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  • Can Sterling Silver be magnetic???

    Hi, not sure if anyone can help with this. I'm just doing a photo shoot with my stock. I use a number of sterling silver chains. I just happened to notice that one style of chain was sticking to the magnet on my mobile phone case!

    None of the other chains do this and I was always under the impression that sterling wasn't magnetic, so now I'm a little worried. I know that clasps can be slightly magnetic due to the inside bits, but this is definately the chain itself.

    The chain is one I've bought in length from a reputable UK retailer and I guess I need to check with them, but I just wanted to see if anyone had experience of this??

    cheers,

    cj
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    sterling silver should not be magnetic but it could be slightly if the alloy that it was mixed with is a magnetic material.

    As far as I know, Usually in the EU, sterling silver should be made from 92.5% silver and 7.5% alloy which is usually copper or zinc. neither of these are magnetic alloys so the only way that the chain would be magnetic is if it has been mixed maybe with steel??? hmmm.
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    • #3
      I'd defo check with your supplier CJ. maybe they dont realise there may be a problem with it.

      sorry a lot of maybe's there.
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