In this blog I would like to help you avoid a few common silver scrapbuying mistakes. The most common mistake my customers make is the purchase of silver plate material as sterling. This can be a costly mistake especially when you purchase a group of items such as a flatware set or a single purchase of a platter or tea set. First let’s look at the multitude of hallmark stamps that represent silver plate. I have often said that silver plate stamps are a little deceiving when they use the word silver in their name. The list below, of common silver plate hallmarks,does not represent all silver plate hallmark stamps but provides good examples of what you may encounter.
Stebgo Metals Blog
“Buying Dental Scrap: Part 1” covered some of the most common precious and non-precious metals that are used in the dental industry. This week, I’d like to get more into how to skillfully purchase the precious metals and protect your profit margin.
I often get the following questions in regards to dental scrap: Why are there so many different shades and colors to the dental scrap that comes in? How do I buy dental scrap correctly? Do all crown and bridge material contain gold? These are great questions and expose the reality that buying dental scrap can be tricky.
As a professional business woman I have learned that industry associations are a great way to network, and more importantly, to keep up on the latest and greatest in your field. As a marketing professional new to the jewelry industry these associations have helped me to learn the jewelry industry and better supply solutions to our customers. There are many virtual groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media sites aimed at connecting and building relationships with peers in your industry. The Women’s Jewelry Associationis just one organization that has embraced this new type of relationship building. Because of this shift you can learn from a jewelry store owner on the other side of the country or find unique jewelry pieces or quality supplies for your store. Associations, both virtual and in person, gather these resources for you, which makes it easier for you to do business. Stebgo agrees with staying involved with associations throughout our industry which is why we like to feature associations in our weekly blog.