When you have a very special photograph or piece of art, you want to select a frame for it that does it justice. A sterling silver frame is an excellent choice because it won’t detract in any way from your special item and yet it adds an understated elegance and appeal to the look. Investing in a few silver frames may be all you need to do to achieve an affordable yet luxurious look to the walls of your home.
Select the right frame to match the picture
Your first consideration when selecting a frame is to choose what suits the picture best. A silver frame with a vintage look may be more suitable for an old wedding photo or photographs of deceased parents. Current photos of your family or your children may look best with a simple, beaded border portrait frame. A frame that evokes nostalgia will be the right choice for a memorial photo of a beloved pet.
Check that it is real silver
A real sterling silver frame will be clearly marked, often with a simple mark on the back or bottom of the frame. Many companies will use a “sterling silver” stamp on an item so you know it’s authentic. You may see a marking to indicate the percentage of pure silver, such as .925. A lion hallmark may also indicate an item is silver. If there are no markings at all, the likelihood is that the frame is silver-plated.
Get the best value for your money
You will probably have a particular budget in mind for what you want to spend on a frame but you need to weigh this up against the long-term use and value of the frame. A sterling silver frame will last a lifetime if you care for it properly and it retains its value. Choosing cheap frames will not only detract from the appearance of your special items but they can break easily which means you will probably have to replace them frequently.
Have family heirlooms to pass down
If you want items you can pass down to your family, silver frames will only get better over time. Silver picture frames can last for hundreds of years with the right care and the classic look never goes out of style. You will have items of real beauty and authenticity that your family can treasure for years to come and pass down to their families. A silver Victorian mirror is another item that makes a perfect family heirloom.
Where to get a sterling silver frame
If you are looking for a real sterling silver frame, Sterling Silver Frames offers a variety of frames crafted by experienced silversmiths in the U.S.A. You can browse through different sizes, designs and styles to choose a sterling silver frame you will cherish for years. Call us at (818) 390-7078 if you have any questions and we will be happy to assist you.