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925 Sterling Silver Information
The ".925" in sterling silver jewelry indicates that 92.5% of the metal is sterling silver, and the remaining 7.5% are alloy metals that may vary from product to product. Most of our sterling silver jewelry is made from alloys of silver and copper, however, other metals may be present. We purchase from many different vendors and they all have different formulations that they prefer using. If you have questions about whether a particular item is nickel free, please contact us by phone or email and we will happily research the matter for you.

99.9% silver is known as "Fine silver." 925 Sterling silver jewelry components made in the USA are often stamped "Sterling." Goods made for international trade are often marked "925," indicating the 92.5% fineness. "Coin" silver is used in some countries and may be marked either "900" or "800," depending on fineness.

Other markings may be seen that are less clear. "Mexican Silver", "German Silver," "Indian Silver," "Montana Silver," or simply "silver" do not guarantee any silver content. "German Silver" is another name for the alloy of Copper, Nickel and Zinc usually called Nickel Silver. Despite the name, Nickel Silver contains no silver.

In many countries, precious metal must be stamped with a quality mark such as "925" for sterling. Some countries require jewelry of precious metal be submitted to a governmental assay office for destructive testing before being marked and sold.

In the United States, The National Gold and Silver Marketing Act does NOT require precious metals to be marked with quality.

Sterling Silver is very easy to test for. Silver plated brass, Nickel Silver, or low quality silver alloys will turn green when a drop of Nitric acid is applied. Sterling silver jewelry however, will turn a creamy color. When testing suspect goods a small file can be used to cut through any plating or lacquer in an unobtrusive part of the item.

For many reasons, not all silver jewelry is marked. Registering a trademark costs over $1000. The maker may not spend the money to have a legal hallmark. Small time artists and Native American silversmiths rarely trademark their work. The size or design of some pieces do not lend themselves to quality marking. Findings and components are often not quality stamped leaving the assembler the choice of attaching a mark, perhaps on a chain tab, to the finished piece.

Many individual artists will stamp a quality mark along with their name or initials. While this satisfies the accountability at the heart of the US stamping act, it is not considered legal.

All of the jewelery with the appearance of silver are made of Rhodium-Plated Metal, unless otherwise stated. Please see the Help section titled "What is Rhodium?" for more information.

At Emitations.com no purchase is complete until you are satisfied. Make your jewelry special by choosing personalized jewelry. Our products are of the highest quality, and we are confident that upon receipt of your merchandise you will find that it matches your order exactly. If for any reason you decide not to keep your merchandise, you can return it to us within sixty (60) days of delivery when accompanied with its proper documentation and in its original box for a full refund of the purchase price. Shipping, insurance, and handling charges are not refundable.


