925 sterling silver is comprised of 92.5% pure silver alloyed with other metals for strength, shine, and durability. Generally, the remaining 7.5% of the composition includes a harder metal such as copper or nickel. On its own, silver is quite soft and would not be able to withstand being formed into jewelry, or being worn on a daily basis. Quality sterling silver jewelry should always be stamped ".925 sterling silver", to indicate the purity of the metal. All products from Emitations.com are 925 sterling silver, unless otherwise noted. Other metals that we use include brass based metal, which is sometimes plated with more precious metals. Using brass based metals allows for a rich silver or gold hue at a lower price than .925 sterling silver.
We also carry jewelry where the sterling silver is specifically alloyed without nickel, for those people who have sensitive skin and/or nickel allergies. Many of our couture and special occasion jewelry pieces are made from 14k white or yellow gold, for a more luxurious look and feel. We will always make sure the metal type is provided in the product details, so that our customers know exactly what they are purchasing. For more information please reference our jewelry dictionary. Or go to our sterling silver rings collection.