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Know the difference between Sterling Silver and Silver Plated jewelry

Know the difference between Sterling Silver and Silver Plated jewelry

Apr 12 2016

Do you know the difference between silver plating and sterling silver? Most fashion jewelry is silver plated. Unless it is specifically marked otherwise you should assume that your piece is plated. Silver plating is a very thin layer of silver deposited on to a base metal such as copper, brass, or nickel. These jewelry pieces are more durable and generally less valuable then sterling silver jewelry pieces. If you wear the jewelry in water and don't care for it properly the plating will eventually rub off. Sterling Silver is at a minimum 92.5% pure silver. It is valuable and sought...

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