What is Sterling Silver or 925 Jewelry?
What is the 925 and why does it matter what your jewelry is made of? What are the main differences between the different metal types in jewelry? Today we're going to dive deeper into understanding what Sterling Silver is and isn't. Sterling Silver consists of 92.5% silver, and the remaining part consists of copper – mostly copper. This is the reason why Sterling Silver is popularly referred to as 925 Sterling Silver or just 925 Silver.
Your jewelry isn't 100 or 100% silver mainly because silver needs to be combined with other metals in order to make the great designs we love in jewelry. If jewelry was made with just pure silver, the jewelry would be far too soft and malleable. A bit of hardness has to be introduced, by adding other metals such as copper. That’s why jewelers are capable of making the most intricate and complex designs with 925 Sterling Silver.
Why is it important to buy real 925?
It requires quite an investment from your side, whether you are buying a sterling silver pendant or a necklace. But it is a worthwhile investment as its value increases with time. Fortunately Boma Jewelry makes hundreds of styles that are accessible priced to begin building your jewelry collection, with some items beginning at $20.
Why haven't I heard about this before?
Today the majority of women who know about sterling silver have learned the hard way about their jewelry materials. Through their own personal experiences with jewelry they have discovered that they have sensitivities to metals most commonly, nickel, brass or stainless steel. Boma Jewelry is well-known among women who have to buy jewelry from a reputable and trusted brand. Boma Jewelry is made with precious metals, namely sterling silver and gold.
How does Boma Jewelry prove that its jewelry is truly 925 Sterling Silver?
At Boma Jewelry we use trusted Assay Companies to test our jewelry in their laboratories. An assay is an analysis designed to measure and test the composition in ore, alloys, and precious metals. With respect to precious metals, specifically silver and gold, it is a way to make sure that all the items tested are produced to meet the correct purity standards and content.
A Sample Boma Jewelry Assay Test
We've provided a copy of one of our assay tests. In this test you can see that the composition of silver is actually higher than 92.5%. In this sample piece of jewelry the elements present are: Ag (silver) at 94.1%, Cu (cooper) at 3.61% and Zn (zinc) at 1.43%.