What you need to know about sterling silver 925 and pure silver jewelry
When it comes to silver jewelry, there are typically 2 choices offered in the market, sterling silver 925 and pure silver.
At Hill to Street, we offer jewelry pieces handmade from sterling silver 925 and pure silver aka our hilltribe silver.
Now, many have asked about the difference between them. Let’s start with sterling silver 925 which is the most common and known in the market.
Sterling Silver 925
In a nutshell, sterling silver 925 jewelry are pieces that contain 92.5% of silver plus 7.5% alloy. The 7.5% is mainly copper. Because of the addition of other metals such as copper and zinc, sterling silver is significantly harder and hence makes it more durable. This is great as it helps to keep your jewelry pieces more long lasting. Due to its strength, sterling silver has also gained popularity to set stones on.