|How is it stamped?
|Typically 925 silver will be stamped with a ”925”, ”S925”, or ”Sterling” marking. Not all 925 silver is marked, so you may need to consult the seller on how the quality and purity is assured. Often, if a silver item is not marked the jewelry may only be electroplated with Silver—which makes its value much lower than 925 silver. Metallurgists or reputable jewelry dealers may be able to confirm the purity of the silver by measuring or by applying chemical tests to the metal. Purity test kits for silver can also be purchased and tested at home.
|What is 925 silver for jewelry?
|Simply put, it is the purest form of silver for making jewelry that maintains its beauty over time. Because it is a stable alloy, it will not tarnish over time. It is more workable by jewelry adjusters. 925 silver will not bleed or shed onto your skin when you wear it.