Many people ask if Brighton Jewelry is sterling silver.
Many people think it is, but that is not correct. Only Brighton Rings are made of Sterling Silver. Yes it is true, almost all of Brightons Jewelry is not PURE STERLING SILVER!
Brighton's jewelry, such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and Brightons silver ornaments such as purse accents, key fobs, card cases, are cast in solid brass or zinc, and then lavishly dipped in pure silver. Since silver has a natural tendency to tarnish (oxidize) and scratch, Brighton has added a protective layer of lacquer to assist in retarding this typical occurrence.
All earring posts, French wires & lever backs on earrings are sterling silver. This is great for the people with highly sensitive ears. As for clip-on earrings, the clips are not sterling silver. They are stamping brass, with a finish plating on them.
So, what is best? Most people would say that sterling silver is. I might say that also, but as an owner of Brighton Jewelry I do believe the overlaying process that Brighton uses is just as good. One thing good about having a lacquer coating is that it never tarnishes. It makes it very resistant to scratches also. Most people can not tell the difference between sterling silver and Brightons overlay sterling silver.
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