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Identifying Silver Jewelry

Determining the quality of the silver you have, isn't always easy. This guide is about identifying silver jewelry.



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July 27, 20162 found this helpful

There are definitely bargains to be found at your local thrift store. If you know how to look, you may come upon a lovely piece of silver hiding under that tarnish. This is a guide about finding silver at thrift shops.

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August 13, 20160 found this helpful

When shopping thrift stores and garage sales, it is nice to be able to recognize if an item is made of silver. This is a guide about, "How can I tell if something is made of silver?".

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May 28, 20140 found this helpful

This is a guide about determining silver plate vs. sterling silver. There are marks on the bottom of silver pieces that with the help of the internet, can tell you whether it is sterling or not.

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January 30, 2010

I tried to sell some silver jewelry that was rejected by the "dealer". They did not stick to my magnet and were tarnished, so I thought they would be eligible. What is wrong with this theory?


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January 30, 20101 found this helpful

True sterling silver jewelry will be marked either "Sterling" or "925".

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February 8, 20100 found this helpful

It is probably on silver plated.

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