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Silver plating test?

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Howdy.,

I looked around on the web and most articles are about silver bullion.

I have something that is claimed to be silver plated.

Any simple tests for silver plate?

Or should I just check with a jeweler?

This is probably a one time thing so a bottle of some expensive

chemical is not too good.

Thanks aheadotime.

Best

CR

 

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Simply apply bleach to a silver product. If it tarnishes quickly, then it is real silver. Otherwise, it is fake. Bleach however may damage your item and devalue it greatly.

https://treasurepursuits.com/how-to-test-silver/

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Howdy,

I called a jeweler and was told to look for stamps or various markings.

I looked the box and papers over finding nothing.

On the bottom in tiny letters    Silver Plate.

So that sure answers that. Sure tiny letters.

Best

CR

 

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Unless it is stamped "STERLING", chances are good that it is just silver plate.

 

In order to identify if flatware and other items are sterling silver, the items must be identified with a hallmark or stamp that states “sterling” or “925”. The stamp is usually small and placed on the bottom of bowls and plates or at the end of flatware items. Items that are sterling silver mean that they are 92.5% silver. The stamp or hallmark on these items is mandatory by the United States government in order to keep silver regulated.

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