"Italy" denotes the country of origin, and "925" indicates silver at 92.5 percent purity, which is sterling silver. 92.5 percent purity means that the piece is comprised of 92.5 percent silver by mass and 7.5 percent of ... More »

The average value of sterling silver .925 changes by the hour and day. The best way to determine the current price is to view live spot prices of different metals. As of October 28, 2015, the price for an ounce of sterli... More »

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As of October 2015, the price of sterling silver is 47 cents per gram or $13.34 per ounce, according to CoinTrackers.com. To determine the market price in grams, you must first calculate the market price of silver and mu... More »

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Depending on what is known about the maker's mark on a piece of silver, an index of maker's marks can be searched according to images, country of origin, silversmith's name, production company, or the time period in whic... More »

To clean sterling silver, scrub it with toothpaste and a soft cloth, clean highly detailed areas with a soft toothbrush, rinse the silver with running water, dry it with a towel, and polish it with a cloth. This 20-minut... More »

The quality mark for sterling silver is 925; 825 refers to a grade of continental silver. By law, all silver that is marked with the grade of its purity must also contain the name or registered trademark of the company t... More »

The three main venues through which to sell silver are private parties, silver dealers and pawn shops. Private parties generally pay the most but also may take more time and effort. More »