One of the top metals preferred for making jewelry is 925 Sterling Silver. Known for its versatility, durability, soft enough for engraving and molding into different kind of sterling silver designs.
925 Sterling Silver Jewelry is an investment you will make to buy a sterling silver engagement ring or a sterling silver wedding band. Buying sterling silver jewelry is worth it, because their value increases as years go by.
That is why having knowledge in identifying a real 925 sterling silver piece of jewelry over a fake one is a must if you are considering collecting silver jewelry. There is an abundance of imitation jewelry on the market and in spite of being cheaper than real silver jewellery, the quality received can not be compared to a real piece of 925 sterling silver jewelry.
Here are the 5 Steps can help you make sure that what you are buying is a 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry:
- The “Hallmark” Step
An imprint of the numbers “925” indicates that the jewelry piece contains 92.5% of pure silver. Other marks may be “Sterling Silver,” “Ster” or “Sterling.” Markings are normally found on larger parts of the jewelry piece where they can be engraved.
- The Rubbing Step
Simply rub the jewelry with white cloth. If you find any black marks on the cloth, then you can be sure that it is made of real sterling silver. This is because any air exposure causes real sterling silver to oxidize. This causes them to deteriorate with time, and the reason why black marks are found on the cloth they are polished with.
- The Walter White Step
This is the part where you will pretend to be as cool as that Breaking Bad guy. Gather around some protective goggles and gloves and wear them. Then add a drop of nitric acid to a small silver part of your jewelry. If it turns green, it is not made of genuine silver. Nitric acid is a chemical with a high copper content, which discolors non-silver items.
- The Smelly Step
Real sterling silver shouldn’t smell. If it does, it is because there is too much copper in it.
- The Magnet Step
Hold a regular magnet above or near your jewelry piece. Pure Silver is not magnetic, so if your jewelry piece is drawn to the magnet, it is not real 92.5 sterling silver or more.
You can save yourself with a lot of worries if you will buy your next Sterling Silver Rings with Rise Jewellery. Rise Jewellery only sells genuine 925 Sterling Silver rings that is a perfect addition to your collection or as a gift for your love ones.
Our silver jewellery is sparkly, unique and stylish, and designed with one thing in mind – to create special moments, memories and love. We will help you select the piece that is perfect for a birthday, engagement, wedding or anniversary.
We will help you create memories and joy. Remember, you don’t need an occasion to celebrate. Gift someone with a beautiful silver item because you care and because you love them!