What is 875 Silver?

In its purest form, silver is a very soft metal, therefore 100% silver jewelry is not durable, so in most jewelry, it is alloyed with other metals while in the molten state and the proportion of silver in the final mixture determines its fineness. Different countries have different standards for fineness (proportion of silver in the finished jewelry.)

In the United States, this standard is 92.5% silver, or 925, also called sterling silver. Our jewelry is made to both the standard of 87.5% Silver, or 875, with 12.5% copper and zinc, sometimes called “Russian Sterling Silver,” and 92.5% Silver, or 925, with 7.5% copper and zinc, called “Sterling Silver.”