About Joy and Rachel
Our mission is to offer high quality, hand-finished, modern and genuine sterling silver jewelry at affordable prices, thereby inspiring our customers to express their individuality with our unique designs and styles.
What is 925 Sterling Silver?
To make silver durable enough for use in jewelry, pure silver, which has a .999 fineness (99.9%), is often alloyed with small quantities of copper (7.5%). The copper is added to strengthen the silver and the resulting product is 925 sterling silver (92.5%).
What is Platinum Plating?
Platinum plating is a metal deposition process used to coat materials with a decorative and protective layer of platinum. Platinum imparts an extremely bright and durable wearing finish to silver. Platinum finishes can greatly enhance the appearance and longevity of silver.
What is Cubic Zirconia (CZ) Stone?
Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is similar to a diamond with its brilliance and crystal clarity, but it is a synthesized (man-made) crystalline material that is colorless, hard, and flawless. It looks so much like a diamond, it is an affordable alternative to diamonds. It can made in different colors to simulate the different colors of a diamond.
How to Care for Sterling Silver?
Store your jewelry in a dry and air-tight place, separating each individual piece. Wear your jewelry often, but be sure to remove it when working with certain chemicals or foods that contain sulfer. As a rule of thumb, it is always best to put on your jewelry last when getting dressed. Polishing your jewelry before it becomes too tarnished will minimize the amount of work needed, but be sure to use the right type of cloth and stroke pattern. All of this will help keep your Sterling Silver jewelry looking brilliant for years to come.