Sterling Silver Pendants andsterling silver necklaces have been popular for centuries.
Hand made silver pendants has been made for centuries and this old style silver is not sterling silver 925.
Most tribal silver is crude silver bars worked at 95-99% pure silver.
This silver is made direct from mine or smelter and smelted at factory so it is very pure but does vary in silver purity.
Australia, Thailand is renowned as top quality 925 silver chain and jewelry manufactures.
Tribal areas from Thailand to Nepal ,for tribal jewelry and tribal silver jewelry .
Silver pendants from china is very suspect as china makes silver jewelry but not 925 silver even if stamped 925, as they heavily rhodium plated their silver jewelry but quality is not as good as Thailand or Europe or south America
SILVER is a very popular precious metal because it is a very resistant mineral. Silver does not react to water or oxygen. However when silver is exposed to air it has a reaction to Sulphur and sulphides’ causing SILVER to tarnish.
However there are chemicals coatings that are used to protect it from tarnishing and polishing it removes the tarnish.
Silver is a mineral which is easy to work with that’s why is so popular with Jewellers.
Make sure you clean your silver often. If you clean your silver all the time, it will not tarnish.
Silver can be washed in warm water with detergent (as long as the detergent is phosphate free).
Always make sure that you wash stainless steel dishes separately from silver because the silver will tarnish