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Silver is an attractive and stylish metal that would make a great accompaniment to any jewelry set. While real silver does not really cost much, compared to the likes of gold, there leftovers a wide market for the deal of sterling silver, particularly among the younger customers.To See more Silver Jewelry Tips – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How to spot fake and real sterling silver jewelry


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How to Spot Fake and Real Sterling Silver Jewelry
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Introduction
  • Silver is an attractive and stylish metal that
    would make a great accompaniment to any jewelry
    set. While real silver does not really cost much,
    compared to the likes of gold, there leftovers a
    wide market for the deal of sterling silver,
    particularly among the younger customers.
  • Sadly, to the untrained eye, comparing fake
    versus sterling silver can be pretty a task --
    and sellers often take benefit of this lack of
    information and sell fake versions at the price
    of the genuine ones. Your goal, therefore, is to
    find out how not to get duped.

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Fake Vs Sterling Silver
  • How can you tell fake from sterling silver? Here
    are a few tips
  • 1. Genuine silver is stamped with a trademark.
  • Like gold, genuine silver comes with a little
    stamp or etching which contains in turn about its
    silversmith and the date it was ready Whether it
    is device stamped or hand stamped is good-looking
    easy to distinguish by just looking at it. A
    stamp that has 'EPNS' on it is an symbol that it
    is sterling silver, as it just means 'electro
    plated nickel silver'.

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2. Silver jewelry should be at least 92.5
untainted silver.
  • Silver used alone is too soft to meaning
    properly as jewelry. Thus, all silver jewelry
    should be at least 92.5 pure silver, with the
    rest made up of suitable alloys to help it
    hardens. This is normally indicated by a "925"
    drawing on the jewelry itself. Of course, the
    slight this number, the earlier it is to being
    less and less real silver. These drawing can be
    tricky to spot-look on the back of pendants, on
    clasps, and on the surrounded by of rings for
    real silver markings.

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3. Watch out for silver plate Silver colored
jewelry may simply be silver plated.
  • Silver plated jewelry, which is not totally real
    silver, would usually have an "A1" stamped on it,
    along with its makers engraving. When the silver
    tarnishes or chips off, it reveals the real metal
    used beneath, which can cause skin harms, like
    rashes and metal allergies, for some people. be
    careful of selling items that are simply silver
    plated, especially if your skin is oversensitive.
  • 4. Run it through a nitric acid experiment.
  • A great way to test whether the silver jewelry
    you have is the genuine deal is by difficult it
    nitric acid. You can choose to have this done by
    the local jewelry store or you may do it yourself.

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  • To do this, select a part of the jewelry that is
    least obvious as the site to run your experiment.
    Wipe this portion carefully to cause a break in
    the plating of the exterior. Place a few drops of
    nitric acid onto the site and wait a few minutes.
    If the liquid becomes overcast grey, then it is
    sterling silver but if it becomes green, then
    what you have in your hands is just silver
    plated.
  • Always keep in intellect that there is no such
    thing as silver jewelry that is 100 pure silver.
    As mentioned previously, silver has to be mix
    with other alloys to make it strapping sufficient
    to serve its cause.

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  • The best way to make sure that you purchase only
    genuine silver pieces is to buy your jewelry from
    a trusted seller.
  • There are many E-store providing silver jewelry
    online. So if you are looking for Personalized
    silver jewelry for special occasion of your life
    like birthday, marriage anniversary, gifts and
    other than must check all the above things.
    Suetables is an inspired Canadian-based company
    that designs, creates personalized and hand
    stamps meaningful sterling silver jewelry online.
    To see products and price visit
    http//www.suetables.com

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