Q: Why does "925" mean sterling silver?
A: Sterling silver is an alloy, which means that there are other metals mixed in it. 925 means that 92.5% of the alloy is silver and the other 7.5% copper.
Q: What is fine silver?
A: Fine silver is 99.9% silver.
Q: Why does sterling silver tarnish?
A: Sterling silver contains copper. It is the copper that makes sterling silver tarnish.
Q: Does fine silver tarnish?
A: No, it doesn't. Fine silver contains no copper and therefore it will not tarnish.
Q: What are the benefits of sterling silver over fine silver?
A: Sterling silver is harder and more durable than fine silver. It is also more affordable.
Q: Are any of the products from Ochre Metals silver plated?
A: No. We only use sterling silver and fine silver.