Sterling silver is a precious metal                                           
alloy consisting of 92.5% pure silver
and 7.5% copper . Pure silver, also
called fine silver, is a relatively soft
materiel. It is very malleable and is easily
damaged. Silver is commonly combined
with other metals in effort to produce a
more durable alloy.
The most popular of these alloys is
sterling silver, which consists of 92.5 percent pure silver and 7.5 percent copper. Centuries of experimentation have shown that combining copper with silver has proven to be the best combination for improving the metal's hardness and durability without affecting its beautiful color.

Sterling silver /18 carat gold

Our SS/18ct. is made from a precious metal laminate material which we have used at savi studios over 25 years.

The process begins with 18ct. gold sheet which is then bonded to a sheet of sterling silver. The material is then rolled into the flat sheet from which Gerhard creates his designs.

Our silver gold laminate should not be confused with gold plating. Although some heavy gold plates can be reasonably
durable gold plating is extremely thin and is measured in microns. It is usually only a few millionths of an inch thick and Its weight virtually immeasurable as a percentage of the metal’s total weight. Our sterling/18ct. laminate is much more substantial contributing more than 5 percent to the total weight of the finished product. Its surface for all practical purposes is permanent and should last a lifetime.

The care of your gold laminate jewelry is the same as the care of 18ct. gold. It should be kept clear from chemicals and kept separate from other jewelry items in a cloth bag as the one we provide with your purchase.

Wear and care

 With proper care, fine quality silver jewellery will last a lifetime. To minimize scratches and  other damage, store your silver jewelry in the soft savi pouch provided with your purchase

Try to avoid exposing your jewellery to harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia and other household cleaning products.  These chemicals can damage silver and cause the metal tarnish and oxidize.

 Regular wearing and cleaning your silver jewelry is probably the best way to prevent tarnish from  building up. Regular cleanings of  your silver items will keep your silver bright and sparkling as new


 Most sterling and gold jewelry can be cleaned with a soft cotton rag or a polishing cloth. When more aggressive cleaning may be necessary, especially with textured jewelry, we have found that scrubbing the piece with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste will remove most dirt and tarnish. You can also try using a tooth brush with a bit of  liquid soap and Bicarb soda to achieve an extra bright finish.