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How Can You Tell If a Silver Bucket Is Sterling Silver or Silver-Plated?
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
For an item to be classed as sterling silver, it must contain 925 parts silver per thousand -- otherwise known as .925 fineness. Silver plate is a cheaper alternative whereby a thin layer of silver is applied electrochemically to a base metal body. People use ice buckets made out of sterling silver or silver plate for serving wine and champagne. Solid silver ice buckets are much rarer than the pl

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How to Tell the Difference Between Sterling Silver and Silver-Plated Items
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
Sterling silver is a term used to describe solid silver of 0.925 fineness -- that is, silver that contains 925 parts of silver per 1000 parts. Silver-plated items have a thin coating of silver over a base metal body. Most silver-plated items are electroplated nickel silver, or E.P.N.S., in which the plating is achieved through an electrochemical process. An earlier mechanical process, known as "Sh

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What Is the Difference Between a Silver Shadow & Silver Wraith?
Category : Cars
The Rolls-Royce marque is synonymous with traditional elegance and quality. The Silver Wraith and Silver Shadow models are frequent entrants in today's classic-car shows. Stylistic differences between the two are quite obvious but important mechanical refinements made between 1946 and 1977 also separate these two models. Changing consumer tastes and technological innovations drove the transition f

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How to Invest In Silver, Silver Bullion and Coins
Category : Personal Finance
Have you been wondering how to invest in silver, silver bullion and coins? It is easier than you think and there are many options for investing. You can buy stocks in a silver mine, buy silver bullion and coins directly and invest in other silver investments such as antique coins.

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How to Stop Silver Tarnish on Plated Silver
Category : Home & Garden
Sulfur compounds found in latex, wool, paint, eggs and citrus foods cause tarnish, and high levels of humidity accelerate it. Silver-plated jewelry and housewares are more susceptible to damage than sterling silver, because these objects have a thin layer of silver applied to a metal base. Once the silver wears down through tarnish and repeated polishing, your only choice is to have it professiona

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Junk Silver Coins Vs. Silver Bullion
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
Junk silver coins and silver bullion both contain silver, but they are valued differently. Silver bullion typically comes in 1 ounce coins or in 10 or 100 ounce bars. Junk silver coins are low value coins. Their value is primarily based on the silver content in the coins. Silver BullionSilver bullion often comes in bar form. Typically they are in 1, 10 and 100 ounce bars and are produced by

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German Silver Compared to Sterling Silver
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
People often confuse German silver and sterling silver. Both are shiny white metals and both are used in jewelry, serving pieces, flatware and decorative accents. But beneath the shiny surface, these two metals are not at all alike. For instance, one has a high intrinsic value based just on its weight while the value of the other depends entirely on what it's been made into. Metals ComparedThe

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How to Detect Silver in the Ground at a Silver Mine
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
To find silver in a mine or in nature, you do not look for minerals that are silver-colored. Unlike gold, silver rarely appears in nature in the form of nearly pure nuggets. In the raw state, silver ores are almost always found in combination with other minerals. Silver is often a by-product in lead, copper and gold mines. You can recognize a potentially silver-bearing rock by dark, sooty streaks

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Making Your Own Colloidal Silver Using a Silver Dollar
Category : Health
Colloidal silver been used for hundreds of years to treat various infections and viruses in the body. During the Middle Ages, only the upper class used silverware to eat, which was attributed to their superior health. Currently, colloidal silver can be made using pure silver and distilled water. A silver dollar should only be used in making colloidal silver if it is .999% silver. Anything below .9

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How to Tell the Difference Between Solid Silver & Plated Silver
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
Silver objects come in two varieties. Sterling silver, or solid silver, is comprised of 92.5 percent pure silver combined with 7.5 percent copper. Plated silver, on the other hand, is comprised of a thin layer of silver that has been layered on top of a heavier, cheaper metal. Typical tests that are used to determine whether the surface of an object is silver, such as nitric acid or oxidation test

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