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People the world over have linked silver to luxury for decades. When it comes to jewelry designers, they find themselves naturally drawn to the metal because of its perfect combination of durability, beauty, and malleability. Whether the silver is being used to make a beautiful everyday accessory, or a time piece that always makes a statement on behalf of the wearer wherever they go, you can never go wrong with silver jewelry. So what are the reasons why you, as a jewelry seller, should stock up on some more silver pieces?
Silver has always been a popular metal. However, that popularity is even greater today than it has ever been, and grows more and more by the day. In fact, gold, which is usually considered superior to silver, came on the scene long after silver. Royalty in the past valued silver long before gold was introduced. Today, silver has far surpassed gold as the trendiest metal to wear, according to GoldSilver. Additionally, the Business Insider reports that there was a whopping 59% increase in the sale of silver jewelry in 2017 alone.
There is obviously a rising popularity trend for silver, and you would be smart as a jewelry seller to add this beautiful metal to your collection in order to ride that popularity wave.
It’s virtually impossible to think of any other metal with which you can create a jewelry collection as diverse as the one you can create with silver. The diversity of sterling silver makes it possible for you to sell a wide variety of silver jewelry. The beauty of this metal is that it adds a classy touch to just about every accessory it adorns. It also works well with the vast majority of metals, complimenting them in a way that accentuates their natural beauty. It can be worn on just about any occasion without clashing with the other metals on display.
- Health Benefits
Silver has fantastic health benefits. It is commonly used in sterilization and antibiotics in the medical industry. It has been known to prevent the flu, help with healing wounds, and also improve skin care. It can help to prevent anxiety, balance your mood, improve your energy levels, and even provide relief from pain.
Silver is growing in popularity and has been doing so for at least the past decade. At this rate, it will soon overtake gold. Selling silver jewelry will be the best way to take advantage of this.
- Fashion Trends
Many of the other metals tend to slide in and out of vogue. It’s not every fashion season that gold or titanium remains in vogue. Silver, on the other hand, always remains in vogue. The beauty of silver is that it blends well with just about any garment. Silver isn’t too loud on some garments, like gold. It has a neutral grey color that will easily compliment any colors on fashion and can be blended into any accessory. Silver has the quality of going well with just about any precious stone and looking like a million dollars no matter what the combination. With silver on your clothes or accessories, you can expect heads to turn at whatever event you attend. For that reason, selling silver jewelry in your store will allow you to give your customers a wider offering in terms of jewelry that will go with any outfit they have.
- Silver is affordable
Where else will you find a metal with glitz and glam to match gold and titanium but at a much more affordable price? The truth is, even as a jewelry shop, it would be good for you to be able to tap into your middle class market, full of customers who would still like to stand out with their outfits and accessories but wouldn’t like to spend too much money on it. For such clients, silver would be an excellent addition to their wardrobe. They will be able to match it with any of their outfits, mix it in with other precious metals and precious stone jewelry they might have, and will be able to stand out when they go to important events adorned in silver. As if that’s not enough, it will all come at an affordable price. You get more customers, they get to shine.
Please click here to download the catalog of Aug 1st 2018.
We all have favorite jewels that we have difficulty to leave and that are all-terrain, others that we go out more occasionally so much they are precious in our eyes. In any case, it is important to take care of them if you want to make them last!
We will present to you today the 5 golden rules to keep in mind when it comes to taking care of your silver jewelry.
1. KNOW THE DIGITS
Those sterling silver digits, we mean!
Check the stamp on your jewelry, the indicate their silver content. If your goods have a rating of .950, you will need to polish them regularly. If they have a rating of .925, the material is sturdier and doesn’t need as much cleaning.
All of Silverbene’s sterling silver jewelry is .925 and should require a little less work than the silver you may have purchased elsewhere.
2. A DRY SILVER IS A HAPPY SILVER
Interesting fact: pure water by itself doesn’t damage sterling silver, it is the chemicals and contaminant present that tarnish it.
So, you should avoid as possible your jewelry to be in contact with water and moisture, especially during the hot summer.
3. PROPERLY STORE YOUR JEWELRY
There are three things you can do concerning the storage:
- Use an air-tight container: Zip-lock bag is great, but you can also find specialty jewelry bags for a more attractive option.
- Keep it in a cool, dark place: as mentioned earlier, heat and moisture accelerate tarnishing. Be sure to keep your silver in a cool, dark place.
- Do not store in paper, cardboard, or cotton-filled boxes: these boxes can contain traces of sulfur which will contribute to tarnishing.
4. KNOW WHEN TO TAKE OFF YOUR JEWELRY
Yes, we know how much you love your gorgeous ring or bracelet, and how it can be hard to take those babies on and off again. But, it’s critical, and here’s why.
Strong chemicals, sulfur, sweat, and chlorine can tarnish and corrode the shine of your silver.
Don’t take your chances. Preventative care is always easier than aftercare.
Avoid wearing your silver jewelry during Household chores, or when exercising, showering, bathing, swimming, or doing saunas.
5. POLISH IT PRETTY
Silver is delicate, and, despite our best efforts, it can still get dirty. Fortunately, sterling silver care can be as easy as a fast rubdown.
You will need to use a simple microfiber cloth or special jewelry cloth to clean your goods.
Maintain some long up-and-down strokes to clean the jewelry. Do not use circular motions, as it can actually make the tarnish or dirt worse. Be sure to avoid polishing any part of the jewelry that is intentionally oxidized.
OUR FINAL SAY
In conclusion, keeping your sterling silver clean comes down to a routine attention and care, and professional cleaning appointments. We suggest an annual cleaning by professionals for all jewelry.
