German Silver Compared to Sterling Silver?

Answer People often confuse German silver and sterling silver. Both are shiny white metals and both are used in jewelry, serving pieces, flatware and decorative accents. But beneath the shiny surface, the... Read More »

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How to Buy Sterling Silver Jewelry?

Silver is a metal that is shiny, highly reflective and often described as a white metal. Its pure form, called fine silver, is too soft for everyday use, so sterling silver is commonly used by jewe... Read More »

Value of Sterling-Silver Tea Set?

Sterling-silver tea sets can date back hundreds of years. A tea set's value depends on its condition, country of origin, age, manufacturer and style. A tea set is, at minimum, made up of a teapot, ... Read More »

How do I Identify Sterling Silver?

Whether you are purchasing sterling silver jewelry, silverware, hollowware or some other sterling silver product, be smart and make sure you are getting what you're paying for, and not some less va... Read More »

How to Polish Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is a precious metal that is white in color and is highly reflective of light. Because sterling silver in its purest form is too soft for use in everyday items, most silver used in j... Read More »