Got back yesterday from 5 days in Cabo. While there, we ran into the guys selling silver chains and bracelets, etc at the marina. There are a number of them wearing burgundy shirts making the rounds. My wife and I each bought a chain. Nothing exciting or expensive, one was $30 and the other was I think $20. Neither have a “.925” stamp, to be fair, but they were sold to us as silver.
I wasn’t even thinking about it but tonight I happened to get my chain close to a magnet and it stuck to it. Clearly, it’s not silver. I don’t even know if it’s silver plated. Took the magnet over to my wife’s chain and... stuck right to it.
There’s probably no recourse other than getting the word out about these guys, but if you happen to be in the market for silver, take a magnet with you. Better yet, don’t buy “silver” from the burgundy shirt guys.
I was told there’s an office right there on the marina where you can go complain about things like this. Too bad we’re already home or else I would.