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    May 23, 2017, 05:34 AM
    Silver jewellery
    What is difference between oxidized silver and sterling silver ?
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    May 23, 2017, 06:40 AM
    They are basically the same. SS is not pure Silver, it is typically 92% Ag. Other metals are alloyed into the silver. Exposure to sulfur compounds, causes the darkening of the surface .
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    May 23, 2017, 07:49 AM
    Beware of the term oxidized silver. Doesn't have to be sterling!

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