Real silver? How do you know that?
How do you know if your piece of jewelery is made of real silver? I explain it below or watch the video on Facebook.
There are 2 things to watch out for:
1. It says 925 on the earhook
The earrings feature the 925 sign which stands for sterling silver. This means that you can assume that your jewelry is made of 92.5% silver. How so? Doesn't it offer a guarantee then? No, it is not a guarantee. It is an international convention that the number 925 stands for sterling silver. However, this has not been checked by the appropriate inspection.
And why isn't it 100% silver? Because you can't make jewelry with 100% silver. Real silver (100% silver) is much too soft. That is why 7.5% copper is added. NB! This mark is not on all jewelry.
2. How can you see from the material that it is a real silver piece of jewelry?
At first glance, you cannot distinguish this with silver-plated jewelry. But over time, a sterling silver piece of jewelery will discolour black (sometimes a bit yellowish or brown at first). Real silver oxidizes in the air and turns black. A silver-plated piece of jewelry, on the other hand, will lose the silver-plated layer after frequent wear. you can see the metal underneath. However, this can no longer be polished.
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