How to Test Sterling Silver at Home?

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Many people find small treasures when they attempt to clean out their attics. If you have come across a metal object then you have to determine the type of metal. Many people are particularly interested in sterling silver items. You will need to test the item you have to see if it is sterling silver. You can start by looking at the markings on the item. If it is sterling silver then you will see that label on the item. It could also be shortened to steer. Another test involves placing a magnet near the item if it attracts then it is not sterling silver.
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Today, many people who own objects made of silver prefer to test these items themselves, to avoid paying a substantial fee for this service to a commercial jeweler. If you have silver
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It'd be in your best interest to take it to a jeweler. They can easily tell
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Find a werewolf and touch him with the silvery material in question. If you have real silver, the werewolf's flesh will quickly burn. If it is fake, it will not burn. If you do decide
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I am not sure, but the magnet is a good idea ! :o)
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How to Test Sterling Silver at Home
Today, many people who own objects made of silver prefer to test these items themselves, to avoid paying a substantial fee for this service to a commercial jeweler. If you have silver and want to test its authenticity, you can do this fairly easily... More »
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