sterling silver beads

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper and sometimes nickel. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.

Fine silver, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing but elements other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing. Such an element is germanium with an example of an alloy using this element being argentium.

  • Sterling Silver 2.5mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .9mm Hole
    $1.19

    Sterling Silver 2.5mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .9mm Hole

    SS-3034-2.5

    Sterling Silver 2.5mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .9mm Hole

    $1.19
  • Sterling Silver 5.2mm Bead Ring with 1.3mm Hole
    $7.99

    Sterling Silver 5.2mm Bead Ring with 1.3mm Hole

    SS-3020-5.2

    Sterling Silver 5.2mm Bead Ring with 1.3mm Hole

    $7.99
  • Sterling Silver 6mm Sparkle Bead with 1.5mm Hole
    $4.49

    Sterling Silver 6mm Sparkle Bead with 1.5mm Hole

    SS-3015-6

    Sterling Silver 6mm Sparkle Bead with 1.5mm Hole

    $4.49
  • 4mm Round Seamless Bead w/1mm Hole
    $3.49

    4mm Round Seamless Bead w/1mm Hole

    SS-3034-4S

    4mm Round Seamless Bead w/1mm Hole

    $3.49
  • Sterling Silver 6mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with 1.9mm Hole
    $3.59

    Sterling Silver 6mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with 1.9mm Hole

    SS-3034-6S

    Sterling Silver 6mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with 1.9mm Hole

    $3.59
  • Sterling Silver 10mm Smooth Round Seamless Bead with 2.75mm Hole
    $8.49

    Sterling Silver 10mm Smooth Round Seamless Bead with 2.75mm Hole

    SS-3000-10

    Sterling Silver 10mm Smooth Round Seamless Bead with 2.75mm Hole

    $8.49
  • Sterling Silver 8mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with 2.5mm Hole
    $3.79

    Sterling Silver 8mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with 2.5mm Hole

    SS-3034-8

    Sterling Silver 8mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with 2.5mm Hole

    $3.79
  • Sterling Silver 4mm SPARKLE BEAD with 1.3mm Hole
    $1.49

    Sterling Silver 4mm SPARKLE BEAD with 1.3mm Hole

    SS-3015-4

    Sterling Silver 4mm SPARKLE BEAD with 1.3mm Hole

    $1.49
  • Sterling Silver 2mm x 25mm Curved Tube
    $2.99

    Sterling Silver 2mm x 25mm Curved Tube

    SS-9006-2x25

    Sterling Silver 2mm x 25mm Curved Tube

    $2.99
  • Sterling Silver 3mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .9mm Hole
    $1.79

    Sterling Silver 3mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .9mm Hole

    SS-3034-3S

    Sterling Silver 3mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .9mm Hole

    $1.79
  • Sterling Silver 2mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .8mm Hole
    $0.99

    Sterling Silver 2mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .8mm Hole

    SS-3034-2

    Sterling Silver 2mm Smooth Round Seamless Light Weight Bead with .8mm Hole

    $0.99
  • Sterling Silver 2mm Smooth Round  Seamed Bead with .8mm Hole
    $0.79

    Sterling Silver 2mm Smooth Round Seamed Bead with .8mm Hole

    SS-3014-2

    Sterling Silver 2mm Smooth Round Seamed Bead with .8mm Hole

    $0.79
  • Sterling Silver 3.8mm Bead Ring with 1mm Hole
    $3.99

    Sterling Silver 3.8mm Bead Ring with 1mm Hole

    SS-3020-3.8

    Sterling Silver 3.8mm Bead Ring with 1mm Hole

    $3.99
  • Sterling Silver 6mm Bali Bead
    $3.99

    Sterling Silver 6mm Bali Bead

    SS-3068-6

    Sterling Silver 6mm Bali Bead

    $3.99
  • Sterling Silver 8mm Bali Bead
    $5.99

    Sterling Silver 8mm Bali Bead

    SS-3068-8

    Sterling Silver 8mm Bali Bead

    $5.99
  • Sterling Silver 3.1mm Bead Ring with .8mm Hole
    $2.29

    Sterling Silver 3.1mm Bead Ring with .8mm Hole

    SS-3020-3.1

    Sterling Silver 3.1mm Bead Ring with .8mm Hole

    $2.29
  • Sterling Silver 4mm x 7mm Smooth Oval Bead
    $1.49

    Sterling Silver 4mm x 7mm Smooth Oval Bead

    SS-3002-4x7

    Sterling Silver 4mm x 7mm Smooth Oval Bead

    $1.49
  • Sterling Silver 8mm Sparkle Bead with 1.8mm Hole
    $3.99

    Sterling Silver 8mm Sparkle Bead with 1.8mm Hole

    SS-3015-8

    Sterling Silver 8mm Sparkle Bead with 1.8mm Hole

    $3.99