On the lookout for some 925 real silver? Come to us at The Silver Vault

About us - Genuine 925 real Silver and real gold jewelry plus accessories

The Silver Vault sells 925 real sterling silver bracelets, sterling silver rings, 925 silver bangles, 925 silver earrings, 925 silver pendants, and other pieces of 925 silver jewellery. We also have a really nice selection of gold jewllery. We pride ourselves in supplying Swarovski Jewellery and Tree of Life collections which are just perfect to give to someone as a gift. We offer a large 925 silver selection to choose from, so you'll be able to discover the ideal present for any occasion. Our 925 silver jewellery comes from all over the world. Our business model is built on three pillars: quality, design, and, last but not least, price.

Please get in touch with us now if you have any questions on 07977471312 (9.00am - 5.00pm) or send us an email to paul@thesilvervault.co.uk. One of us will respond as soon as possible.

How much is sterling silver jewellery?

Our 925 silver range is extensive so you are sure to find what you are looking for in our shop. We have beautiful ranges of 925 silver and also some in gold. Here is a list of some of the amazing pieces of 925 silver jewellery we sell:

925 sterling silver bangles & bracelets:

925 Silver Faceted Solid Bangle - Dimensions - D63mm, W3mm - £35.00

925 Silver Plain Solid Bangle - Dimensions - D63mm, W2mm - £48.00

925 Silver Hand-Crafted Solid Bangle - This gorgeous hand-crafted bangle can also be opened further to allow fitting over a bigger hand. Weight - 45g. Dimensions - 55mm in height, 70mm in Diameter and will open to approx. 80mm - £110.00

925 Silver Hand Crafted Solid Round Bangle - Dimensions D65m, W5mm. Weight - 19g - £95.00

925 Silver Hand Crafted Solid Oval Bangle - This is a very solid bangle weighing 31g. Dimensions -  W5mm, D69mm, H5.8mm -
£110.00

925 Silver Rounded Plain Bangle - Dimensions - D65mm, W10mm. Weight - 59g - £150.00

925 Silver Solid Hand Crafted In The Style Of Renna Macentoish Bangle - Dimensions - D68mm, W15mm. Weight - 52g - £150.00

925 Silver Hand Crafted To A Very High Standard - Dimensions - Exclusively made only in our workshop. Weight - 85g. Dimensions - 6.5cm inside diameter and 3cm in width - £275.00

925 sterling silver chains:

925 Sterling Silver is used to make all of our chains. The majority of our chains are produced in Italy, which is known for producing the greatest chains in the world. All of our pendants come in three lengths: 16", 18", and 20". Longer chains are available in 22" and 24" lengths.

To request these extended lengths, send an email to info@thesilvervault.co.uk.

925 Sterling Silver Box Chains - Made In Italy - Available in 16,18 or 20 inches. Prices start at just £18.00.

925 Sterling Silver Curb Chains - Made in Italy - Available in 16,18 or 20 inches. Prices start at just £12.00.

925 Sterling Silver Snake Chains - Made in Italy - Available in 16,18 or 20 inches. Prices start at just £12.00.

925 Sterling Silver Chain - Made in Italy - 1.3 mm wide. Price - £28.00.

925 Sterling Silver Chain - Made in Italy - 2 mm wide. Available in 18 & 20 inches. Prices start at just £65.00.

925 Sterling Silver Mariner Chain - Made in Italy - 3 mm Wide. Price - £45.00

925 Sterling Silver Rope Chain - Made in Italy - 2.7 mm. Price - £95.00

925 Sterling Silver Twisted Rope Chain - Made in Italy - 2.7 mm Wide. Price - £120.00

With many, many more sterling silver jewelry pieces to select from, please visit our shop for a complete catalogue.

What is 925 sterling silver?

In short - The metal alloy sterling silver, commonly known as 925 sterling silver, is used in jewellery and beautiful home products. 92.5 percent silver (Ag) and 7.5 percent copper (Cu) are the traditional ratios. Other metals may account for 7.5 percent of the total, but the 925 hallmark always indicates 92.5 percent silver purity.

