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925 Silver Jewelry and Collectibles
Real 925 sterling silver consists of 92.5 percent pure silver and the rest is some kind of alloy, typically copper. This is much different from silver plated, where a layer of silver is placed over another metal or alloy, and can be scraped off or tarnished easily. Real 925 silver typically has certain marks on it to indicate its purity.
These marks include “925”, “.925” or “S925”, to represent the 92.5 percent pure silver that exists. If these marks are not present, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not sterling silver. If there is an official stamp of some sort on the jewelry, then it’s highly likely that it is real sterling silver.
Don’t Get Fooled
Some retailers may take advantage of a lack of consumer knowledge about the cost and quality of real silver. These sellers may attempt to pass off silver-plated jewelry as sterling silver. Here are some warning signs to look out for, especially if you’re allergic to nickel since fake jewelry can cause you to break out in a rash. Check out this article on How to check if your .925 Sterling Silver is Genuine.