Hi everyone magnetic sterling silver ! no this is not a pun or
a month ago i purchased some heavy figaro and anchor style chain
that had the patina soft sheen of sterling silver and factory
quality hallmarks associated with mass produced chain.
upon later inspection it was noticed that this chain responded to a
magnet as in yes it stuck to the magnet. Now curious and feeling
duped i clipped of a section of the chain and put the torch to it
thinking i would find a stainless or other ferrous metal core i did
not find any steel core it puddled and melted into a ball free of
any dramatic smoke or sparks & associated display of something other
than regular silver. After this initial experiment a piece was sent
to my refiner i am using who has the new XRF laser analyser and
yesterday i received a phone call, the very professional young woman
informed me that the sample i sent was only 37% silver the rest was
nickel and other stuff.
my only logical conclusion is that this product is clearly meant to
deceive the buyer.
is anyone else out there finding any of this material ? - goo