What Does Responsible Sourcing Mean?
Being a major player in the silver jewelry market, Precious Jewel is passionate about its responsibility in relation to ethical sourcing. Any silver used in our jewelry is sourced from conflict-free zones such as Australia and South America; the pure silver is then refined into 92.5% Sterling Silver in South Korea. After strict quality control, the 925 silver arrives in Thailand where it is modelled, cast and stamped into some of our amazing creative designs
What is 925 Sterling Silver?
Fine silver is 100% pure and is generally too soft and weak for producing functional objects or Jewelry; therefore, the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength while preserving the ductility and beauty. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing a minimum of 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% of other metals; usually copper, although zinc, platinum or geranium are also common. This combination makes it more resistant to damage and scratches. The standard for sterling silver has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. It is not always that easy to differentiate 925 sterling silver jewelry from other objects made with silver. For this purpose we use stamps.
- ‘925’ means the item is Sterling Silver
- ‘999’ is used to describe pure and unprocessed silver
- ‘750’ and ‘825’ are not Sterling Silver, it is used to make items such as cutlery and tableware
How do we ensure our jewelry is safe?
Having customers from over 30 different countries means our products need to conform to international safety standards. We need to carefully follow the latest international regulations to ensure our jewelry is safe to wear and complies with international standards. For this purpose we are working closely with several recognized international and independent testing organizations.