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Why do sterling silver earrings tarnish?

Why do sterling silver earrings tarnish? Tarnishing is a reaction to chemicals found in the sterling silver metal alloys that as a result, react to oxygen.

The Destino Jewellery sterling silver earrings range is composed of 92,5% pure silver plus other metals and alloys. For this reason, this alloyed metal may also be described as 925 sterling silver to reflect this composition. A tarnished pair of sterling silver earrings still retains its value, they will just need to be professionally cleaned so that its natural shine is retained. For those who do not choose the professional cleansing option, there are other considerations that assure the shine and quality of each pair of sterling silver earrings is maintained.