Published: 12-02-2011 02:26pm Posted In: Know Before You Buy
We often heard/read sellers describing their choice of metals in their listings. Some used Gold Filled, the others used Silver Plated, and what is Vermeil? These metals are all bode different values, some are more expensive than the others. Shop smart, know your metal before you buy.
This is a quick brief about those jewelry terms as quoted from Ebay's Guide and Rio Grande's product guide:
Fine silver is marked .999 = 100% silver. Also
called pure silver.
Sterling silver is an alloy and
is marked .925 = 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper.
Argentium® sterling silver is a trademarked brand of sterling silver
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