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 >
A 750 mark on jewelry means that the metal alloy used to make the jewellery contains 75 percent gold or another precious metal. Most precious metals used in jewelry are alloys because the addition of other metals improves hardness and durability. It also changes the color of the metal.Full Answer >