Sterling silver chains are one of the most common pieces of jewelry in the world.  Learn about the history of sterling silver chains, review the most popular styles, how to value your own chain, and more.

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Below are statistics about the sterling silver chains market using our own propietary data and methodology:

Individual Cost: $20 to $1,000+

Annual Sales:  Approximately $2 Billion to $4 Billion

Weight, Average (Thin): 10 Grams

Weight, Average (Thick): 30 Grams


Metal (Silver) Periodic Table: AG - 47

Purity Level: Sterling Silver (92.5%)

You can jump to a specific section of sterling silver chains topics below:

(1) Description

(2) History

(3) Styles

(4) Metal Purity

(5) Value your Chain

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