5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Silver Jewelry At Their Best Look!

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!

Taxe francaise à l’importation de bijoux en argent

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.

Taxes appliquées

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.

France Silver Jewelry Import Tax

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.

Taxes applied

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.

Learn more at http://www.douane.gouv.fr/articles/a10753-achats-a-distance-e-commerce-internet

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/

3 Different Processes For Shaping A Jewelry In Bulk Manufacturing

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.

 

Looking Forward To A Great 2018

We are back from Chinese New Year holiday! Now all the order processing, customer service resume normally.

In the Year 2018, we’ll develop and design more silver jewelry and also add more categories of jewelry findings/DIY components.  Also, the warehouse and stocking system will be upgraded to meet the needs of our customers.

We are looking forward a great 2018 to your business!