Silver jewellery is made from sterling silver - 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.
Silver is a very soft metal and 100% pure silver is not suitable for jewellery because it is too soft and would easily bend and go out of shape.
There are very strict legal requirements that must be adhered to when retailing jewellery in the UK.
UK law requires any sterling silver product over 7.78 grams in weight to be hallmarked by one of the four UK independent Assay Offices.
A hallmark is not be to confused with a manufacturers '925' stamp. '925' stamped into a piece of silver jewellery does not guarantee quality or that the product is really sterling silver.
A UK hallmark must also be present by law, otherwise the product can not be legally sold as sterling silver!
Sponsors mark - this is the unique mark assigned to each maker/importer that is registered with the assay office.
Silvertime is registered with Birmingham Assay Office. All our silver jewellery that we import is sent to Birmingham Assay Office for independent testing and hallmarking as required by UK law. Our sponsors mark is 'ST'.
Standard Mark - this mark denotes the standard of metal, eg. 925 for sterling silver, 375 for 9ct gold.
The Anchor symbol is the mark to show the product has been hallmarked at Birmingham Assay Office.
When we send our jewellery to Assay random pieces are cut and scrapped so that the silver can be tested for purity.
All our products are Nickel free and regularly tested. All gems stones used in our jewellery are also randomly tested.
We have been retailing jewellery for over 20 years. We have been trading on the internet since 1999.
Our wealth of experience guarantees that we only select the finest quality jewellery to include in our product range. We work closely with British manufacturers, UK importers and overseas manufacturers.
The only reason our prices are affordable and highly competitive is because we buy in large quantities and our overheads are low due to now being an internet only business. Many of our products are produced by the same manufacturers that supply exclusive high street jewellers.
We really do offer quality and exceptional value for money together with unrivalled service and customer support.
Strong quality solid sterling silver heavy pendant chain. Rounded curb chain ideal for heavier pendants. Massive choice of lengths up to 42 inches.
Solid sterling silver men's curb chain. A good medium weight chain with 6.5mm wide links. Available in large range of lengths from 20 inches (51cm) through to 24 inches (61cm)
Men's 9.2mm solid sterling silver curb bracelet, matching chain available, 7.50 inch (19cm) - 24 grams, 8.50 inch (22cm) - 28 grams, 9.50 inch (24cm) - 32 grams and 9.75 inch (25cm) - 35 grams. This is one of our most popular and best selling silver curb bracelets.
4mm wide solid sterling silver diamond cut unisex rope chain. Available in lengths up to 30 inches (76cm), the diamond cut edges give extra sparkle and shine to this popular chain design. Rope chain is becoming much more popular and the diamond cut rope chain is the preferred choice.
Mirror finish highly polished curb chain, 9.2mm width which is medium to heavy gauge. Classic shaped flat diamond cut curb links, stunning quality. Available in lengths from 18 inches - 46cm and 20 inches - 51cm weights from 60 to 67 grams depending on chosen length.
Solid sterling silver unisex diamond cut rope chain. This stunning chain measures 3.3mm diameter and is available in lengths from 16 inches (41cm) to 30 inches (76cm)
Highly polished solid sterling silver heart tag necklace. With heart tag and T-Bar fastening, this is a timeless classic design available in 16 ,18 ,20, 22, 24 and 26 inch lengths - 40cm to 66cm lengths.
6.5mm wide solid sterling silver curb bracelet. Medium width and weight curb bracelet suitable for men and women.
Premium quality diamond cut solid sterling silver curb chain with a good depth of 1.9mm and a width of 4.9mm.
Quality silver pendant chain. Rounded curb chain (as opposed to diamond cut curb chain) suitable for use with pendants. This is a premium quality solid sterling silver curb chain fitted with a larger than usual clasp measuring 6mm. Finished with a patented anti tarnish finish 1.75mm wide and 1.10mm depth.
Highly polished solid sterling silver heart tag bracelet with t-bar fastening. One of our best sellers over the last 15 years. New stock is arriving before the end of November
Sterling silver curb bracelet, currently available in: 8.5 inch (21.5cm) length - 22g and 9.5 inch (24cm) length - 24g. Fitted with a quality lobster clasp and highly polished finish.
Sterling silver unisex belcher chain of a medium weight that would suit a man or woman, not too heavy but not too light. The link diamter is 3.90mm, we offer lengths from 16 to 42 inches (41 cm to 107 cm) , fitted with a premium quality lobster clasp.
Heavy men's solid sterling silver curb chain, 11.3mm wide curb links. Superb quality finish fitted with a quality durable lobster clasp. 86 grams - 137 grams which is 2.7 to 4.4 troy ounces depending on length chosen.
A beautiful highly polished silver chain, this stunning chain is great to wear on its own or for use with a pendant. The round braided link is very flexible and smooth, perfect for larger pendants. We offer this Spiga chain in two different widths, this one being the largest at 2.50mm diameter. 16 to 36 inch lengths available.
Men's 9mm wide Heavy Byzantine silver bracelet, 8.5 inches weighing 40 grams. This stunning handmade silver bracelet features a superb highly polished finish. This is one of our most popular men's silver bracelets. Matching neck chain also available.
Solid sterling silver men's curb chain. Available in a wide range of lengths from 18 inches (46cm) through to 30 inches (76cm). A nice quality weighty curb chain at a very competitive price.
3.8mm width solid sterling silver figaro chain. The Figaro is a popular italian chain style comprising of 3 small circular links and one elongated oval link then repeating.
11.3mm width solid sterling silver curb bracelet, fitted with quality lobster clasp. Available in 7.5 inch, 8.5 inch, 9 inch and 9.5 inch lengths weighing up to 45 grams. This is one of our best selling wide curb bracelets since we introduced it in 2011.
Men's gun metal finish silver bracelet, 9mm width lengths 20cm - 7.75 inch length - 26 grams, 22cm - 8.75 inch length - 30.00 grams, 25cm - 9.75 inch length - 35.00 grams.