sterling sliver

James Slaughter

what is sterling silver made up of?

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver that consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of other metal, usually copper. Other metals that may be used in sterling silver include zinc, platinum and germanium. (silvergallery.com)

The discovery of sterling sliver alloys.

sterling silver has been dated back all the way to the 12th century, where it was used as payment for English cattle. (silvergallery.com)

how sterling silver alloys are manufactured

The sterling silver alloy is manufactured by a "casting" machine (silvergallery.com)

The cost of the alloy

the spot price for sterling silver is $13.42 per ounce or $0.47 per gram (cointrackers.com)

Three physical properties of sterling silver

1. sterling silver is malleable

2.sterling silver is very bright which is why its used for jewelry ect.

3.sterling silver is also a very good conductor of electricity

three chemical properties of the alloy

1.its melting point is 1,763.2 degrees Fahrenheit

2.has 11 isotopes

3.boiling point of 2212 degrees celcius

How the alloy is used

Sterling silver is used for a lot of things. sterling silver is mainly used to make jewelry and other shiny things. it is also used to conduct electricity .

ONE INTERESTING FACT

sterling silver also reflects about 95 to 97% of all visible light!
How To Identify Silver If It's Not Marked Sterling?

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