KNOW WHAT REAL STERLING SILVER IS
The real Sterling silver jewelry contains 92.5 % (or more) of pure silver, while other “silver jewelry” contains 70 % (or under), because they have at least 30 % or more alloy with other non precious metals.
If you want to wear and to make an investment in jewelry you should beware of sellers who offer “fine jewelry” or “Sterling silver”. Many costumers do not know the difference between the real Sterling silver pieces and other “silver or Sterling silver, Alpaka silver or stainless steel high polished items”, which are not fine jewelry at all.
Sterling silver (925) and fine silver (999) oxidizes when it is exposed to air; this is the main reason why silver jewelry tarnishes over time and takes on a black or yellow-brown tinge to it. These marks or dirt are normal and very likely to occur if it is real Sterling silver.
German, Chineese and Italian silver or nickel silver are very often not real silver at all, they are usually an alloy with non precious metals (copper, nickel or zinc) which are similar to silver. They are sometimes referred to as nickel silver or bad called “Sterling silver” (explanation above).
The bad called “silver jewelry” or other “Sterling silver jewelry” have brightness, never get dirty, are cheaper, BUT NEVER WILL BE AN INVESTMENT AND YOU WILL BE WEARING SOME SIMILAR LIKE “FINE JEWELRY” THAT WILL LOSE THEIR VALUE WITH TIME.
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A SIMPLE HOME TEST?
The must simple and easiest test to do is by using a magnet because precious metals such as silver, gold and platinum, are non-ferrous materials, which means that they are not magnetic. Take a piece of silver jewelry and place it near a magnet; if it is attracted to it, then it is not Sterling silver or fine silver. It could be highly polished stainless steel or another non precious metal that looks like silver.
By using a soft white cloth, rub a small part of the jewelry. If black marks appear on it, then your Sterling silver jewel is true silver.
EASIEST WAY TO CLEAN IT
Rub your pieces with a fine and soft cotton cloth, we recommend cleaning them before or after use (if necessary). Store them whether in a jewelry box or in the original packaging.
TERMS OF PAYMENT AND SHIPPING
Payments are processed only via PayPal and they are subjected to all terms and conditions of Paypal. Your order will start the processing steps after it has been cleared by Paypal authorization.
Your order will be processed during normal business days and hours (central time) they do not include Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. It will be sent within 1 business day after receiving the payment confirmation and it takes 5-8 business days to arrive (free shipping).
For your protection and ours, all of our products require a signature for delivery. If no one is home to receive the package, your local UPS driver will hold onto the package for a second and a third delivery attempt. You may also arrange to pick up the package at your local UPS branch.