Here in the JHD studio, we have been mulling over carrying a line of sterling silver jewelry. Engagement rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. We'd still set them with our kickass ZAYA and NEO Moissanite, so super premium stones as always, just set in mountings that will be a lower price point than our gold jewelry. We could also use our lab grown sapphires (or any other gemstone tbh), which come in any shape/any size and they are spectacular. Like this huge pair of rose cut cushions that we did last year for another jeweler, they came out amazing.
The type of sterling silver that we would use is tarnish resistant and has no nickel in it, which is a fairly common allergy. It has the look of platinum with that bright silvery color, and near the strength of gold, with the way it is alloyed (mixed with other metals). It's 95% precious metal, 5% alloy which helps with strength and tarnish resistance. We can also plate the sterling pieces for a yellow gold finish, but they may need to be replated about every 6-12 months, depending on the piece, how often you wear it, if you like to swim with sharks, etc.
What do you guys think? Good idea? If ya think it's a good idea, what pieces pop to mind first, that you'd consider having us whip up in sterling?