The word "sterling silver" is well-known in the jewellery world, and you've definitely seen the 925 hallmark stamped on the inside of a ring or on a necklace clasp. The number 925 on jewellery represents the amount of silver it contains, just like "ster", "sterling", or a lion in old British silver markings.

The hallmark 925 or some variation of the term sterling is stamped in a discreet spot on true sterling silver jewellery, such as the back of a pendant or inside a band. A jeweller's loupe or magnifying glass may be useful in seeing the sterling silver 925 stamp and other jewellery hallmarks if it's extremely small.

Sterling silver is a metal alloy, or a mixture of metals. Unlike pure silver, which is 99.9% elemental silver (Ag), sterling silver (925) adds one or more other metals that give the normally delicate metal added strength. Pure silver is naturally very soft, and if used for jewellery without being blended with a stronger metal, it would easily bend or break.

Silver with a purity of 92.5 percent is widely used in functional silver jewellery. Although copper makes up the remaining 7.5 percent of metal in 925 sterling silver, some silversmiths prefer to use zinc or nickel alloys to boost durability. Many jewellery collectors prefer sterling silver with copper reinforcement, especially those with delicate skin.

Because silver is both a colour and an element, there might be some misunderstanding about the various forms of silver. The term "silver" is frequently applied to alloys containing less than 92.5 percent silver, as well as a handful that have no silver at all.

While sterling silver 925 is the industry standard in the United Kingdom and several other countries, the term sterling is also used in other markets to refer to works with lesser silver purity. If a piece is marked with the numbers 800 or 900, it contains less silver than American sterling silver. These low-purity metals are sometimes referred to as European silver or currency silver. The numbers 800 and 900 represent 80 percent silver, 90 percent silver, and so on.

To make matters even more complicated, certain silver-colored metals used in jewellery do not contain any silver at all. Nickel silver, German silver, alpaca, and paktong are all terms for alloys that appear to be silver to the untrained eye but are made up of nickel, copper, and zinc. Barrettes, pillboxes, and costume jewellery frequently use alpaca and nickel-based "silvers."

Is 925 real silver?

If you're thinking about purchasing sterling silver jewellery, you'll want to understand the distinction between pure silver and 925 sterling silver. Pure silver, on the other hand, isn't entirely made up of silver. It contains 99.9% silver and a minor percentage of other metals, such as copper.

Sterling silver, on the other hand, is made up of 92.5 percent silver while the rest of the metal is largely copper. Because of this, Sterling Silver is often referred to as 925 Sterling Silver or just 925 Silver.

Silver must be combined with other metals because it is difficult to create these beautiful designs with just pure silver, which is soft and easily bent. Other metals, such as copper, must be added to add a degree of hardness. Because of this, jewellers can create the most elaborate and sophisticated designs with 925 Sterling Silver.

Is 925 sterling silver good quality?

Yes, to put it more simply. As the name says, sterling silver is made up of 92.5 percent pure silver and the remaining 7.5 percent is mostly copper and other trace components. 925 sterling silver is preferable to pure silver because it is softer, making it more difficult to shape for jewellers. As a result, the ideal sort of silver for jewellery design is 925 sterling silver.

Is 925 sterling silver worth anything?

While sterling silver is fourth on the list of most expensive jewellery metals, starting with the most precious metal that can be used in jewellery production and ending with the least expensive of them all, its value still makes it costly.

This is because, when comparing the values of other metals, sterling silver may appear to be less valuable, yet it is only 'comparatively less'. As a result, when you analyse the value of sterling silver on its own, without making any comparisons, you will see how valuable and expensive sterling silver can be.

Aside from the well-known criterion of pricing sterling silver based on its purity of 92.5 percent pure silver mixed with 7.5 percent of another metal, there are a few more factors that contribute to its worth:

Although sterling silver is an alloy of two metals, if it is genuine, the majority of its composition is still 92.5 percent pure silver, making it seem and feel like pure silver. As a result, whether the silver is 99.9% pure silver or 92.5 percent pure silver, silver fans will not be concerned by its appearance.

