How to buy sterling silver and other high quality jewellery online.
The cost of buying a sterling silver ring and bracelet is now cheaper than buying a traditional sterling silver coin, and you can even get sterling silver coins with an online shopping portal.
The UK government is also introducing a new stamp for sterling silver, which will be used to mark coins and stamps, with the aim of helping shoppers to find the perfect piece of sterling silver jewellery.
The stamp is the first time that stamp has been used in the UK, and will be printed on sterling coins and bars from January 1.
“The new stamp marks the first use of the new stamp on an item of value and marks a new phase in the evolution of the UK silver and coinage industry, which has been dominated by sterling since the early 1980s,” said a spokesperson for the British government.
“This is an exciting step forward for the industry and our shoppers, who are already beginning to see a huge difference in their purchasing experience.”
The new currency will also be used on the silver coin and bar market, where the stamp will be issued at the same time as the coins and bar.
“The introduction of a new type of stamp will help shoppers make more informed decisions on the type of items they want to buy, including those that may be worth more than their current value, while also ensuring that customers receive the highest quality and most affordable silver jewellers can offer,” said the spokesperson.
“We know that many customers find the new type and value of their silver to be more attractive and convenient than the current variety, and that is why we are continuing to work with the industry to bring this new stamp to market.”
The government has also launched an online portal for customers to find sterling silver bars and coins online.