Sterling Silver Rings
Sterling silver rings are one of the most popular pieces of jewelry due to them being very affordable yet classy. Great style and lasting value have always been found in jewelry made of authentic Sterling Silver - including rings for men and women. For regal or romantic reasons, decorating the hands with Sterling Silver has been practiced though the centuries.
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What Does Sterling Mean?
Like gold, the amount of silver content must be accurately described by the jewelry seller. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created a variety of markings and stamps to accurately show the silver content and being aware of these can help you when purchasing silver jewelry.
Sterling silver is 92.5 percent (925 parts) pure silver and 7.5 percent (75 parts) of another metal alloy. Only jewelry that is at least 92.5 percent pure silver may be labeled "solid silver," "sterling silver," or "sterling." Silver colored jewelry should NOT have the label silver but often will have it as the item title on EBay and similar sites. Always read jewelry desciptions carefully.
Appropriate markings for sterling silver include: "925," ".925," or "92.5." Silver-plated items must be identified as "silver plated," "silver coated," or "plated with silver." For an extensive listing of silver markings and types see: silver necklaces.
Because oxidation will cause silver to tarnish, sterling silver rings need extra care. Remove your wonderful rings while bathing, washing hands, swimming and sleeping. For nice tips on how to keep your sterling silver rings looking their best, see silver rings. It includes tips for caring, storing and cleaning your silver jewelry.
If you do not know someone's ring size, see if you can manage to borrow one of their rings. You can then measure it or have a jeweler measure it. Alternately, if you are using a ring sizer, be sure to use it at the end of the day when your hands are not cold to get the most accurate size. When measuring ring size, the sizer should easily slide over the knuckle. Feel free to use our Free Ring Sizer to measure yourself or your rings.