True gold jewelry does not have a 925 stamp on it, since a 925 stamp indicates that a piece of jewelry is made of genuine sterling silver. Gold is stamped with a K to indicate how many karats, or parts of gold, it contains.Know More
Silver is a very soft metal. Because it cannot be used in jewelry on its own, it is combined with metals such as copper to form alloys.
Only jewelry containing a minimum of 92.5 percent pure silver can be labeled as sterling. Genuine sterling jewelry is stamped with 92.5, .925, 925 or the word "Ster."
Jewelry can be gold-plated to give a lesser metal the look of gold.Learn more about Jewelry & Watches
When found on jewelry, "Italy 925" means that the piece is made of sterling silver. Sterling silver is comprised of 92.5 percent pure silver and a mixture of other metals.Full Answer >
The "FB" stamp that is found on some jewelry is the initials of the designer Francois Borgel. The stamp is usually followed by a picture of a key.Full Answer >
A 925 stamp inside a silver-colored ring means the ring is made of sterling silver, but inside a gold-colored ring, it means the ring is made of Vermeil, which is gold-plated silver. The 925 stamp is an international industry standard.Full Answer >
The abbreviation "DWT" in jewelry means "pennyweight." A pennyweight is a unit of mass equal to 24 grains, 0.05 troy ounce or 1.56 grams. Jewelers and gold buyers use pennyweights or grams to weigh gold and other precious metals.Full Answer >