Here you'll find a range of sterling silver beads, findings and pendants for premium quality creative projects.
What Does The 925 Mark Mean On Silver?
You will often see silver stamped with or referred to as .925 or S925. This represents the level of purity and the percentage of real silver within the metal in that it is 92.5% pure with 7.5% made up of other metals. 99% pure silver is typically associated with bullion and fine silver wire whilst .925 is a standard used for most commercially available sterling silver beads, findings and finished jewellery.
Be aware that not every country adopts the same standards in relation to silver and gold metal purity so those with sensitive skin should always purchase precious metals from reputable suppliers.
What Does .925 Silver Filled Mean?
Filled silver jewellery involves coating a metal core such as blended alloys, copper or brass with .925 sterling silver. Filled jewellery can be bonded with any precious metal with gold, silver and rose gold popular examples. Whilst the process is the same, filled beads, findings and jewellery are often a less expensive option than .925 solid silver.