The stamp inside a ring, bracelet or other piece of jewelry is used by the manufacturer to indicate the manufacturer's or designer's name, the metal purity and type. Called hallmarks or assay marks, there are a very large number but in terms of valuation, the most important deal with metal type and purity.Know More
Silver purity is given in a numerical code, which refers to its purity across a thousand parts.
Gold may be indicated as a karat weight, or K, or also as a numerical code referring to its purity over a thousand parts, based on pure gold being 24 karats.
Other metals use varying formats to indicate type. Base metals hallmarks only indicate the type of metal and not its purity.
The letters KP stand for karat plumb. These letters indicate that the ring in question is guaranteed to contain gold that has a purity grading equal to or greater than the amount stamped, which is 10 karat in this case.Full Answer >
The ever-changing colors of a mood ring represent the wearer's mood at any given moment. For instance, blue represents a feeling of calm, and black represents severe stress and tension. Mood rings are designed with liquid crystal that changes color when the body temperature is raised or lowered, similar to a liquid crystal thermometer.Full Answer >
There is not a universally accepted or understood meaning to wearing a ring on the thumb. Spiritualists, however, assign each finger a name and a significance, and a thumb ring could indirectly relate to such beliefs.Full Answer >
When a mood ring turns blue, it indicates a relaxed mood. A darker blue means happiness and love, while a blue-green color could signify that inner emotions are motivated.Full Answer >