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How to Tell Sterling Silver from Plated Silver

Last updated 2 years ago

Sterling silver jewelry has identifiable markings that will help you differentiate between a genuine piece and a silver-plated piece. Examine your item to look for markings that say Sterling, .925, or 925/100. You can also look for markings, like lions or coats of arms, which may indicate it is from England, Ireland, or Scotland.

Single-digit numbers or the letters EP indicate that the item is just silver plated. Silver-plated items do not have a high value. To learn more about the differences between the two, watch this video.

Gem Pawnbrokers offers cash for gold and silver in New York City. Our pawn shop services help you get the money you need. For more information, visit us online or call (718) 225-5436.


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