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Diamonds are just the beginning! Every woman deserves a ring that no one can top. The 925 Sterling Silver Engagement Ring mimics the affordable metal in the world through its texture, shine, and luster.A Sterling 925 silver engagement ring is a universal symbol of love and commitment, so most engagement rings are made in 925 silver metal.
What is so special about sterling silver?
Sterling silver is a unique metal with a unique and important history in the jewelry industry. It was once considered the best metal for making jewelry, but no one wanted to buy it because of its common name. The solution? The British government changed its name to sterling silver and made it out of pure silver by minimum 92.5% purity, guaranteeing that it was made in Britain. This created a demand for the metal and it is now one of the most popular metals used in jewelry today.
Sterling silver rings and necklaces were renamed "sterling" to make them sound more appealing. Jewelry made from sterling silver is often stamped with 925, which stands for the alloy of 92.5 percent pure silver, and 7.5 percent copper that the jewelry is made of.
But add sterling silver to your vocabulary and watch how many friends, clients and customers start dropping "sterling" in your presence. Sterling silver is a type of alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. There are two types: "sterling" (92.5% pure) and "coin" (75% pure).
The sterling version is better suited for jewelry while the coin version is used for general fabrication.Sterling silver is a dense, silver-white alloy that tarnishes slightly when exposed to air. It has other metals (copper, nickel) added to form the metal and that give sterling a higher melting point than pure silver.In the United States and Canada, sterling typically contains 92.5% pure silver while in Europe it may contain 95% pure silver.The coin version is a .925 fine silver which has a higher density than sterling, making it more valuable for jewelry-making because it's harder to create designs and more likely to retain its shine. In the United Kingdom, the sterling standard for fine silver is 900 kg/m (31.1 lb/ft) of pure silver.There is a huge difference in the value of gold rings and silver rings.