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THE “HALLMARK” TEST Inspect your silver jewelry all around for a mark known as a “hallmark” (you might need a magnifying lens for this). An imprint of the numbers “925” indicates that the jewelry piece contains 92.5% of pure silver. Other marks may be “Sterling Silver,” “Ster” or “Sterling.” Markings are normally found on larger parts of the jewelry piece where they can be engraved. THE “MAGNET” TEST Hold a regular magnet above or near your jewelry piece. Pure Silver is not magnetic, so if your jewelry piece is drawn to the magnet, it is not real 92.5 sterling silver or more. Chances are that the alloy your jewelry piece was made has a different composition percentage. THE “WEIGHT” TEST Another...

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What is sterling silver? This is a quality jewelry alloy for men.

Sterling silver is the most popular silver alloy today. It is 92.5% pure silver, the remaining 7.5% is copper, sometimes nickel, platinum and other metals. Sterling silver products are marked with 925 samples, which is normal for us. Additives in the form of copper most often significantly increase the strength of the metal and make it harder without losing the main features: reliability, quality and durability. Sterling Silver is a dazzling white shine and noble alloy. Initially it was used in Germany to produce silver coins, and since 1158 in England, silver became a raw material for the production of the well-known sterling by the decree of King Henry II. Silver jewelry Sterling Silver is the most commonly used alloy,...

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Day of the Dead

Sugar skull given for the Day of the Dead, made with chocolate and amaranth from MexicoSugar skull given for the Day of the Dead, made with chocolate and amaranthSkulls and skeletons are the main symbol of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead.

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