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Things to note about sterling silver wholesale jewelry

Things to note about sterling silver wholesale jewelry

At sterling silver wholesale jewelry market, “92.5%” mainly refers to silver alloys commonly used in jewelry and silver products. Also known as “sterling silver,” it is one of the most popular and recognized silver alloys worldwide.

Silver itself is relatively soft, making it unsuitable for items that require durability and strength.

To solve the problem, silver is often mixed with other metals to improve hardness and durability while retaining the properties of silver.

In the case of sterling silver, the alloy consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals. The most common metal used in this mixture is copper, but other metals such as zinc or nickel can also be used. Adding other metals provides the necessary strength and stability while allowing the alloy to retain its shiny, lustrous appearance.

In other words, Silver 92.5 is 92.5% pure silver + 7.5% alloy. However, even if it is 92.5% silver, there are some things to be careful about.

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First of all, when importing directly from China, you must pay attention to these two points.

  1. Content

Even if it is 92.5%, there are cases where it is not really 92.5% at sterling silver wholesale jewelry market. As I said last time, there are many cases where people deceive others. Basically, if the silver content is insufficient, “silver 92.5” should not be engraved on the product.

However, if silver products imported from China are not 92.5% silver, Chinese wholesalers may simply sell them as silver earrings, but the importer may think that silver = 92.5%. In the Chinese wholesale market, silver products containing only 50% pure silver are sold. However, since it contains pure silver, it can be called silver. It’s not a lie.

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However, if it is sold as 92.5% silver but is not 92.5% pure silver, it may be an intentional attempt to deceive or it may be a mistake on the part of the maker.

In recent cases of intentional deception, the price of raw silver has risen significantly, so they say it is 92.5% pure silver, but lie about its contents. This is because they want to increase their own profits or feel pressured from their customers when costs rise.

However, if it is said to be 92.5% silver, but when you check the actual content, it is not 92.5%. If you protest, they will probably say it is a production error by the manufacturing engineer.

Why? If you have no choice but to hear this answer…

92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy are ultimately mixed by humans. Silver products are made by pouring alloy granules into pure silver and melting them together, but it ends when the manufacturing engineer says that it is because the alloy ratio was not adjusted properly by mistake.

There is a way to make an excuse at sterling silver wholesale jewelry market, so if you are caught lying about the content and selling it, you can respond like this and it will be over.

  1. Imitation silver, real silver

As I explained last time, there is a product called “imitation silver” in the Chinese wholesale market. Silver is plated on copper or a casting and engraved with S92.5 (Silver92.5), which is sold as imitation silver. It doesn’t matter if it is engraved with S92.5.

So, if you do not properly check whether it is imitation silver or real silver, you may end up purchasing a silver-plated product.

So what should you be careful about in the Korean sterling silver wholesale jewelry market?

Many of the silver products in Korea’s wholesale jewelry market are imported from China and Thailand. You can assume that earrings, necklaces, and rings with a lot of cubic elements are imported from China.

People put each cubic piece one by one, but in Korea, production itself is difficult due to labor costs, and production is also difficult because it has to be mass-produced.

Then, Korean wholesalers can also import from China, thinking it is Silver 92.5 and importing from Chinese wholesalers. In other words, this ovrlaps with the points to be careful about when directly importing from China.

Is the 92.5 silver imported from a Korean wholesaler to a Chinese wholesaler really 92.5% pure silver? There is a need to question things. Of course, most of it may be 92.5% silver. However, since Korean wholesalers are small, purchasing from Chinese markets entails risks.

Since you’re buying in small quantities, you might deal with small wholesalers in the Chinese market rather than proper factories. This could lead to importing and selling silver products with insufficient content.

Since you’re purchasing in small quantities, you might deal with small wholesalers in the Chinese market rather than proper factories. This could lead to importing and selling silver products with insufficient content.

Fortunately, wholesalers specializing in silver in the Namdaemun Wholesale Market have been doing business with Chinese main suppliers for a long time. Therefore, there are few cases of lying about the silver content.

In addition, Korean wholesalers manage the pure silver content by checking the proportion of pure silver content from time to time.

Perhaps, I understand that large shopping malls in Korea purchase it from sterling silver wholesale jewelry market and sometimes check the content when they sell it.
In the end, how well does the wholesaler manage its Chinese factory and regularly check the pure silver content? This seems to be the most important.

When you sell silver products later, you should have a basic idea of the sterling silver content of Silver 92.5 so you can respond when content issues arise.

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