Looking Forward To A Great 2018

We are back from Chinese New Year holiday! Now all the order processing, customer service resume normally.

In the Year 2018, we’ll develop and design more silver jewelry and also add more categories of jewelry findings/DIY components.  Also, the warehouse and stocking system will be upgraded to meet the needs of our customers.

We are looking forward a great 2018 to your business!

Canada Silver Jewelry Import Tax

As a frequently asked question from our new Canada customers, we post the silver jewelry importing tax from China to Cannada here, for reference.

Commercial Package Taxes

There are 3 taxes that might occur if the package is looked as a commercial package.

  1. Customs Tariff (Duty): 8.5% for silver jewelry
  2. Sales Tax (GST/PST/HST): 13% – 15% varies from different province.
    If you are a reseller in Canada, you need to provide your company information along with GST registration number to avoid Sale Tax charges by the logistics company.Please refer to the document of Canada for more details. Please contact your local tax office and DHL to confirm if the tax will be charged by DHL.

    If the consignor is a GST/HST registrant, you pay the GST/HST on the price the consignor charges you (assuming your purchase of the goods is taxable, other than zero-rated) and collect the GST/HST from your customer on your selling price (assuming your sale of the goods is taxable, other than zero-rated). If the consignor is not a registrant, you do not pay the GST/HST to the consignor, and you collect the GST/HST from your customer on your selling price.

    Charge the GST/HST, Canada Government Documentation

    GI-009 Consigned Goods, Canada Government Documentation

  3. Processing Fee & Transaction Fee: charge by UPS/DHL, need to consult with your local DHL or UPS for more details

The possibilities that a package will levy a tax

  • Airmail – around 3% possibility to levy a commercial tax

Normally use ePacket(under 2kg), which is an upgraded airmail shipping by China Post, will cooperate with Canada Post in Canada domestic shipping. i.e. the Canada Post will deliver the Canada domestic part. The ePacket generally will not be looked as a commercial package so the possibility of levying a tax is relatively small.

  • Express shipping – very possible to levy the tax

UPS/DHL will be more possibly looked as a commercial package. To avoid being looked as a consumer package and you don’t want the logistics company to charges tax,

Also, UPS/DHL will charge a Processing fee and Transaction fee according to GST/PST/HST



Our Spanish site will be ready soon – Nuestro sitio en español estará listo pronto

As a lot of Spanish customer demands, we speeded up the translation of our website to Spanish language. People should be able to visit our spanish site in 1 week or sooner.

As the translation is processed by Google translation, there might be some errors on the page or products. Please report to us if you found any problem. =)


Como muchas de las demandas de los clientes españoles, aceleramos la traducción de nuestro sitio web al idioma español. Las personas deberían poder visitar nuestro sitio en español en 1 semana o antes.

Como la traducción es procesada por la traducción de Google, puede haber algunos errores en la página o en los productos. Informe si encuentra algún problema. =)

How To Get Most From Silverbene As Your Silver Jewelry Source?

Position Your Jewelry Business

Yes, you need firstly position your business. Why? Because you need to stand out, let people remember you and why they should choose your jewelry. See more at Wikipedia Page For Positioning

So that is absolutely necessary, let’s get started by asking the following questions

What’s the style of your brand look like?

A. Vintage
B. Modem
C. Fancy
D. Elegant
E. Casual

What the age is your typical customer?

A. 40s – 60s
B. 70s
C. 80s
D. 90s
E. 2000s

What the range you are going to price for your main products line?

A. Over $200
B. $100 – $200
C. $50 – $100
D. $20 – $50
E. $10 – $20
F. Under $10

What the extra service do you have?

A. Gift Wraps – Gift card, delicate gift boxes
B. Custom Engraving
C. Gift Delivery
D. Cleaning
E. Re-electroplating
F. Change Ring Size
G. Exchanging by original price
H. Return in 7 Days
I. Buy-back

What is your brand story?

A. A modern brand with a minimalism designer
B. A vintage brand with a designer lived years in Tibetan
C. A family workshop interested in beautiful silver jewelry
D. A student who has a unique and extraordinary sense of beautiful jewelry
E. An office lady who want to find elegant jewelry for both office outfit and daily life.
F. A company making the silver souvenir for orgnazations.
G. …

By Combine the answers above, you should get a basic idea of your jewelry business. Then keep that in mind to choose your products.

Choose The Right Member Type

Silverbene has 3 kind of member types, the General, the Dropshipping / Mix wholesale, the wholesale.

Generally speaking, if you are a dealer you need to choose the Dropshipping / Mix wholesale, or wholesale, the former doesn’t have any minimum quantity restriction while the latter needs 10 items for each sku ( 1 color 1 style).

If you need to get the lowest price, the wholesale member type should be better as there’s around 6% difference from the Dropshipping / Mix wholesale member type.

