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Frills And Fantasy Boutique has a stunning line of sterling silver jewelry; our silver jewelry is .925 grades and is simply stunning. We are pleased to have this line of jewelry in our presents check out our collections such as our Fine Italian Jewels, Bali Collection, and Ancient Roman Glass Collection. The collection are made with sterling silver and a variety of gemstones.
At Frills And Fantasy Boutique many of our jewelry pieces feature one or more gemstones. According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), to qualify as a gem, a stone must be beautiful, durable, and rare.
Some gemstones (like pearls, coral, and amber) are classified as organic, meaning that they are produced by living organisms. Others are inorganic, meaning that they are generally composed of and arise from minerals. Stones that are identified as synthetic are created in a laboratory (as opposed to natural gemstones, which are created by natural processes without human help).
Frills And Fantasy Boutique believes sterling silver jewelry is by far the most popular silver alloy in the world. Sterling silver, also called .925 silver, consists of 92.5 percent fine silver and 7.5 percent other metals (usually copper). Manufacturers use sterling silver because of its strength and durability. All silver items on the Frills And Fantasy Boutique websit are .925 sterling silver.
At Frills And Fantasy Boutique we want you to know exactly what you’re buying so we want to educate you on how sterling silver jewelry is finished. Sterling silver jewelry is often plated with a thin layer of .999 fine silver. This process is known as flashing, and it gives the item a shiny finish. Some factories will apply a plating of nickel or copper on the jewelry prior to applying the .999 silver plating. Other silver items are rhodium plated, which again results in a bright, shiny finish. Some jewelry items may be gold plated or left unplated depending on the design. Flashing or plating silver jewelry also helps reduce irritation or discoloration for customers with sensitive skin.