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How is Sterling Silver Made?

Molten Silver
Molten Copper

 

Sterling silver is made by melting pure silver, which has a melting point of 960.5 degrees Celsius (1761 degrees Fahrenheit) and combining it with melted copper (melting point 1093ºc / 1981ºF).

The purpose for combining these two metals is to increase the hardness of the pure silver so that it may be strengthened while also increasing its ductility which enables it to be more easily worked into jewellery and other products.

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