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February 21, 2017

  Sterling SilverSterling silver is an alloy and the .925 marking refers to 92.5 by weight of silver and 7.5 by weight of other metals (usually copper).  Fine silver on the other hand is 99.9% silver content and is much softer than sterling silver.  Why do sterling silver tarnish over time?  This is due to the other metal (usually copper) in sterling silver.  When copper reacts with moisture and sulfur in the air, it causes the sterling silver to tarnish.  The rate of tarnish depends on a few factors including skin's pH, the environment  (humid/dry) and if it will be exposed to other chemical (lotion/perfume etc.).  You can easily remove silver tarnish with jewelry cloth that you can get from...

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Happy New Year 2017

January 13, 2017

Happy new year to you all!  We are already in 2017!  Did you get a chance to reflect all your achievements, failure, success, happiness, or tearful moments in 2016?   No matter how it went we are sure we have gained and/or grew a little wiser from it. Now that we are at the start of 2017, it is a great time to plan ahead what we would like to achieve this coming year.  What are your top three 2017 resolutions?  Here are ours... 1) Conserve on water usage.  Yes, we have high water bills in California but the rain lately is definitely helping so maybe one day we will not be in a drought and hopefully we will all have a...

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