925 Silver Charms Wholesale
Wholesale ring companies are the link between jewelry buyers and retailers. Whether you want to sell high end rings, fashion rings or artisan rings, opening a wholesale business can be very profitable. Starting this type of retail business can be done in many ways, and there are several different wholesale ring specialties to choose from.
Pick a niche for your wholesale ring business. You can sell sterling silver rings, rings made of precious gems or metals, plastic novelty rings or costume jewelry rings. Choose a business model. You can either sell rings wholesale to retailers and act as a distributor, or sell rings that you buy wholesale to consumers. As a distributor, you will be required to carry more inventory, but as a retailer you will have to interact with customers and advertise to them.
Value For Precious Metals
Examine your silver pieces for hallmarks which indicate silver content. The numbers will provide you with the percentage of silver content and help to better determine the value of your silver by weight. A 0.900 stamp indicates coin silver, a 0.925 stamp indicates sterling silver and a 0.999 stamp indicates fine silver. Any stamped numbers below 0.900 indicate junk silver. If you cannot find any stamps your silver may be plated and may have little or no value for precious metals buyers.
Real Silver Content
Test your silver to ensure it is real and that the stamped silver content is accurate. Place a magnet up to the silver. If it is attracted to the surface, the silver is not real. Use your metal file and scrape off a bit of the silver surface in a hidden spot. This will dig beneath the silver and expose the metal below if the object is plated and not solid. Your file should cut through silver easily but will have trouble biting into the harder steel beneath any silver plating.