Fashion Contributor - Eugene P. Williams
 
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Gisella's CZ Double Heart Commitment Ring
(3)
Was:$20.00  On Sale: $19.00
Jennifer's Wishbone Pendant - Goldtone
Was:$25.00  On Sale: $19.99
Maria's Black CZ Infinity Ring
Was:$29.99  On Sale: $28.49
Magnetic Earring Backs - 12mm Goldtone
Was:$30.00  On Sale: $24.00
Roxie's CZ Sideways Cross Ring
Was:$30.00  On Sale: $28.50
Sloane's Sun & Wolf Charm Bracelet
(2)
Was:$30.00  On Sale: $28.50
Goldtone Wildcat Ring
(2)
Was:$30.00  On Sale: $28.50
1.5 TCW Jessica's Silvertone Prong Stud Earrings
(29)
Was:$35.00  On Sale: $29.99
Kari's Cubic Zirconia Tiara Ring
Was:$35.00  On Sale: $29.99
Sloane's Sun & Wolf Charm Necklace
Was:$39.80  On Sale: $37.81
Blossum's Round Cut Floral Setting Ring
Was:$40.00  On Sale: $38.00
Chyri's Inlaid CZ Eternity Band Ring
Was:$40.00  On Sale: $38.00
Blue CZ Royal Style Engagement Ring: Silvertone
(54)
Was:$40.00  On Sale: $30.00
Rellah's Engagement Ring - Round Cut CZ
(8)
Was:$40.00  On Sale: $38.00
Sonia's Signity CZ Engagement Ring - Round Cut
(6)
Was:$40.00  On Sale: $38.00
Azalea's Engagement Ring - CZ
(2)
Was:$40.35  On Sale: $38.33
Slim Stackable Lavender and Clear CZ Ring
Was:$45.00  On Sale: $42.75
Serap's Fancy 1.5 CT CZ Engagement Ring
Was:$45.00  On Sale: $41.00
Two Tone Wildcat Ring
Was:$45.00  On Sale: $42.75
Zion's Oval Cut 3 Stone Engagement Ring
Was:$45.00  On Sale: $42.75
Darcey's Pave CZ Promise Ring
(18)
Was:$45.10  On Sale: $42.85
Jay's Silvertone Parrot Cocktail Ring
(1)
Was:$50.00  On Sale: $47.50
Caprice's Goldtone Eternity Band
(12)
Was:$50.00  On Sale: $43.00
Kaysha's Trillion Cut Garnet CZ Ring
(2)
Was:$50.00  On Sale: $39.99
Kula's Round Cut 3 Stone Engagement Ring
Was:$50.00  On Sale: $44.00
Love Ring with Imitation Pearl
(6)
Was:$50.00  On Sale: $39.00
Neva's CZ Cluster Earrings
(6)
Was:$50.00  On Sale: $40.00
Daphne's Silvertone Wedding Band
Was:$50.00  On Sale: $47.50
Min's Petite CZ 3 Stone Ring
(6)
Was:$54.00  On Sale: $44.00
Yara's CZ Promise Ring - Petite Double Band
(9)
Was:$54.00  On Sale: $48.00
Annie's Promise Ring - 1 CT Princess Cut CZ
(57)
Was:$55.00  On Sale: $49.00
Caprice's CZ Eternity Band Ring
(75)
Was:$55.00  On Sale: $39.99
Morgan's Red CZ Goldtone Cocktail Ring
Was:$55.00  On Sale: $39.99
Morgan's Blue CZ Goldtone Cocktail Ring
Was:$55.00  On Sale: $39.99
Slim Stackable CZ Ring
(31)
Was:$55.00  On Sale: $45.00
Morgan's Green CZ Ring - Goldtone
(4)
Was:$55.00  On Sale: $39.99
Marlow's Round Cut 3 Stone Promise Ring
(2)
Was:$55.00  On Sale: $45.00
Rici's Curved Cocktail Ring - Silvertone
(3)
Was:$59.00  On Sale: $56.05
Rici's Curved Cocktail Ring - Goldtone
Was:$59.00  On Sale: $56.05
Andy
(5)
Was:$60.00  On Sale: $50.00
Enya's 1.5ct Black CZ Engagement Ring
Was:$60.00  On Sale: $30.80
Ruka's Heart & CZ Promise Ring
(1)
Was:$60.00  On Sale: $49.99
Emmaline's CZ Eternity Wedding Band
(4)
Was:$60.00  On Sale: $46.00
Mina's Disco Ball Cocktail Ring
(1)
Was:$62.20  On Sale: $59.09
Elisa's Princess Cut CZ Promise Ring
(24)
Was:$64.00  On Sale: $54.00
Baker's Two Tone CZ Cupcake Necklace
(2)
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $61.75
Baker's CZ Pave cupcake Necklace - Goldtone
(1)
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $61.75
