My girlfriends are into wearing more sterling silver jewelry nowadays as opposed to flashing their gold and diamond pretty things. The latter are safely stashed away for special occasions only.
Recently, one girlfriend showed off her brand new sterling silver necklace she bought to celebrate some achievement. Sterling silver jewelry can be just as beautiful though at a fraction of the cost of gold. Best of all is they are not target for snatch-thefts putting the wearer to very much less or even no risk.