Fine silver is 99.9 percent pure or more. Sterling silver is defined as 92.5 percent pure or higher which is also call 925 silver in some countries.
Fine silver is really soft and can easily damaged. While sterling silver is more durable, that’s why Sterling silver is considered as more versatile in terms of the jewelry design Sterling silver is most often used for fashion jewelry because of its combination of beauty and durability. Acceptable quality marks for sterling silver include:
- sterling silver
With a proper care, your silver can last a very long time. It is generally considered that the cause of silver tarnishing is sulphides in the air rather than oxygen. So regular cleaning and properly store your silver are very important. It’s a good idea not to wear your silver when swimming, bathing, or cleaning.