Identifying Sterling Silver?

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When identifying sterling silver a simple and first line test is a piece of magnet. Silver, along with platinum and gold, is not attracted to magnet. Put a sterling silver item close to the magnet, if the magnet is attracted, it is not sterling silver, perhaps it is stainless steel. Sterling silvers are generally marked with '925', '.925', or 'S925' on the clasp or any hidden area of the jewelry. Not all 925 silver is marked, but if it has that stamp, you can be sure that it is a 925, or sterling silver piece. On necklaces and bracelets you can find the stamping on the clasp, on rings it is most likely on the inside of the band.
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