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Silver Education: What Does a 925 Stamp Mean?

If you’re jewelry addicts like us, you probably carefully study every piece of jewelry before buying it. You may have noticed a 925 stamp on certain silver baubles. What does a 925 stamp mean? That’s what we’re here to tell you!

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A 925 stamp (aka a .925 or S925 stamp) signifies that 92.5% of your jewelry is sterling silver, and the remaining 7.5% is made of alloy metals. If you see 925 stamped on a piece of jewelry, this means the jewelry meets the quality standards of silver. Anything without a 925 stamp isn’t considered true silver. Now there is one loop-hole (isn’t there always?) – not all countries are strict with their markings or require a stamp. Luckily there are easy ways to test for sterling silver authenticity at home.

1) See if your silver jewelry sticks to a neodymium magnet. If your jewelry does stick, then it’s a good indicator it isn’t sterling silver.

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2) Rub a soft white cloth on your silver jewelryA 925 piece of jewelry should oxidize when exposed to the air, so if you see black marks on your cloth, then your piece is more than likely sterling silver.

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Do you have any silver jewelry tips? Share with us in the comments section below!

 

 

Guy Laroche Jewelry: A Labor Day Style Staple

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Brighten up your Labor Day whites with the ultra-modern edge of Guy Laroche jewelry. The ’60s Parisian couturier-turned-jewelry designer was celebrated for his sleek and sensual aesthetic. Structured lines and geometric shapes transform Laroche’s sparkling creations into stylish jewel-box staples.

Looking for the perfect statement accent to go with your LWD (Little White Dress)? Then try the Link Bracelet with Cubic Zirconia (above) or the Circle Drop Earrings with Cubic Zirconia. If you’re a white shorts and breezy top kinda gal, then the Bangle Bracelet with Cubic Zirconia or Circle Pendant with Cubic Zirconia(below) might be right up your alley. Either way, Guy Laroche jewelry gives your Labor Day look a little effortless glamor!

The Jewelry Insider

July 26, 2013


Designer jewelry collections are a dime-a-dozen these days. From Real Housewives to Bachelorettes and beyond, it seems every C-list reality star with 15 minutes of fame thinks they have the fashion smarts to design bling real women want to wear.

It ain’t that easy, folks.

So when I see a designer jewelry collection with REAL fashion street cred behind it? It’s like finding a needle in the proverbial fashion haystack – and I have to share it with my fellow jewelry hounds.


Enter the “ELLE Time & Jewelry Collection” debuting on Jewelry.com this week!



Yes, THE ELLE  – as in the iconic Paris-based, fashion magazine that started during WWII and evolved into the world’s #1 fashion publication. Not only was ELLE responsible for encouraging the ‘pants revolution’ back in the 40s, freeing women from the confines of stockings and skirts (huzzah!), they were the first publication to be founded and run entirely by – women.  Love it!

I love their fashion credo even more:


 “We believe clothing without accessories is like a party with no cake” (or champagne, as the case may be…)

Long story short? If you have the ELLE fashion juggernaut behind a jewelry collection? You know you’re going to have well-designed, versatile, stylish pieces at price points every woman will find worthy of their hard-earned cash.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the new boutique:

ELLE Butterfly Pendant in Sterling Silver. Price: $150
ELLE Retro Ring in Sterling Silver. Price: $170

Or you can check out the whole collection here. And just between us? Take this coupon code with you to get an extra 20% Off through Sunday, July 28th with code: ELLE at checkout (shhhh…).

ELLE Rose Quartz and Mother-of-Pearl Earrings in Sterling Silver. Price: $120

And, as always, weigh in with your thoughts about the line here. I love to hear the jewelry hounds bark!