Baker's Pink CZ Pave Cupcake Necklace
(10)
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $61.75
Nellie's Two Tone Canary CZ Stud Earrings
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $55.00
Ri's Silvertone and CZ Snake Ring
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $55.00
Davilla's Petite Goldtone CZ Wedding Ring
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $61.75
Natalia's Petite CZ Wedding Ring Set
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $55.00
Nellie's Two Tone CZ Stud Earrings
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $55.00
Lucinda's Sideways Cross Necklace - Goldtone
(7)
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $51.00
Raina's Non Pierced Magnetic Earrings - Red CZ
(1)
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $52.00
Serafina's Engagement Ring - Rose Goldtone
(9)
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $50.00
Lucinda's Sideways Cross Necklace - Silvertone
(11)
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $50.00
Fina's Goldtone CZ Snake Ring
Was:$65.00  On Sale: $55.00
"Sex and the City" Style Wishbone Necklace
(9)
Was:$69.00  On Sale: $59.00
Lilian's 3 Stone Engagement Ring
Was:$69.00  On Sale: $45.00
Aren's Princess Cut CZ Stackable Eternity Ring
(30)
Was:$70.00  On Sale: $64.99
Presidential Wedding Ring - Green CZ
Was:$70.00  On Sale: $54.00
Julia's Vintage Blue CZ Cocktail Ring
(3)
Was:$70.00  On Sale: $49.99
Leeva's CZ Wedding Ring - Goldtone
(18)
Was:$70.00  On Sale: $53.00
Carly
(13)
Was:$74.00  On Sale: $64.00
Adorey's Trillion Cut CZ Stud Earrings
(3)
Was:$75.00  On Sale: $69.00
Camella's Canary CZ Estate Ring
(4)
Was:$75.00  On Sale: $71.25
Hilary's CZ Diamond Charm Necklace
(1)
Was:$75.00  On Sale: $69.99
Green Stone Pear Drop Earrings
Was:$75.00  On Sale: $69.00
Lana's Cluster CZ Stud Earrings
(5)
Was:$75.00  On Sale: $64.99
Saba's Double Row Emerald Cut Eternity Band
(1)
Was:$75.00  On Sale: $69.00
Gia's Imitation Drusy Stackable Ring
Was:$75.00  On Sale: $64.00
Iva's Oval Cut Green CZ Estate Cocktail Ring
(1)
Was:$79.00  On Sale: $69.00
Jessika's Screw Back Earrings - Pear Cut CZ
(2)
Was:$79.00  On Sale: $62.50
Honor's Screw Back Earrings - Heart CZ
(2)
Was:$80.00  On Sale: $65.00
Lina's CZ California Palm Tree Necklace
(50)
Was:$80.00  On Sale: $69.00
Proserpina's Right Hand Ring - Blue CZ
Was:$80.00  On Sale: $70.00
Shayla's Cubic Zirconia Ring Guard
(2)
Was:$80.00  On Sale: $65.00
Zahra's Wrapped CZ Eternity Band
(1)
Was:$80.00  On Sale: $75.00
Amra's Petite Silvertone CZ Wedding Band
Was:$85.00  On Sale: $67.64
Alexia's Pear Drop Red CZ Necklace
(3)
Was:$85.00  On Sale: $65.00
Alexia's Pear Drop CZ Earrings
Was:$85.00  On Sale: $42.50
Devera's Rose Gold Twisted CZ Wedding Band
Was:$85.00  On Sale: $79.00
O's 7.5 TCW Cubic Zirconia Pear Drop Earrings
(27)
Was:$85.00  On Sale: $68.00
Silvertone Infinity Necklace - Original
(12)
Was:$85.00  On Sale: $79.00
Devera's Twisted CZ Wedding Band
(3)
Was:$85.00  On Sale: $79.00
Cassara's 1 CT Round Cut CZ Engagement Ring
(1)
Was:$89.00  On Sale: $72.50
Berkeley's CZ Round Cut Wedding Band
Was:$89.00  On Sale: $69.00
Ann's Silvertone and CZ Spiral Engagement Ring
(44)
Was:$90.00  On Sale: $75.00
Liu's Ribbon Bow Pave CZ Ring
(34)
Was:$90.00  On Sale: $72.50
