SILVER METAL TEST
Sure, we all know about the typical stamps like "S925," "925," or "BIS Hallmark" that guarantee the authenticity of stunning sterling silver. But, did you know there are other simple ways to check if your silver is the real deal? All from the comfort of your humble abode!
To check if an item is a sterling silver, wipe and dry it, then hold it up to your nose and smell it. Genuine sterling silver does not have a smell. Because it has a very low presence of copper, lower-purity silver may have a faint coppery smell due to the high presence of copper as an alloy.
To check if an item is made of pure or high-quality sterling silver, gently bend it with your hands. If it bends easily, it's likely silver; if it doesn't, it's less likely to be silver.
To determine if an item is a sterling silver, rub a portion of it with the “Silver Polish Cloth” provided with each sterling silver item order at Blinglane or a clean, white cloth. If black residue comes off, it is sterling silver. If not, it is likely not sterling silver.
To check if an item is made of real sterling silver, run a strong magnet over it. If the item is not attracted to the magnet, it is likely made of sterling silver. However, if the item sticks to the magnet, it is not sterling silver and may be made of highly polished white metal that resembles silver.
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