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How Much Silver is Actually in Your ‘Weighted’ Sterling Silver pieces?

With silver prices at their highest point in several years, we are buying lots of sterling right now!

A lot of silver is weighted as shown in the photos. Much of the weight is actually a resin or plaster-casting, with a layer of silver wrapped and pressed into the cast to give the piece detail. The actual silver weight is a fraction of the total weight of the item.

Stop by and take a look at some of the examples we have in store! We are always happy to educate and explain how these items are made, bought and sold. Come by and see us any time!

We’re located in Memphis, on the 1st floor of the i-Bank building at 5050 Poplar, next door to Whole Foods.

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