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All our prices are in USD. All measurements are approximate. All silver jewelry is stamped "925" to assure its silver content. Clicking the links below will take you to the chosen category

925 poison rings.



925 poison rings,
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925 rings with stones.



925 rings with stones.
Silver jewelry with stones.
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925 rings without stones.
Silver jewelry without stones.
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925 Cremation Jewelry complete necklace kits.



925 cremation jewelry necklaces.
Beautiful heirloom quality jewelry.
925 picture locket necklaces.



925 picture locket necklaces.
Picture keepsake necklace.
925 necklaces with stones.



925 necklace with stones.
Silver jewelry with stones.
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925 necklaces no stones.
Silver jewelry no stones.
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Unique jewelry online.
925 earring with stones.



925 earring with stones.
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925 earring no stones.
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925 sterling silver
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925 history and uses.
925 is an alloy that contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. The other metal is copper most of the time.
The sterling standard has a minimum standard of pureness of 925. For example fine is 99.9% pure. By it self it is too soft for making strong usable objects. For this reason it is usually combined with copper to give it strength while keeping the ductility and looks of the precious metal.
Other metals can replace the copper. Usually with the idea of making better over all types of the basic sterling mix. Such as lesser casting porosity, less fire scale, and being more likely not to tarnish. These replacement metals include germanium, zinc and platinum, as well as a variety of other additives, including silicon and boron. Alloys such as argentium have appeared in recent decades.
Sterling jewelry has been around since 4000 before Christ and even then it was known as a precious metal. In early America, it was used for money and general goods as well.
Between 1634 and 1776, some 500 silversmiths created items in the New World ranging from simple buckles to ornate coffee pots. Silversmiths of this era knew of and worked with all precious metals. But they mostly worked in sterling.
Early America lacked an assay office during this time. American silversmiths adhered to the standard set by the London Goldsmiths Company. This standered was 91.5% - 92.5% by weight silver and 8.5% - 7.5% copper. Stamping each of their pieces with their personal maker's mark, silversmiths relied upon their own status to asure the quality and composition of their products.
Silversmiths in the early days used many of the same ways to produce sterling as used by those in Europe. Casting was often the first step in making pieces. Workers would melt it down into easy to use squares.
Sometimes they would create small pieces by casting it into iron or other molds. It was rare for an entire piece to be made via a mold. Next, silversmiths would forge the squares into the shapes they wanted. They often hammered the thinned silver against specific shaped dies to mass produce simple shapes like the oval end of a spoon. This process occurred at room temperature and is called cold working. The repeat of strikes of the hammer work hardened sterling, causing it to become brittle and hard to work with. To combat work hardening, silversmiths would heat their pieces, heating it to a dull red and then cooling it in water. This relieved the stress in the alloy and returned it to a state that was easy to work with. Hammering required more time than all other silver macking processes, and therefore was the reason for the majority of labor costs. Silversmiths would then seam parts together to create very complex and artistic items. Sealing the gaps with a solder of 80% silver and 20% bronze. Finally, they would file and polish their work to remove all seams. They would finish it off with engraves and a makers marks. Its been moving up through the fashion world as new designs and style emerge over the years. As time goes on it just keeps getting more popular. Sterling jewelry comes in a different variety of styles and textures. The places which we now know that held mines were Peru, Mexico, and other areas around the same area. It is said today that at that time 75% of the source of silver came from that area
Lots of things from fine design jewelry to computer chips uses it. It also shows a very powerful form by being used in many types of money thru out the planet. The characteristic of white gold with shiny but slightly darker finish can be seen in Sterling jewelry today, but at that time it couldn't have this finish. Although it has so many purposes, I believe the best use of it is in producing jewelry products. The usual sterling that is used is usually highly polished and reflects the light beautifully.
Sterling is a big market in today's world and it has the makers the middle men, the retail stores and buyers that at any given time control the shift and ups and downs of the price by the day. There you have it, fine sterling and a basic history of the who, what, when, where, and of course we all know the why today. Because we all love wearing fine jewelry!

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