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I bought a ring at a market - lady says it's Tibetan silver, is that real silver?

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Hi, does anyone know what Tibetan silver is? It's got a design on the ring, just wondered if it's real silver?
asked Aug 14, 2013 in Shopping by pance (50,970 points)

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Tibet silver is a lead-free zinc alloy that has anywhere from 5-10% actual silver content. Compared to sterling silver that has 92.5% actual silver content. Up to you to decide whether you consider it 'real silver'. I wouldn't.

Oh and they hardly ever come from Tibet, most of it comes from China.
answered Aug 14, 2013 by ccee (307,900 points)
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