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What does 925 silver mean and where does it come from?

What does 925 silver mean and where does it come from?

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. All of Ruby & Flint sterling Silver jewelry is made of .925 silver, meaning that it is 92.5% pure silver.

The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany.

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