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Old 03-20-2017, 08:03 AM
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Was hunting in the woods and dug a huge spoon about 5 inches down. Took it home and started cleaning it and found it was stamped "PANAMA SILVER"!

Woo-hoo!

Then I Googled Panama Silver and discovered it's a combination of copper, nickel and zinc. NO SILVER! Nada! Zip!

What a bummer.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:09 AM
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Found a spoon yesterday I'm my back yard no stamp don't think it was silver.

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Old 03-20-2017, 09:12 AM
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Yea, German silver is the same and there are other names too.
All about merchandising but still ya gotta go after them and have faith that all of them won't be fake.

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Reminds me of the phrase "Coitus Interruptus"
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
Yea, German silver is the same and there are other names too.
All about merchandising but still ya gotta go after them and have faith that all of them won't be fake.
Yep, I was thinking the same..

German silver, nickel silver...

First I've heard of Panama silver...

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:16 PM
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Sometimes even the stuff that's stamped 925 isn't real.
This one here is not real silver, therefore not real Tiffany either i'm sure

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Sometimes even the stuff that's stamped 925 isn't real.
This one here is not real silver, therefore not real Tiffany either i'm sure

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Is it magnetic?

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Is it magnetic?

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No it's not magnetic but I must have acid tested it 5 times and it fails every time.

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No it's not magnetic but I must have acid tested it 5 times and it fails every time.
How did you test it?
A guy in the biz says the pros never use silver testing acid because it is too hit and miss.
Most use 18k acid and if the scratch turns blue...silver.


Never mind, not Tiffany.
Real Tiffany has no seams on their links.

http://blog.hunterridgejewelry.com/2...entic-tiffany/

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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
How did you test it?
A guy in the biz says the pros never use silver testing acid because it is too hit and miss.
Most use 18k acid and if the scratch turns blue...silver.


Never mind, not Tiffany.
Real Tiffany has no seams on their links.

http://blog.hunterridgejewelry.com/2...entic-tiffany/
I tested it with the silver acid but I just tried the 18k and nothing it just dissolved, You had me curious so I tested a piece I know is silver and sure enuff it turned blue, thanks for the tip!

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