What do you mean by 925 sterling silver?
May 3rd, 2007 12:53
Tania Glover, farji kumar,
925 Sterling Silver is 92.5% parts silver and 7.5% parts alloy combined
into silver jewelry.
Sterling Silver is the whitest of all the metals. Fine silver is
generally too soft for most jewelry applications. Sterling Silver is a
mix of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. Silver products sometimes
may be marked 925, which means that 925 parts per thousand are pure
silver. 99.9% silver is called "Fine silver." Sterling components and
jewelry made in the USA are often stamped "Sterling." Goods made for
international trade are often marked "925" indicating the 92.5%
fineness. "Coin" silver is used in some countries and could be
marked "900" or "800" depending on fineness.
Silver is the most reflective and affordable of the precious
metals.Sterling silver is the standard of quality for articles
containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.