The terms sterling silver, 925 silver and ‘real’ silver can be confusing if you don’t know exactly what they mean. Pure silver is too soft material for the production of jewelry. To ensure that the material is strong enough, a small amount of other metals is added to the pure silver. This is how the precious metal ‘sterling silver’ is created. The term 925 sterling silver stands for the ratio of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, in this case copper. Sterling silver and 925 silver mean the same thing and consist of real silver!