Earrings have always fascinated both men and women as simple accessories. Made in sterling silver they have become a habit for some. Pure silver, which is known as fine silver is very soft in its original form and thus is not preferred in the jewelery industry. This is primarily because it is unable to go through the crafting process without scratches and in most cases cannot take the weight of the gemstones cast in them. Therefore, the best option for silver jewelery is sterling silver, which is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals.
Sterling silver earrings are a favorite amongst almost every woman. These are available in varied sizes and go with almost, every attire. Even if the earring is a western design, it does go well with any ethnic garment. These earrings can be crafted as studs, hoops or danglers. Sterling silver earrings are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be any shape or size, from tiny little squares that give a discrete glimmer, to large dangling ones which are very popular. Other shapes include of heart shaped earrings, disc shaped earrings and oblong shaped earrings. Indian sterling silver earrings are usually treated to give an oxidized finish. This is preferred as it gives the earring an ethnic and rustic look which is preferred by Indian women. Many women worldwide prefer the larger and chunkier earrings that are adorned with gemstones as it goes well with traditional dresses. These earrings maybe big in size, but they are not too heavy for the ear lobe. Most commonly these earrings contain stones such as moonstone, pearls, and amethyst.
To gift a piece of jewelry, sterling silver jewelry is one of the best choices. Apart from the Indian chunky earrings, there are smaller dainty ones that are crafted into various shapes. These shapes include that of dolphins, varied hearts, cross, birds, moon, stars, the zodiac signs. By the end of the day, it is all about preference and personality of the wearer. It adds a grand finale to a confident personality at an intimate evening. A complete casual look with shiny silver earrings is also appreciable. All kinds of latest and popular designs are made of the finest silver. Even cubic zirconia, exotic wood or seashells are used to make lovely trinkets. Sterling silver, at times, looks more appealing than platinum or even gold.