What does sterling weighted mean?

Answer Weighted sterling (or sterling weighted) refers to a common object--a candle stick, mug or candelabra, for example--that has a thin layer of sliver on its exterior (often .003 inches thin) and is w... Read More »

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What does a weighted GPA mean?

A weighted grade point average (GPA) is one where extra points are added to reward students for taking especially challenging courses. In a weighted course, an "A" will count as five points instead... Read More »

What does 925 on sterling silver mean?

The number "925" stamped on sterling-silver jewelry represents 925/1000 parts of pure silver. Sterling is a silver alloy, and the remaining 75/1000 parts is made up of various other metals. The Uni... Read More »

Why does sterling silver tarnish?

Sterling silver tarnishes whenever it comes into contact with any substance containing sulfur--for example, mustard, eggs or rubber. However, most silver tarnish is the result of a chemical reactio... Read More »

Does Tiffany's use nickel in its sterling silver?

Tiffany & Co. began adding nickel to its sterling silver jewelry in 1851. Nickel increases the strength of the piece without removing the original luster, according to Eve's Addiction: About Tiffan... Read More »