3 Ways To Know if Your Silver Is Sterling

By on Nov 18, 2014 in Vibe, Your Jewelry | 0 comments

You open up your box of jewelry and you see a bunch of what you think is silver in there.

But you’re not sure.

There was sure a lot of chunky metal treasures that circulated in the 80’s!

Lots of pieces are made with nickel and stainless steel instead of silver but you, of course being a discriminating rocker deserve to know!

So what’s a glam rocker to do?

Here’s 3 ways for you to determine if your jewelry is .925 sterling silver.Magnet-small

Magnetic Personality

Hold a magnet up to any piece of jewelry. If it sticks to the magnet, it’s definitely NOT sterling silver.

If it doesn’t stick to your jewelry, there’s a good chance it IS sterling silver. (Or some other precious metal like gold.)

Makers Mark

No, no. Not the whiskey! The ‘mark’. Fine jewelers will stamp .925 somewhere on your silver to show you it truly is sterling.

Grab a magnifying glass and have a look on the inside of ring bands and check the clasps of necklaces to search for the makers mark.

Pawn Shop

If the magnet doesn’t stick but you couldn’t find a maker’s mark so maybe you’re still not 100% sure you could always take it to your local pawn shop and ask them to check it out for you.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to sell your grandma’s silver ring to find out if it’s sterling. Just ask ’em.

Plus ya never know… you might find a worthy guitar hanging on the wall that needs a home.

Your Jewelry Stories

Whether or not it’s .925 sterling silver, your jewelry carries meaning and energy. It holds secrets that only you know about.

You can look at a piece of treasure and remember how old you were when you received it, what happened, where you wore it and … on and on.

Jewelry is a part of your life story.

I respect that. It’s why I pour love and integrity into each and every piece of silver I create for you.

If you have a question about an existing piece of jewelry in your collection, send me a note and I’ll see if I can help you figure it out or design something new from it.

 

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