What markings are on sterling silver?
American sterling silver is marked with one of the following hallmarks: “925,” “. 925,” or “S925.” the 925 indicates that the piece contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals.
What is the difference between silver and sterling silver?
The answer is a definite yes. Sterling silver is an alloyed form of silver which is much more suitable to use in jewellery and other metalwork. Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. Instead fine silver is alloyed with copper to create sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.
What is the difference between sterling silver and hallmarked silver?
One common question that is asked is, what is the difference between sterling silver and 925 silver. The short answer is, there is none. Sterling silver and 925 silver are different names for the same silver alloy. This number is known as the hallmark and denotes the percentage of silver purity in the alloy.
What is the current price of sterling silver?
$16.56 per ounce You can usually find this value online at financial statistics websites or precious metals dealers. At the time of this writing, the current value of silver is $16.56 per ounce.
Can you wear sterling silver daily?
Can you wear sterling silver every day? The simple answer is yes. You can (and should) wear your sterling silver as much as possible.
Whats the difference between .999 silver and sterling silver?
925 is the purity mark for sterling silver, which is traditionally 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. 999 on the other hand is whats known as fine silver, 99.9% pure silver.
Can I wear sterling silver in the shower?
Though showering with sterling silver jewelry on should not harm the metal, there is a good chance that it could induce tarnishing. Waters that contain chlorine, salts, or harsh chemicals will affect the look of your sterling silver. We encourage our customers to remove your sterling silver before showering.
Why is sterling silver so cheap?
This is a serious issue because many jewelers are known to sell fake sterling silver necklaces, rings, earrings and so on. Sterling silver is much cheaper than costlier metals such as gold, and yet, fake imitations of sterling silver jewelry are wildly sold in the market.