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How to know if your new jewel is silver

This method will not only help you to know if your silver earrings are really 925 silver, but you will also be able to know if a coin is silver or any other object.

To find out if something is made of silver, there are two very simple methods that we can do at home without having anything special. In addition, I am going to explain additional methods that you can do to remove your doubts 100% if you still had them.

How do you know if something is silver?

Method 1

925 silver ring

First of all make sure that your jewel is not black, you can learn how to clean your silver jewel in our previous post, you can click here.

This method to know if a jewel is made of silver is very simple and for them you will only have to inspect the jewel. What we are going to look for is the stamp of sterling silver that is 925 or S925 , in different countries they also usually use a specific brand such as in the United Kingdom that they accompany it with a lion's head and in France with the head of Minerva .

So take the piece you want to inspect and look for this mark. If the jewel you are checking is a silver ring you should look inside, with the naked eye you should be able to see the mark.

If it is a silver necklace or a bracelet , the mark is usually behind the insert or on a plate next to the clasp.

If, on the other hand, what you want to inspect are silver earrings, depending on their design, they could be found in the stud, which is the stick that goes to the ear, or as in the rings inside.

If you still have doubts or the mark does not look good, you can try the following methods and find out if it is made of silver.

Method 2

smell silver jewelry

This method will seem super curious to you but it is 100% chemistry and it does not fail. And it turns out that jewelry made of silver does not produce any odor.

So if you bring the piece close to your nose and it produces a smell reminiscent of keys, for example, we will be after a piece that is not made of silver and is possibly a bad alloy for the skin with a very fine silver bath of law.

Method 3

silver cleaning cloth

Finally, this method will help you remove almost all doubts. For this we are going to need a cloth that cleans silver and cleans metals like Sidol that you can easily find in supermarkets.

This test is to see if the piece has a bath and later check its oxidation.

With the metal cleaner we rub the piece energetically so that the solution impregnated in the fabric takes effect. If the piece is made of silver, we will see that black liquid is released, which is normal since it is the natural oxidation of silver. If, on the contrary, we see that it changes color and it turns yellowish or dull, we would be after a piece that is not made of sterling silver.

Another way is to take the silver jewel and rub it with a cloth to clean silver, if the cloth gets dirty black, as in the previous step, it will indicate that it is silver.

Now that you know how to identify if your silver jewelry really is, we invite you to take a look at our most recent jewelry created and designed with a lot of love so that you can enjoy them and create unforgettable moments.

In our online jewelry you will have it very easy to know if a jewel is made of silver, simply look in the description for the type of material. Most of our jewelry is made of silver, but you can also find our stainless steel jewelry, perfect for people with allergies to certain non-noble metals.

Enter our online jewelry store now and find the silver jewel you are looking for.

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