, sterling silver was used as currency and household items. It was often used as silverware and became the material used in a proper table setting between 1840 and 1940 throughout the United States and Europe. Because of this popularity, silver companies began to grown. During this craze, companies began to experiment using sterling silver compositions in jewelry as it was a material that was easy to mold into intricate designs and gave a luxurious look with its metallic finish. Today, sterling silver is widely used in all kinds of jewelry styles and shines as beautifully as other precious metals, with the benefit of affordable pricing.
Sterling Silver Composition
While pure silver can be combined with many different types of metals, sterling silver is created when combining pure silver with copper. Sterling silver jewelry can be composed with different amounts of copper but is most often seen with the .925 stamp, meaning that the composition is of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. This has been found to be a good combination for maintaining the silver’s durability without harming its sparkle.
Caring For Your Sterling Silver Jewelry
Silver should not come into contact with harsh household chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, or chlorine. To avoid scratches, store silver in a lined jewelry box or pouch, as it is prone to tarnish as it naturally reacts with sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the air. Cleaning and wearing silver jewelry regularly will prevent this and help maintain its shine. Immediately upon noticing any discoloration, use a gentle polish made specifically for removing tarnish.
Most helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
I had been looking forward to receiving this necklace and was very disappointed when it arrived. The chain is cheap and the silver stamp is right on the front of the pendant. I sent it back.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Nice saying …
I bought this for my mother because I loved the saying…unfortunately it was difficult for either of us to read.
It is pretty but if I had seen it in person I would not have purchased it.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Sweet gift for my daughter!
By K. Morris
I purchased this for my daughter for her first Mother’s Day. While she loves it and wears it a great deal, she has made comments that it is bit top heavy so much of the time the pendant is upside down. Other than that…it was a great gift!