If you are alergic to nickel, wearing the proper Sterling Silver Jewelry may be very important to you. Some Sterling Silver Items have a mixture of nickel and silver, so be aware of what percentage of each base metal is contained with in the item.

Check for the stamping on a particular item. The stamp will normally indicate what pecentage of Sterling Silver is contained, for example 925 Sterling Silver which is 92.5% silver and may be a combination of other materials such as nickel.

So a safe number to look for when shopping for sterling silver items would be 99% Silver which is Fine Sterling Silver Jewelry because it is considered to be pure silver.

Not all Sterling Silver is the same so be sure to indentify whether you are dealing with pure silver - Fine Sterling Silver. <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />