What is sterling silver and does it have hallmark?

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What is sterling silver and does it have hallmark?

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A. Sterling silver is a mixture of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Every sterling silver piece carry “.925” hallmark on it. Most of our sterling silver is coated with Rhodium for tarnish-free and to have a platinum look. Q. Will sterling silver jewelry including rhodium plated tarnish? A. Sterling silver is sensible to humidity, creams, lotions, ointments and perfumes. Its oxidation/tarnish does not indicate that it is not of good quality; it is a normal characteristic of this metal that affects only the external layer of the jewelry. It can be easily eliminated with appropriate cleaning techniques. The sterling silver jewelry including rhodium plated might tarnish due to sweat. In this case, it must be cleaned after use. Tip! apply your hair spray and perfume BEFORE putting on the jewelry. Q. How to take care of sterling silver jewelry? A. Avoid using the jewelry when working on heavy-duty jobs: electrical, mechanical, gardening , etc. Avoid

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