Sterling silver is more durable than pure silver in terms of corrosion resistance. Sterling silver's durability index is boosted by the fact that it is not pure silver. As previously stated, the major reason for adding another metal to sterling silver is to give it enough strength to be cast into jewellery.

As a result, both beauty and durability contribute to sterling silver's high value.

The value of sterling silver can be greatly raised by polishing or coating it with metals such as rhodium, a platinum metal.

Platinum is the most expensive of all the metals used to make jewellery. It is also more expensive than gold. As a result, by utilising it to create sterling silver jewellery a high-quality polish, the value of sterling silver can be boosted.

Choosing 'sterling silver and gold jewellery' is another technique to boost sterling silver value. While sterling gold does not refer to a gold alloy created by mixing gold with another metal, sterling silver and gold jewellery is just sterling silver that has been coated with gold to add value.

The value of a piece of jewellery is increased by its complexity. So the value of sterling silver jewellery you own will be determined by how much uncommon or intricate jewellery design you choose to purchase.

If a design includes rare and precious or semi-precious stones, the jewelry's value will rise as well.

If sterling silver jewellery is not properly cared for or is exposed to the elements for an extended period of time, it will lose its lustre and shine. While a quick polish is an easy way to repair and maintain the value of your sterling silver jewellery, neglecting sterling silver jewellery should be avoided if you want to extend its usable life.

How can you tell real 925 sterling silver?

If you're looking for jewellery, you're probably considering a variety of possibilities. Silver is one possibility.

It is a popular choice because it is one of the most attractive metals available. However, as you purchase and look about, you'll realise that silver comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are "real" and some aren't.

You've probably seen things that claim to be pure silver, while others claim to be sterling silver. What exactly is the difference between the two?

Is one of them more important than the other? You might also wonder if sterling silver is real.

In general, sterling silver is the real deal. Although it is a different sort of silver, its authenticity in the jewellery industry is unaffected.

There are, however, people who try to pass off imitation sterling silver as real. You can recognise sterling silver from imitation materials in a variety of ways. Some are simple to complete at home, while others necessitate the use of laboratory supplies.

A fake will not be sold in most high-end jewellery retailers. Jewellers are educated to tell the difference between a fake and a real item.

Finding the imprint on your piece is the quickest way to tell if it's genuine sterling silver. Sterling silver rings, necklaces, and bracelets will all have a "925" stamp on them.

The stamp is commonly seen on the inside band of rings. They are frequently found on the clasp or as a separate charm on bracelets and necklaces.

Anyone, regardless of authenticity, can stamp a piece of jewellery. It's not the best way to tell if your sterling silver is real or not just by looking at the stamp.

Even easier, you may weigh your jewellery to see how much it weighs. Find an item that is similar in size and that you know is authentic sterling silver or silver.

With your hands or a gram scale, compare the weights of the two. If the weights are comparable, you've got a genuine sterling silver piece.

Is it true that silver is magnetic? You can take an easy test with just one simple response. Silver is not magnetic. With a powerful magnet, check your jewelery. If it's real, it won't be manipulated by the magnet.

Slowly bring the magnet closer to you. If your item snaps to the magnet, it isn't real.

If your ring begins to tarnish after a while, it is almost certainly real. Rub the necklace with a white polishing cloth to see if it's real silver. The cloth will turn black as it picks up the tarnish from the surface if the piece is real.

But how can you know if it hasn't tarnished? Your ring will most likely leave a green imprint on your skin. This is due to the chemicals that were employed to give the object its silver appearance.

You should also be aware that some high-end sterling silver jewellery designers are beginning to include rhodium into their designs. They applied a thick layer to the surface to keep it from tarnishing.

Genuine silver, believe it or not, can melt ice! It has the highest thermal conductivity of any metal, which means it dissipates a lot of heat.

Place an ice cube on a silver coin and set it aside for a while. If you return and notice that the ice has thawed significantly, the coin is real. It's a fake if the ice hasn't melted any more than it would at room temperature.