EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

Consumer Jewelry Guide

How to avoid Knockoffs

How to avoid Knockoffs

Copyright infringement is serious, even if you don’t know you’re doing it. If you’re the average consumer and don’t have a jewelry business, you might not face legal consequences for possession of replica designs, but there are many benefits to buying authentic: The original artist is able to make money through royalties. Buying counterfeit jewelry designsRead more about How to avoid Knockoffs[…]

Fine vs. Fashion Jewelry

Fine vs. Fashion Jewelry

The world of jewelry comes with its own vocabulary. Depending on the materials composing it—not the final price—the jewelry you purchase is either fine jewelry or fashion jewelry. Simply put, fine jewelry is made entirely from precious metal and/or non-synthetic gemstones—with some exceptions. Gold vermeil (gold plating over sterling silver) is considered “fine”, but goldRead more about Fine vs. Fashion Jewelry[…]

How do I know I’m buying sterling silver?

How do I know I’m buying sterling silver?

Laws in the United States, Canada, the U.K., and many other countries dictate that alloys containing less than 925 parts silver per thousand cannot be stamped or sold as sterling silver. When you buy sterling silver, look for markings like “sterling” and “925” stamped directly onto the piece of jewelry. Sterling silver plated jewelry willRead more about How do I know I’m buying sterling silver?[…]