China is flooding America with sterling jewelry stamped .925. it is plated. it comes from Hong Kong but some sellers are using American addresses. They claim it is tested and genuine but it is only plated. The Chinese are also flooding the market with fake silver coins and bars and fake gold. Beware of coins and jewelry in pawn shops and discount stores as well. I recommend buying silver dimes because they aren't counterfeited yet. Have your silver acid tested if you do buy and make a big fuss about it if you find it is fake.