6 Things to Remember Before Selecting a Custom 925 Sterling Silver Manufacturer

Buying 925 Sterling silver is both a risk and an investment, because it certainly does not come cheap, and at the same time, its value can only increase with time. Although it is not as expensive as gold, what gives the 925 Sterling silver its value is that it is made up of 92.5% silver and the rest copper, which is what gives it the durability, and also the name.

However, the 925 Sterling silver also happens to be very easy to imitate, which is the reason why there are so many companies in the market selling knock off 925 Sterling Silver jewelry. Buying such jewelry, therefore, becomes all the more difficult, especially when you are buying them online.

To make things easier, we are going to talk about some of the things that you need to consider before deciding on one custom 925 sterling silver jewelry maker.

[title size=”small” type=”border”]1. Manufacturing Experience: [/title][tm_divider type=”dotted” space=”10px”]Any sort of silver jewelry manufacturer has to have a good track record in the jewelry industry, if they are any good. As is the case with any good manufacturer, if they have established themselves a long time ago, their performance and reputation should increase with time. This will show in their performance and manufacturing rate. Also, make sure that the company you are choosing has been certified to be authentic.
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[title size=”small” type=”border”]2. Resources: [/title][tm_divider type=”dotted” space=”10px”]A good partnership is based on the quality of the Sterling Silver that the manufacturer produces, which in turn depends on the raw materials, the machinery and the manpower available to that manufacturer. Make sure that they give you a brief trip of their production house, where you can take a look by yourself at their manufacturing process.
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[title size=”small” type=”border”]3. Customization: [/title][tm_divider type=”dotted” space=”10px”]A good manufacturer will give its customers the option to customize their own jewelry, and will also have a good customer support base where they take their time to understand what it is you want and explain the fine details of customizing to you. Most 925 Sterling Silver manufacturers have strict customization policies, which is why if you are a small scale jeweler, you would want o make sure that you get your designs patented and prevent the manufacturer from selling the same design to some other company. Also, be ready to make some small compromises with your designs and ideas because some styles cannot be translated directly from the page to reality.
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[title size=”small” type=”border”]4. Privacy: [/title][tm_divider type=”dotted” space=”10px”]This is the part where you have to make sure that all of the customization that you have done for your jewelry is kept private and is not plagiarized. Some manufacturing companies reserve the right to copyright your custom designs and then get them patented, which we think, is not fair. This is why you have to read the fine print of the customization and privacy policy so that you don’t end up unconsciously waving your rights.
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[title size=”small” type=”border”]5. Turn-around time: [/title][tm_divider type=”dotted” space=”10px”]If you are launching your products in the market at a certain time, you have to make sure that the manufacturing company has produced the items on time, without making any compromises with the quality, which is basically what happens at large scale productions. Make sure that the communication between the two of you is absolutely clear, so that everyone understands when and how you want your products to be delivered to you.
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[title size=”small” type=”border”]6. Cost: [/title][tm_divider type=”dotted” space=”10px”]Your business can thrive to its fullest potential only when a strategic partnership is formed between you and your manufacturer. This is only possible when you are allowed the full knowledge of the source of materials being used in the production processed and how much they cost. Since it is mass production, it would make sense for you to go to a manufacturer that offers cheaper prices, but make sure that the quality of the product is always up to the mark. We suggest that you do the nitric acid test on one of your manufacturer’s products. Real 925 Sterling Silver will not be affected, but if it does, you will know that the silver is not pure and you should move on to another manufacturer.
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