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Silver is considered to be higher-quality than sterling silver. Silver is comprised nearly completely of silver, while sterling silver is an alloy that is comprised of silver and other metals. More »

A silver mark 925 is the identification marking used to indicate an item is at least 92.5 percent silver. It is the most common silver marking and also identifies the piece as sterling, since all sterling silver must be ... More »

When stamped into silver, 925 commonly indicates the object is made of sterling silver. The stamp gives information about the metal composition, time and the item's country of origin. Sterling silver is generally compose... More »

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