Hi Jayleen,How woild i lnow is a real silver? I have milor 925 made inItaly. Need asap .. Thanks
Following are three quick ways that can help you detect if it is a real silver or a fake.
1)Silver has a nice ringing sound when it is tapped. If it is a coin, you can flick it into the air. Alternatively, you can gently tap it with another coin. In both instances, you should hear a high-pitched bell-type ring that lasts about 1-2 seconds. The silver quarter ring will be much higher-pitched compared to the dull ring of the copper quarter
2)If you place an ice cube on a silver coin or bar, the ice will begin to melt immediately. Obviously, ice will melt if placed on anything at room temperature, for example, but if placed on silver it will melt much more quickly and impressively. Try it!
3)Silver is not magnetic. If you place a strong, rare-earth magnet called a Neodymium magnet on a silver coin or bar, it should not easily stick to it.
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