know if its sterling or fine silver. Its thin so it bends easily.
Is there any way to tell the difference, any definitive test?
Carla, the experienced eye can tell pretty easy - fine silver is
"pure" white, sterling is a little grey or brown (just a tiny bit).
Easy way would be to get some known sterling or fine and you should
be able to tell pretty easy. Also the feel and softness is quite
different. fine silver is a “wet noodle”.
The definitive test is to put a drop of dilute nitric acid on it.
Fine silver will foam pearly white, sterling will foam greyish/dirty