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Semi Precious Beads will be taking a short hiatus before we come back with our re-launched site, new stock and much more! In the meantime we will not be taking new orders, but look forward to returning soon!

Browsing Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver - or 0.925 Silver - is a metal with 92.5% silver. Although 'pure silver' is available (that is as close to 100% silver as possible) - this is often a very weak form of silver and too soft to use for jewellery making findings. Jewellery purchased from shops is almost entirely 92.5% Silver (Sterling Silver).

A common misconception regarding the purchase of silver components and Sterling Silver findings is that everything must be hallmarked. Indeed, some suppliers of sterling silver will claim even the smallest of components is hallmarked but 'invisible to the eye'! Items smaller than 7.78 grams do not need to be hallmarked - and often they are too small to reasonably be hallmarked anyway. However, you can be assured that all items purchased as either Sterling Silver or 925 Silver (or 0.925 Silver) are in fact genuine silver items.

Please be extremely cautious when buying items labelled as Tibetan Silver from other sellers. There is no standard amount of silver that must be contained in these items and they generally contain no silver at all! Whilst they are attractive pieces (though no more so than Sterling Silver!) they simply to not carry the value and quality of real, genuine Sterling Silver.

Our Sterling Silver findings are offered in small retail-friendly quantities whilst retaining the cheaper wholesale prices we try and offer throughout our website!

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