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.


       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

Number of Karats Parts of Gold % of Gold Purity
14K 14/24 58.3
18K 18/24 75.0
22K 22/24 91.7
24K 24/24 99.9