Captain, My Captain! A perfect gift for that boat enthusiast in your life. This buckle is perfect for a man, or woman.
Elegant curves and lines of this buckle complete the stylish look. Hand-cast in 925 Sterling Silver.
Fits a 7/8-inch wide belt, available in our Leather Belts for sale.
Things to Know
Silver has been used to make jewelry since ancient times, it is a soft metal in its pure form, too soft to be used for jewelry and other items, so it’s mixed with other metals to make it more durable. A popular silver mixture, called an alloy, is known as sterling silver.
The US Federal Trade Commission, FTC, dictates that jewelry sold in the US cannot be marked or described as silver, solid silver, sterling silver, sterling, or using the abbreviation Ster. unless it contains at least 92.5 percent pure silver. The figures 925 or 92.5 may be used to mark silver content on an item.
Storing Sterling Silver Jewelry
Store your sterling silver jewelry in tarnish prevention cloths or bags. The treated cloth slows down the tarnishing process and keeps the jewelry from bouncing against other, harder jewelry that can scratch it. It’s best to keep your sterling jewelry in a cool, dry place.
Cleaning Your Sterling Silver Jewelry
Silver may be cleaned with a phosphate free detergent. A low abrasive cleaner is a good choice for removing light tarnish. Most silver experts do not recommend you use toothpaste to clean your sterling silver jewelry because they feel it is too abrasive and can dull the piece.
Sterling silver jewelry that is worn continually often develops a pretty patina, a kind of glow that’s combined with darkened areas. If you like the look, leave it alone. If you prefer a bright and shiny look, use polish to restore the jewelry to its original appearance.