If you are planning to buy sterling silver jewelry, then you should know the difference between pure silver and 925 sterling silver. Well, pure silver contains a little amount of copper because it has 99.9 percent silver. On the other hand, when you come across 925 sterling silver ornaments, then the number denotes 92.5 percent silver in addition to copper which is commonly used.
Jewelers always prefer adding copper because the metals help to make silver soft and malleable. As the hardness is reduced, the jeweler is in a better position to make intricate designs from 925 sterling silver.
Whether you are buying a sterling silver ring or a necklace, you would have to pay a little more as you negotiate at the jeweler’s shop...Read More