Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between pure silver and sterling silver?
A: 925 is the purity mark for sterling silver, which is traditionally 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. 999 on the other hand is what's known as fine silver, 99.9% pure silver. ... Fine silver is really soft, as is copper… alloy them together and you get a metal that is harder!
Q: How to Clean Silver Jewelry the Simple Way
A: 1: Add a few drops of liquid dish soap to warm water. ...
2: Soak jewelry in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes.
3: Use a soft-bristle brush, such as a toothbrush, to clean any crevices.
4: Rinse jewelry in warm water.
5:To dry, gently rub jewelry with a silver cloth or microfiber towel.
Q: WHAT IS OXIDIZED SILVER
A piece of blackened or oxidized silver is true sterling silver, but it's surface has been intentionally darkened through by introducing it to a chemical process. This patina, a surface color that occurs when silver is introduced to sulfides, is a sped up version of the natural tarnishing process.
Q: How much gold is in 24k?
Gold Purity Conversion Chart
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