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Silver Necklaces

Silver necklaces are the perfect jewelry for daily wear, special occasions or anything in between. Our chains and sterling silver pendant necklaces are excellent gifts or styles for enhancing your own jewelry collection. Shine with a timeless sterling silver chain or showcase the unique symbolism of our silver pendant necklaces. From lockets to silver necklaces with gemstones, we have the perfect 925 sterling style.
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Silver Necklaces

FAQs about Silver Necklaces

What kind of silver necklaces are in style?

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Effortlessly chic sterling silver necklaces are available in today’s latest styles along with more classic designs. Today’s most popular silver necklaces include meaningful silver pendant necklaces, buildable chains and designs with gemstones. For gemstone silver necklaces, the most popular gems are amethysts, opals, sapphires, pearls, and other meaningful birthstones.

One very contemporary fashion trend is layering delicate silver chains on top of each other to create a multidimensional look custom to the wearer. Other trendy silver necklaces include chokers and simple pendants that hang beautifully between your collarbones. For more casual occasions such as work or dinner with friends, cable chains and bar necklaces are options that fit in just right with modern style. Sterling silver pendants and chains lend well to necklace layering looks.  

Are all silver necklaces sterling silver?

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Yes, our silver chains and pendants are made from real sterling silver. This is the most popular metal type for silver necklaces, offering a solid mixture of durability and style. Sterling silver necklaces are real silver.

There are two main types of silver —fine silver (999) and sterling silver (925). These numbers represent the percentage of the piece that's pure silver. Fine silver contains 99.9% pure silver while sterling silver contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% additional metals. The other metal is usually copper, which increases the hardness of the jewelry and its ability to withstand daily wear. This is why sterling silver is the number one choice for jewelry. 

How much does a silver necklace cost?

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You can find chic silver necklaces at just about any price point. At Blue Nile, we offer women’s silver necklaces for a variety of styles and budgets. Simpler silver chains in more delicate designs will typically cost less than silver pendant necklaces with pricy gemstones or ornate details.

The main factors in the price of a silver necklace are the presence of extensive craftspersonship and any added embellishments. A silver necklace featuring gemstones like topaz or pearls will cost more than a simple silver chain necklace.

How can I clean silver necklaces?

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Silver pendant necklaces and chains are incredibly durable. Like all jewelry, they may need some extra cleaning now and then. Polishing cloths can quickly remove any tarnish and a jewelry cleaning solution can also help keep your sterling silver necklaces shining. Visit our silver education guide to learn more about caring for 925 sterling necklaces.

Are silver necklaces fashionable for men?

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Though silver necklaces are often found in women’s styles, they’re also available in popular men’s jewelry designs. Our silver chains, available in a variety of link patterns, are a popular choice for men’s looks. Typically, our thicker or longer silver chain necklaces are the masculine style of choice.

How can I layer gold and silver necklaces together?

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The mixed metal look of layering silver and gold necklaces together is a timeless style that always turns heads. To layer gold and silver necklaces together, choose chains of varying lengths. A classic combination is to wear a simple gold bar necklace along with a silver pendant necklace for varied looks.

Whether you’re layering multiple necklaces together or pairing your silver chain necklace with a contrasting gold ring, there are many ways to wear a mixed metal look using silver necklaces.  

Which silver necklace styles are popular for women?

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Silver necklaces have been a popular jewelry choice for centuries. They have a flexible look that can fit any style. Some of the most popular women’s silver necklace styles include chain-only looks, personalized bar necklaces, gemstone silver necklaces, and lockets.

Are silver pendant necklaces trendy?

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Silver pendant necklaces are a trendy choice for men’s and women’s styles. Our sterling silver pendants offer the perfect touch of personalization and personality to any look. Choose from pendant styles such as hearts, infinity symbols, paw prints, good luck talismans, love knots, tassels, gemstone silver pendants, and silver cross pendants. We also offer a large selection of silver lockets that are perfect for holding cherished mementos.

What gemstones are available in these necklaces?

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Our solid silver necklaces are impressive on their own, but gemstones are often a welcome style addition. You can find a dazzling array of gemstones featured in our silver pendant necklaces including amethyst, blue topaz, pearls, and sapphires. The soft shining color of a silver necklace makes the perfect backdrop to let any gemstones shine.

How can you tell if a necklace is real silver?

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The fastest way to tell if a sterling silver necklace is real is to look at its hallmarks. These are identifying stamps that are most often located around the necklace clasp. A 925 sterling silver stamp means the necklace is genuine sterling silver.

Buying from jewelers and jewelry stores you trust is another way to ensure you’re getting a real silver necklace. At Blue Nile, we do not sell plated jewelry. All our silver pendant necklaces and silver chains are made from authentic 925 sterling.  

How do I keep sterling silver pendant necklaces from tarnishing?

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The best way to keep your sterling silver chains and pendants tarnish-free is to wear them regularly. When you're not wearing your silver, you should put it back in its original packaging for safe storage. Storing a sterling silver necklace outside of its packaging or outside of a jewelry storage case may result in faster tarnishing. Luckily, tarnish can be quickly removed by a few passes with a jewelry polishing cloth.

Can I wear my silver necklace every day?

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Yes, silver chains and pendant necklaces can be worn daily. They're the perfect stylistically neutral metal to pair with any look. Silver’s durability makes it a perfect daily wear companion.

Can I sleep with my necklace on?

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We do not recommend sleeping in silver chain necklaces, silver pendants or any necklaces regardless of metal type. Silver chains and necklaces are susceptible to breaking if you wear them while sleeping.

Will silver necklaces get damaged if they get wet?

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A little water exposure won't damage your silver jewelry. Just make sure to thoroughly dry your jewelry after exposing it to water. Avoid harsh chemicals or salt water.

Do silver necklaces make good gifts?

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With timeless appeal, low-maintenance beauty and valuable metals, silver necklaces are the perfect gift. A sterling necklace makes a thoughtful gift that continues to shine. These necklaces are perfect to gift for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, workplace milestones, new parents, and any other gift-giving occasion.

Are sterling silver necklaces waterproof?

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If you’re in search of waterproof jewelry, you can find your fit with silver necklaces. Sterling silver chains and pendants can get wet without being damaged, as long as they are thoroughly dried. Some gems like opals and pearls should never be exposed to water.

What does 925 mean?

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For sterling silver necklaces, 925 means that the jewelry is 92.5% pure silver with additional metals alloyed for strength and style. 925 sterling silver is the standard for silver necklaces, silver rings, silver bracelets, and silver earrings.

Is this jewelry hypoallergenic?

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For people who do not have allergies to the metals in silver necklaces, these pieces serve as stylish hypoallergenic jewelry.

What lengths are popular for silver chains?

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Most women’s silver necklaces are available in 18-inch chain lengths, though silver pendants can make the necklaces longer. Visit our necklace guide to learn about the different chain lengths we offer for our stylish silver necklaces.

Are silver necklaces trendy?

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Yes, shining silver pendant necklaces and silver chains are a trendy choice for any jewelry collection. This high-quality precious metal has been used in necklaces worldwide for centuries, making it a lasting choice for today’s trendiest jewelry looks.

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