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     What to look for when Buying Sterling Silver Jewelry

Beautiful Taxco Mexican Sterling Silver Jewlery

The majority of people today want to buy Taxco sterling silver jewelry. The city of Taxco has become the name that people relate to genuine quality silver. Sterling silver is a piece of jewelry that is entirely made of silver, not silver plated. Sometimes, people will try to pass silver plated jewelry off as genuine. So, I wanted to take a minute to give you some help so that you’ll know when you are looking at the real thing.

 

The first thing to look for is the 925 stamp on the jewelry. This means that 92.5 percent of that piece is pure silver. Our handmade sterling silver jewelry is either  925, 950, or 980 which is the best quality on the market. You may be asking why it is not 100% pure. Pure silver is very malleable leaving it susceptible to scratching, denting, and bending. 925 sterling silver is the most common because it is very pure and durable.

 

The next thing to know is that the country of origin is very important. The finest hand-made silver jewelry is Taxco silver, which comes from Mexico. The small town of Taxco is a couple of hours away from Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero. Local artisans learn the art at a very young age and make the silver jewelry by hand. It is not made by a machine. Many artisans make their own designs, while some copy and redesign. If the origin of the jewelry is not Mexico, you are probably not getting the best quality.

 

You should always inspect the quality of the product. The finest Taxco Mexico silver will show no signs of cracks, dents, or scratches. The piece should be symmetrical all the way around. All of the fittings and clasps should work as they are intended. Of course, some people like small imperfections since it shows that the jewelry was, in fact, handmade. Make sure to look at how the stones that are placed on the silver and that they are all the same shade. Stones that are polished usually look more appealing than rough, unpolished stones.

 

If you are looking for the highest quality Mexican sterling silver jewelry, take a look around our store. We have something for every occasion or just because!

 

 

 

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