Sterling Silver Necklaces

When you want to describe something of impeccable quality and peerless value, you might call it a sterling example of its type. Sterling silver has been synonymous with excellence for hundreds of years, and one look at the versatility and beauty of sterling silver jewellery will reveal why it's still true. The soft lustre of sterling silver looks like no other metal; even white gold's mirror-like finish is nothing like the lambent shine of silver. Almost like a living thing, sterling silver thrives on touch, staying its brightest when you wear it often.

Read more »

Poets may compare it to moonlight and mystery, but sterling silver's beauty is rooted in practicality. Pure silver lacks the strength to be made into jewellery, so blending the precious metal with other, stronger metals makes it resilient and workable. Silversmiths can work magic with this malleable metal, shaping it into everything from flowing organic shapes to simple and elegant beads. Because it's so easily worked, silver is a favourite medium for jewellery designers throughout the world.

At its simplest, a sterling silver necklace of spherical beads showcases the radiant splendour of the metal itself. With a pair of matching sterling silver earrings in stud or drop shapes, a silver necklace can dress up or down as you choose. For a casual Sunday stroll, it's subdued; wear it to the theatre or to a gala event, and it becomes an unusual twist on the classic strand of pearls.

Showier designs often echo the indigenous ethnic designs of the artisans who crafted the jewellery. The arid plains of the American Southwest and Mexico are fertile ground for beautifully intricate designs in sterling silver. Lariat necklaces evoke cowboy style, and geometric patterns on larger silver pieces pay homage to the vibrant Mexican aesthetic. A sterling silver pendant necklace with linear or geometric forms looks wholly contemporary, yet its roots lie deep in sun-baked Aztec soil.

Whether you choose a simple design or a more ornate sterling silver necklace, wear it often. Silver becomes more lustrous and bright when it's touched frequently. Make the soft beauty of silver your signature, and you'll always have a reputation for sterling style.

View as: Grid List
 per page

Colour

View as: Grid List
 per page

Colour