* This is a sterling silver single core charm amethyst CZ bead. Unthreaded to slide onto your bracelet. Compatible with most 3mm cable European charm bead bracelets. * Beads with solid single cores of sterling silver are of higher quality and are more durable than beads which are double sided. With single core beads there are no caps to come unglued from the bead. *Measures 14x9mm with a hole size of 4.5mm. As with all handmade beads size, color and pattern may vary slightly. * Unthreaded Hole Slides onto Your Bracelet * Solid 925 sterling silver single core bead * .925 sterling silver and cubic zirconia * Interchangeable with other European bead charms
-All items are packaged securely for shipping and may use recycled materials. -Items in a pet free, smoke free home
Sterling Silver Jewelry:
Sterling silver is a metal alloy of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent other metals. The other metal in sterling silver is generally copper, but it can also be germanium, zinc or platinum. Traces of nickel can also be found in sterling silver jewelry and may cause an allergic reaction in people with nickel allergies.
These other metals are mixed with pure silver because otherwise silver is too soft for jewelry. However, 2-3% of the population have a higher acidity in their skin. This, combined with their environment and the food they consume, can cause a reaction with the copper and result in their skin turning green where it touches the metal. It is not because the metal is “fake” it’s due to the copper.
Unless otherwise noted all my jewelry is solid sterling silver and not silver plated.
General Care Tips:
-Remove before cleaning, bathing and swimming -It should be the last thing you put on to avoid hairspray, perfume, cologne, etc. -Wrap and store in airtight container. I keep each piece in a small plastic zip bag and place in an airtight container -If you leave it out it’s going to tarnish. I use a polishing cloth for quick cleaning