At Kinn, we create modern heirloom jewelry pieces that are meant to stand the test of time, and accompany you throughout your many moments lived. With the launch of The Sculpture Collection, our first ever full silver assortment, we’re expanding into a new category.
Inspired by Jennie’s recent travels to Greece—a week spent with her family in the Mediterranean meant returning home with a clear mind, and a craving to explore a new visual narrative at Kinn. Working with sterling silver lets us create bolder pieces, made to be styled and stacked with yellow gold classics.
While silver jewelry care is similar to gold care, a few of silver’s properties require more specific upkeep. Sterling silver is an alloy made up of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper or zinc. Sterling silver pieces are stamped with 925 to mark their authenticity. As one theory unfolds, King Henry II used the name "Easterling coins" for silver currency. Over time, this title transformed into the term we know today—"sterling" silver. The pound sterling remains the U.K.’s standard unit of currency.
Silver is more prone to tarnishing than gold is, but restoring its shine is quite simple. Regularly polish silver pieces with a soft, non-abrasive cloth.
Store silver jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and humidity. You can use anti-tarnish pouches or jewelry boxes lined with tarnish-resistant fabric to prevent tarnishing.
Avoid Moisture, Chemicals, & Lotions
Sterling silver oxidizes in water, and we recommend removing your silver jewelry before swimming, showering, or exercising. Avoid direct contact with household chemicals, perfumes, lotions, and hairspray.
Be mindful to avoid silver-plated jewelry, which is made of a low quality metal coated in a thin layer of silver.
You can use a mild silver cleaning solution or a mixture of mild soap and water to gently clean pieces. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.