Remember that it’s easier to prevent tarnish than it is to remove it. If you see tarnish beginning to form, be sure to clean it immediately. Following these steps will help keep your sterling silver looking like new for years to come!
Comme vous le savez, nous sommes présents en France au travers de notre boutique Cdiscount, et travaillons également au développement de partenariats avec des boutiques françaises. Cependant avant toute décision de vente, il est nécessaire de s’informer sur un processus rigoureux et en constante évolution : Le processus douanier.
Si vous êtes un client français intéressé par nos produits, vous apprendrez ici quelles sont les différentes taxes que vous devrez régler à la réception de votre commande.
Il y a 3 taxes qui seront appliquées à votre colis au cours de son passage en douane :
- La TVA, d’un montant de 19,6% du prix de vente hors taxes. Les entreprises peuvent récupérer cette TVA grâce à la démarche de dédouanement expliquée ci-après.
- Si votre commande est supérieure à 150€, des droits de douane s’appliquent, équivalents à 2,5% * la valeur en douane des articles (valeur du produit + coût du transport + assurance)
- Les frais administratifs d’UPS/DHL a la réception du colis. Nous vous invitons à aller vérifier les tarifs en fonction de votre région.
Explications sur le calcul et règlement des taxes : http://gcbsourcing.com/Fr/Blog/transport-et-douane/douane/calculer-des-droits-de-douane/
Pour les entreprises : Récupérez vos taxes avec le dédouanement
Juridiquement, le dédouanement consiste à affecter aux marchandises un régime douanier qui prend en compte leur destination. En d’autres termes, le dédouanement à l’importation consiste, dans la plupart des cas, à acquitter les droits de douane et la TVA.
Il existe 2 options de dédouanement en fonction de votre convenance :
- Procédure simplifiée de dédouanement : le dédouanement s’effectue dans les locaux de l’entreprises ou des lieux choisis par les autorités de douane. Elle concerne 40 à 50% des échanges en France.
- Procédure de dédouanement dématérialisé : Depuis 2007, les procédures douanières sont dématérialisées en France via le système Delta, permettant une facilitation de ces démarches.
Le remboursement de la TVA se fera en différé, donc veuillez à conserver les documents relatifs à ces transactions pour en effectuer la demande le moment voulu.
Apprenez en plus sur : http://www.douane.gouv.fr/articles/a10753-achats-a-distance-e-commerce-internet
Veuillez noter que les taxes et processus douanier sont sensibles aux changements ; restez donc régulièrement informé des possibles changements, afin d’éviter toute mauvaise surprise.
Nous garderons également cet article à jour des derniers changements, et vous invitons à nous contacter pour toute question ou précision supplémentaire.
As you know, Silverbene is present in France through our Cdiscount shop, and we are also currently working on developing partnerships with French shops. However, before any decision to sell, it is necessary to be informed about a rigorous and constantly evolving process: The customs process.
If you are a French customer interested in our products, you will learn here what are the different taxes you will have to pay upon receipt of your order.
3 taxes will be applied to your package during its passage through customs:
- VAT, amounting to 19.6% of the sale price excluding VAT. Companies can recover this VAT through the customs clearance process explained below.
- If your order is higher than 150€, customs duties apply, equivalent to 2.5% * the customs value of the articles (value of the product + cost of transport + insurance)
- UPS/DHL administrative costs upon receipt of the package. We invite you to check the rates according to your region.
Explanations on the calculation and payment of taxes: http://gcbsourcing.com/Fr/Blog/transport-et-douane/douane/calculer-des-droits-de-douane/
For companies: Recover your taxes with customs clearance
Legally, customs clearance consists of assigning goods to a customs procedure that takes their destination into account. In other words, customs clearance on importation consists, in most cases, of paying customs duties and VAT.
There are 2 options for customs clearance depending on your convenience:
- Simplified customs clearance procedure: customs clearance takes place at the premises of the company or at locations chosen by the customs authorities. It concerns 40 to 50% of trade in France.
- Dematerialized customs clearance procedure: Since 2007, customs procedures have been dematerialized in France via the Delta system, facilitating these procedures.
The refund of VAT will be deferred, so please keep the documents relating to these transactions to make the request at the appropriate time.
Please note that taxes and customs processes are sensitive to changes, so stay informed of possible changes on a regular basis to avoid any unpleasant surprises. We will also keep this article up to date with the latest changes and invite you to contact us with any further questions or clarifications.
Lisez cet article en francais : https://blog.silverbene.com/france-taxe-import-bijoux-argent/
We are glad to announce that we have upgraded our review system to Yotpo, which is the leading 3rd party for customer’s experience, rating and review acquisition. We’ll focus more on our customer’s experience of purchasing on site.
Lost-wax Casting – Price US$40 – $70
The lost-wax is a low cost, classic way for bulk manufacture jewelry. Basically, rubber models are made for producing the wax model. Dozens of the wax model will be put together surrounding a steel stick without contacting each other, it forms a tree-like object called wax-tree.
Then the wax tree is put into a container to inject gesso and finally get the metal model. more information can be found on wikipedia. Now more than 90% bulk manufacture in the world are made by lost-wax casting.
Punching – price $150 – $250
The punching method use dies to press and cut the metal.
Better for over 1000 pieces, only available for the jewelry in plate like in the following picture.
Advantage: Save cost for $0.3 – $1 per item for less craftsmanship comparing to rubber mold. As the mold is made directly by digital cutting, the edge lines of the metal plate can be very complex and clear.
Disadvantage: High mold cost.
Hydraulic Mold – price – $300 – $500
The hydraulic method uses dies to press and shape the metal. It can make the tridimensional shape like a sculpture.
Advantage: Save cost for $0.3 – $1 per item. High precision, clearer edge, and shape.
Disadvantage: High cost to make the mold/die.