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Definition of Sterling Silver


#1

HIya all!! Ok… Can someone please geive me the LEGAL
definition of Sterling Silver. As far as I know it is 92.5%
silver and 7.5% copper. alloys made with nickle, zinc or
anything else can only be marked .925. Please help. Oh yes…
I am in Canada but definition for US and UK would be nice too.

Thanx Mucho!!

Harry


#2

Harry:

Try - http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/cp01003e.html

Cheers from down the road

Lorne


#3

The term “sterling” comes from around 1320 when the "Easterlings"
were commissioned to make coins for some big wig. The word was
later simply shortened to “Sterling”.