At Messages in Metal, we believe our customers deserve the best when it comes to choosing a sterling silver name necklace and that’s why our materials are the best.
Our Sterling Silver
We use top quality .925 Sterling Silver that is refined to have extra anti-tarnish properties built in. This makes our sterling silver personalized jewelry superior to many competitors and with proper care, your sterling silver engraved necklace and stamped jewelry from Messages in Metal should look brand new for years to come.
In most cases, we also use 1mm thick silver for our pendants. This increase in the thickness ensures that you’re getting personalized necklaces that are high quality and have superior longevity and durability.
Caring for your .925 Sterling Silver custom personalized jewelry
Sterling silver is very easy to clean and maintain to keep it looking its best. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for caring for your sterling silver personalized jewelry.
DO use a soft cloth to clean and polish your sterling silver jewelry weekly or bi-weekly. This will remove any build-up of oils and chemicals on the surface of the jewelry and keep your sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing.
DO apply lotions and perfumes first before putting on your necklace. Applying lotions, perfumes, sprays etc. and allowing them to dry on the skin is a great way to enhance the beauty of your jewelry. This will not only help with tarnishing by diminishing the chances of build up but will also help with keeping the luster on your engraved jewelry.
DO NOT wear your sterling silver jewelry while showering, swimming. Harsh chemicals can weaken and damage the integrity of the metal.
DO NOT use harsh jewelry cleaners to clean your sterling silver jewelry. If you would like to clean your personalized jewelry, a gentle cleaner of 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 2 tbsp of baking soda can remove heavy tarnish. Simply soak the jewelry for an hour or two, rinse and wipe clean.