But if you need more flexible, especially you just start your silver jewelry business, Dropshipping / Mix wholesale will be more suitable as you need to confirm the quality and the style in real to determine if they are welcomed by your customer.

Get Data From Silverbene

Silverbene allows the members to download its data to resell the silver jewelry products.

The data including

  • Product Feed, a csv (comma seperated value) file included all products data.
  • Images, a zip package will be provided if requests

Feel free to request the data when you become a wholesale or dropshipping member of silverbene.

Prepare Your Own Title & Description ( Only for Online Resellers )

As the online resellers of silverbene spread all over the world, it is not a good idea for just using the product title and description as they are. Google doesn’t like duplicate content so as other selling marketplace sites. Worsely, customers can find and compare the price of the products by just copy and paste the title!

By just reword the title and description, it will sharply change the result of the selling online: Your products become unique, at least search engines like them.

Typically you can just add, reword the tile or description.


This pair of stud earrings

Smooth Round Bead 925 Sterling Silver Stud Earrings 3/4/5/6 mm

can be reworded as

Sterling Silver Angel’s Treasure Sphere Ball Earrings Stud For Women


Don’t Be Duped: Learn How To Buy Genuine 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Online

Wikipedia defines Sterling silver as an alloy of silver which contains 92.5% weight of pure silver and 7.5% weight of other metals (usually copper). It has a minimum millesimal fitness of 95 and since it’s added with copper, Sterling silver is harder than pure silver.

Due to the rich history, culture, and value, it’s no surprise that silver always wins people’s heart. Unfortunately there’s a lot of fake sterling silver jewelry in the marketplace. How do you identify it? Read on to find out.

The Price Will Give You A Clue

Silver sells at a fair price. Check out the price of a gram of pure silver (99.9%) at http://www.kitco.com/charts/livesilver.html.


It falls in the range of 0.81 USD per gram (Updated on 2021/3/26). This implies that the basic price of sterling silver is 0.75 USD ( 0.75 = 0.81 * 92.5% ). Factor in an additional 10 – 20% for shipping the raw material and a further 30% for production cost (that’s the average cost of batch producing 50000 pieces in China) and the wholesale price shoots to above 1.17 USD per gram, and the actual cost is depending on the production complexity of the jewelry. After factoring in all these, 1.3 USD is ideally the perfect price (perfect production, simplest craftsmanship, perfect QA & management system and cheapest human resource). Anything less than 1.3 USD per gram should get you worried: it’s fake.

Buy Only From A Trusted Website

It’s a well-known fact that some websites claim to sell 925 sterling silver yet it’s fake. So, BEWARE OF STERLING SILVER FROM CHINA!!! – Surf through eBay and you’ll see them all over. Still the silver products can be found on eBay herehere and here. Their price is lower than 0.8 gram yet they all have a 925 stamp. That can’t be true. Why? Because the price of sterling silver can’t be less than 1.17 USD per gram as illustrated above. It’s impossible. In fact, to make it even more suspicious, the weight of the jewelry isn’t even stated.

Buy Samples And Send Them To Laboratory

If you are a store owner, counterfeit silver might ruin your business. The most reliable way to test silver is to buy a small amount firstly, send them to a trustworthy laboratory and get the results. If that cost too much, chooses randomly your samples for testing.

Learn the Silver Jewelry Manufacture Industry In China

There’re different jewelry manufacturing areas in China. Guangdong Province, mainly Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanwei are the largest silver/gold jewelry manufacturing cities in China.

Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewelry Industry

This article has introduced Shenzhen as jewelry manufacture and marketing place in detail.

Updated April 27, 2017. Other leading silver jewelry manufacturing cities, like Guangzhou, Shanwei, will be introduced later.

Understand The Common Alloys Of Fake Sterling Silver

Counterfeit Sterling silver is cheap to make that’s why it retails at relatively low prices. Scrupulous retailers use cupronickel (an alloy of copper and nickel) to make fake sterling silver because they all look the same. This reduces the price by about 60 – 90%. Ideally speaking, the production cost drops by 60% because counterfeiters add pure silver (about 30%) to make the fake sterling silver jewelry look as real as possible. To an unsuspecting person, there won’t be any noticeable difference. (Check the test below for pure silver)

In other cases, the fake silver is made of a zinc-nickel or iron-nickel alloy with no traces of silver in them at all. These are easier to tell because they are plated with a layer of silver that quickly fades away.

How To Test Silver

There are a number of ways through which you can tell that a sterling silver jewelry piece is fake and it always works. Check out the following links for reference:

  Sterling Silver Iron Nikel Alloy Copper Nickel Alloy 30% Silver Copper Nickel Alloy
Bleach Test Change Color No Change No Change Change Color
Has Stamping/Marks Most Some Some Some
Magnetic Weak Strong Strong Strong
Silver Acid Test Pass Fail Fail Fail

Useful silver test articles:
Home tests to identify real sterling silver from fake
How to Tell Real 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry from Fake Silver
How to Test Silver