Montbeliard Canary Cocktail Ring - 5 TCW
(8)
Was:$95.00  On Sale: $70.00
Silvertone April Imitation Birthstone Ring
(1)
Was:$95.00  On Sale: $79.99
Maya's CZ Pave Layered Flower Earrings
(15)
Was:$95.00  On Sale: $82.50
Larkin Leaf Break-Up Necklace
(15)
Was:$95.00  On Sale: $79.99
Carly's Black 3 Carat Oval CZ Engagement Ring
(2)
Was:$99.00  On Sale: $53.20
Marina's Blue CZ Cushion Cut Engagement Ring
(2)
Was:$99.00  On Sale: $79.99
Elle's Goldtone Two Finger Flower Ring
Was:$99.00  On Sale: $94.05
Jennifer's Wishbone Necklace - Goldtone
(9)
Was:$99.00  On Sale: $60.00
Royal Style Wedding Ring: Silvertone
(72)
Was:$99.00  On Sale: $78.00
Jennifer's Wishbone Pendant - Silvertone
(7)
Was:$99.00  On Sale: $79.00
Gift Set: 2 Pairs Alexia's Pear Drop CZ Earrings
(1)
Was:$100.00  On Sale: $74.99
Avani's Trillion Cut Blue CZ Anniversary Ring
(3)
Was:$100.00  On Sale: $89.99
Delmarie's Two Piece Eternity Ring Set
Was:$100.00  On Sale: $95.00
Loki's 3 Stone CZ Wedding Ring Set
(10)
Was:$100.00  On Sale: $75.00
Dorisha's Three Stone Asscher Cut CZ Ring
(8)
Was:$102.00  On Sale: $96.90
Ashlynn's Polished CZ Solitaire Wedding Ring Set
(17)
Was:$104.00  On Sale: $89.00
Kobe's Purple CZ Cocktail Ring
(1)
Was:$104.00  On Sale: $78.50
Oliver's Goldtone Owl Cocktail Ring
Was:$105.00  On Sale: $99.75
Zhen Zhen's 18in Goldtone CZ Panda Necklace
Was:$105.00  On Sale: $88.00
LaRhonda's Vintage Cushion Cut Yellow CZ Ring
(3)
Was:$105.00  On Sale: $84.00
Lucia's Lavender CZ Oval Cut Cocktail Ring
(2)
Was:$105.00  On Sale: $80.00
Mimi's Pave CZ Butterfly Necklace
(4)
Was:$105.00  On Sale: $89.00
Devera's Twisted CZ Engagement Ring
(1)
Was:$105.00  On Sale: $89.00
Vanora's CZ Antique Wedding Ring Set
(11)
Was:$105.00  On Sale: $95.00
Kirby's Silvertone Crab Cocktail Ring
(4)
Was:$106.00  On Sale: $100.70
Alexandrine's Trillion Cut Blue CZ Ring
(8)
Was:$110.00  On Sale: $104.50
Marney's Pear Cut Pink CZ Cocktail Ring
(1)
Was:$110.00  On Sale: $100.00
Shirley's Antique CZ Ring
(16)
Was:$110.00  On Sale: $104.50
Cheri's 2.7 TCW Asscher Style CZ Three Stone Ring
(13)
Was:$117.00  On Sale: $94.00
Detty's 1.5 CT Asscher Cut CZ Solitaire Ring
(6)
Was:$119.00  On Sale: $95.00
Anne Marie's 3 Stone Asscher Cut Canary CZ Ring
(15)
Was:$120.00  On Sale: $104.00
Arlene's Asscher Cut CZ Ring
(20)
Was:$120.00  On Sale: $94.00
David's Hidden CZ Silvertone Eternity Ring
Was:$120.00  On Sale: $114.00
Grace's Emerald Cut CZ Enagagement Ring
Was:$120.00  On Sale: $114.99
Juniper's Asscher Cut Citrine Cocktail Ring
Was:$120.00  On Sale: $100.00
Proserpina's Green CZ Right Hand Ring
Was:$120.00  On Sale: $110.00
Proserpina's Red CZ Right Hand Ring
(1)
Was:$120.00  On Sale: $110.00
Enya's Black CZ Triple Row Wedding Ring Set
Was:$125.00  On Sale: $73.50
Elodie's Heart CZ Screw Back Earrings
(5)
Was:$125.00  On Sale: $99.00
Marcy's Heart Cut CZ Clip-on Stud Earrings
Was:$125.00  On Sale: $115.00
Char's Black CZ Cocktail Ring
Was:$129.00  On Sale: $84.00
Jada's CZ Emerald Cut Engagement Ring - 1.25ct
(1)
Was:$130.00  On Sale: $120.00
Ibis' 5 Ct Cushion Cut Pink CZ Earrings
Was:$130.00  On Sale: $104.00
Adalina's Canary CZ Oval Cut Engagement Ring
Was:$130.00  On Sale: $123.50
Shannon's Art Deco Blue CZ Ring
(1)
Was:$130.00  On Sale: $99.00
