Where do they get silver?
Top 20 Silver Producing Countries in 2009
(millions of ounces)1.Peru123.92.Mexico104.73.China89.14.Australia52.65.Bolivia42.66.Russia42.27.Chile41.88.United States39.89.Poland39.210.Kazakhstan21.711.Canada19.612.Argentina17.113.Turkey14.014.Sweden8.715.Morocco8.316.Indonesia7.717.India7.318.Guatemala4.219.Iran3.520.South Africa2.6
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Silver is generally just known as silver. Silver items that are sterling silver might be stamped with 925 (referring to the fineness of silver), Sterling or have a system of hallmarks that can be identified as silver. Keep in mind that things such as "nickel silver" or "German silver" are actually copper alloys and contain no silver at all!
Silver is an elemental metal. This means unalloyed silver is pure, but most silver jewelry will alloy the silver with other metals (e.g. copper). Silver also oxidizes easily, producing silver sulfide and/or silver oxide surface films. Silver has two naturally occurring isotopes: silver-107 (51.4%) and silver-109 (48.6%).
800 parts of silver per 1000, or 80% silver, 20% other metal. Sterling silver is 925/1000 or 92.5% silver. 800 silver is not sterling quality. .888 silver is "coin silver" as opposed to "stirling silver." It has more nickel in it to make it harder for use in coins. Coin silver must be 900 silver, by law.