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Know
your silver

Silver is a precious metal favored for its white, shiny tone. Much like gold, pure silver is soft and malleable, making it a popular material for luxury jewelry, currency, and precious statues. Genuine silver is a wonderful metal for jewelry thanks to its elegant white tone and low maintenance care. Silver jewelry works well in formal and casual settings, adding effortless sophistication to any look.


The Truth About Silver

What is Sterling Silver?

Spotting Fake Silver

Shopping for Silver

How to Take Care of Silver Jewelry

Authenticating Silver Jewelry At Home

If you own old silver jewelry and want to test if it's real or not, there are many ways to do it at the comfort of your home.

  • Check to see if there are markings to signify the purity of the silver. Common markings include 925, 900, and 800. You can also use a magnet to test your silverwares. Like most precious metals, real silver is nonmagnetic.
  • The odor test is also a useful way to identify real silver from fakes. Real silver is odorless so if there is a metallic or sulfur-like smell, even if it's faint, chances are the item is not real silver or at the very least silver-plated with a metal/steel core.
  • Real silver is prone to oxidation and tarnish. Polishing your silver pieces with a white cloth is another great way to authenticate it. If the item doesn't leave a black residue on the cloth, it may be fake.
  • Use ice to check if the silver item works as a superconductor like real silver. Even at room temperature, real silver absorbs the heat from its surroundings and will melt the ice faster. Use your body heat and hold the silver item against a block of ice. If it's melting rapidly from the contact point, it's probably real.
  • Lastly, check with your local and trusted jeweler. Some home tests may be damaging to your jewelry so the safest way to check for authenticity is through a professional.

If you're looking for high-quality and genuine silver jewelry, Gold Palace offers a vast selection of women's, children's, and men's silver jewelry. Check out our shop here.

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY silver at GOLD PALACE

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you offer bullion coins?

Gold Palace does not offer standard bullion coins. We specialize in intricate sterling silver jewelries; and 99.9% fine silver ceremonial coins, homewares, and murti.

2. Are your silver pieces affordable?

Silver items are generally more affordable than gold but since silver is a precious metal, it is not cheap nor do we offer poor quality silver. We procure our silver from the world's finest silversmiths to provide you with unique, timeless designs meant to stay beautiful and valuable for a lifetime.

3. Is silver safe for children?

Silver is generally hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and safe to use as daily jewelry even for children. As a precaution, we advise adults to always supervise children when they put on or take off their jewelry to help prevent accidents and injuries. Keep small pieces such as earrings, studs, and pins away from small children as they are a choking hazard.

4. What are the available payment methods?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Amazon Pay, and PayPal. We also offer an easy, four-part installment plan for all online orders. Our website is secured using industry-standard encryption technologies to protect customer data and information.

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