Sterling Silver makes ideal rings as silver ring or with gemstone added.
Sterling silver is recognized worldwide as stamped hallmark 925 as it is very durable as ring and easy to make into shape that is strong.
Gemstones can be set in silver rings as claw set or hand made bezel set and because of its silver properties the gemstone edges are well set.
Some sterling silver rings now are rhodium plated for long wear and ring stays polished. 925 hallmark stamp stands for 92.5% pure silver.
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 ring and jewelry manufactures.
Tribal areas from Thailand to Nepal ,for tribal jewelry and tribal silver ring jewelry .
Silver rings s from china is very suspect as china makes some 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