Arcelia's Baguette Cut CZ Eternity Ring
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $128.25
Baby Beluga's Whale Cocktail Ring
(2)
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $128.25
Tia Dalma's Octopus Cocktail Ring
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $128.25
Elle's Silvertone Two Finger Flower Ring
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $128.25
Mott's Three Stone Canary CZ Ring
(3)
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $94.99
Sheera's CZ Ring Guard
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $105.00
Two Piece Star Pave Ring
(13)
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $122.00
Zora's Round Cut CZ Wedding Ring Set
(76)
Was:$135.00  On Sale: $115.00
AJ's 4.2 TCW Emerald Step Cut CZ Wedding Ring
(1)
Was:$139.00  On Sale: $109.00
Mushu's Silvertone Year of the Dragon Ring
(1)
Was:$140.00  On Sale: $133.00
Kritty's Silvertone Turtle Cocktail Ring
(1)
Was:$140.00  On Sale: $133.00
Renalde's 3 Stone Flower Set CZ Engagement Ring
(4)
Was:$140.00  On Sale: $110.00
Marilee's Silvertone Fox Cocktail Ring
Was:$145.00  On Sale: $137.75
Ollie's Silvertone Octopus Cocktail Ring
Was:$145.00  On Sale: $137.75
Elle's Rose Goldtone Two Finger Flower Ring
Was:$145.00  On Sale: $137.75
Ambra's Art Deco Lace Cocktail Ring
Was:$150.00  On Sale: $120.00
Zoelle's Silvertone Pink Elephant Cocktail Ring
(5)
Was:$150.00  On Sale: $142.50
Kasen's Black & Clear CZ Snake Bangle
Was:$150.00  On Sale: $120.00
Saraya's 3 Stone Asscher Cut CZ Engagement Ring
(17)
Was:$150.00  On Sale: $125.00
Janet's Imitation Pearl Clip On Earrings
Was:$153.00  On Sale: $122.08
Lindsay's Canary Oval Three Stone CZ Ring
(11)
Was:$159.00  On Sale: $151.05
Algerian Petite Love Knot Necklace
(25)
Was:$160.00  On Sale: $125.00
Ella's Bezel Set Asscher with CZ Border Ring
(9)
Was:$160.00  On Sale: $130.00
Marcy's Round Cut CZ Clipon Stud Earrings
Was:$160.00  On Sale: $125.00
Shayla's Asscher Cut Red Heart CZ Engagement Ring
(2)
Was:$160.00  On Sale: $135.00
Zandra's 4 CT Canary CZ Ring
(1)
Was:$163.00  On Sale: $131.00
Leah's .8 ct Round Cut CZ Wedding Ring Set
Was:$165.00  On Sale: $156.75
Kate's 5 ct Cushion Cut CZ Engagement Ring
(13)
Was:$165.00  On Sale: $140.00
Quinn's Asscher Cut CZ Engagement Ring
(12)
Was:$165.00  On Sale: $122.00
Ellyn's Black CZ Wedding Ring Set
(6)
Was:$175.00  On Sale: $116.50
Vivienne's Dangle Circle CZ Clip On Earrings
Was:$175.00  On Sale: $159.00
Kathy
Was:$179.00  On Sale: $170.05
Montbeliard Canary Cocktail Ring - 9 TCW
(7)
Was:$185.00  On Sale: $149.00
Alta's 1.5 Ct Champagne CZ Dangle Earrings
Was:$185.00  On Sale: $174.99
Bee's 6 ct Emerald Cut CZ Split Band Wedding Ring
(1)
Was:$185.00  On Sale: $170.00
Padgett's Marquise Cut CZ Engagement Ring
(10)
Was:$190.00  On Sale: $149.00
Peregrina Fancy Imitation Pearl Earrings
(1)
Was:$190.00  On Sale: $175.00
Devera's Black CZ Twisted Wedding Ring Set
Was:$190.00  On Sale: $111.30
Lynda's Green CZ Screwback Earrings
Was:$195.00  On Sale: $154.00
Angie's Silvertone Green CZ Earrings
(2)
Was:$200.00  On Sale: $185.00
44mm CZ Art Deco Charm for Jewelry Making
Was:$215.00  On Sale: $150.00
Vilda's Pink CZ Wedding Ring Set
Was:$215.00  On Sale: $204.25
Ananda's Unique Stackable Ring Set
(1)
Was:$220.00  On Sale: $209.00