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Determining the Value of Silver Jewelry

This is a guide about determining the value of silver jewelry. The value of most jewelry is determined by the value of the metal it is made out of. The value of silver is ever changing and is based on its weight and purity.
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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

Sterling silver is a silver alloy containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal, usually copper. Sterling silver is commonly used for making fine jewelry. This is a guide about how much is .925 silver worth?.

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October 19, 2017

I have a lovely silver bracelet that I purchased in Mexico over 60 years ago. The workmanship is perfect. There are no markings on it. Did they make silver jewelry back then without using markings? The bracelet is tarnished. I should have polished it before taking photo.

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Here are a few facts about Silver made in Mexico.

  1. Pure silver has a brilliant metallic luster.
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  3. Pure silver is a soft alloy that is easy to work with and to form. However, if you're making jewelry, plates, silverware or beads the alloy needs to be mixed with another alloy to make it stronger and more durable.
  4. If the bracelet was handcrafted from pure silver and one of the alloys it can tarnish at a slow rate. This will tarnish faster than pure sterling silver.
  5. A good quality sterling silver bracelet is 90% silver and mixed with 10% alloys.
  6. In Mexico they would stamp their silver. Such as 925 or so forth. This indicated the state of purity of the silver bracelet.
  7. If you purchased your bracelet from 1960 to 1970 the bracelet would be stamped with a number. The different range of number is 900, 925, 970, and 980. These are Eagle number of silver made in Mexico.
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  9. I would suggest looking at your bracelet and see if you can find any stamp with a number such as these.
  10. This will indicate how pure your bracelet is and how much alloy was used when making your bracelet.
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November 23, 2015

Would someone know if the 925 silver ring has more value if it is marked V8 (1947) or if it doesn't really matter?

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October 2, 20171 found this helpful

It seems that the artist who designed the ring was named Valerie. If you are melting down the ring, it doesnt matter. If not, you need to see if there is a market for this artist.

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November 5, 20170 found this helpful

I have one earring it has 925 and right beside v-8 what do i have?

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