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What does the stamps on jewelry mean?
These stamps stand for sterling silver. This means the piece of jewelry should be 92.5% pure silver mixed with another metal, usually copper. Silver on its own is very soft and needs another metal added to make solid jewelry. A common question that I get is 鈥?I have a gold ring stamped 925, what does that mean?鈥?/div>A guide to what jewelry stamps and what they mean 鈥?Think
What is the abbreviation for jewelry?
These are a few of the most common abbreviations you鈥檒l see: GP/SS – Gold plated over sterling silver, also known as 鈥渧ermeil鈥?Abbreviations are important for understanding the value and characteristics of gems. This jewelry abbreviations list is particularly important in diamond grading.
What are the jeweler鈥檚 markings?
Every jewelry store is different and uses different markings. Examples are the mark JBR, which is the stamp for J. B. Robinson Jeweler鈥檚; or the mark Pgda, which is the stamp for Piercing Pagada. Jeweler鈥檚 marks are registered and can be widely recognized and easily tracked. Often, a jeweler鈥檚 stamp might change over time.
What do the numbers on a piece of jewelry mean?
Each stamp signifies that a piece of jewelry contains 900 parts per 1000 parts platinum, or 90% platinum. Typically, craftsmen mix this metal with other alloys such as rhodium, palladium, and ruthenium. If a piece has a higher percentage of platinum, the 900 number will be larger.