I have very old necklace stamped 356 also with a Crown stamped also.
It probably reads 92.5 which means it's 92.5% silver, a common percentage.
It's a purity mark, which indicates what percentage of silver is in the item. In that specific case, the piece is 96.2% silver, and the remainder is probably copper.
Then it is Silver!
Sterling stamped on any item is .925 silver and .075 other base metal.
If the piece is stamped "sterling," or "925," then it is real sterling. If it's stamped "IS," the initials stand for "International Silver" Company, an American company founded in 1898 from a conglomeration of smaller companies that specialized in silver plated tableware. IS, or International Silver, only has a thin (.20 mm) layer of sterling silver over a base metal core. It has no melt value.
If a piece of jewelry is stamped with OTC 925, the OTC stamp is the name of the company that made the jewelry, OTC International. 925 is a common stamp on all sterling silver.
Acid test the piece. 99% of the stamped .925 jewerlry on Ebay is FAKE silver.
if the number .925 is stamped on it also that means sterling silver if the number .999 is stamped on the ring that means it is pure silver if no numbers, i am not sure
From what I have looked up, A1 stamped on pieces means the piece is silver plated.
The grading's marked on jewelry indicates the quality of the silver. A AAA stamped on the piece is an indication of high quality.
A 925 stamped on any ring (if not a replica or fake) is a numerical term used to define the most referring to precious metal "sterling silver" jewelry piece. 925 is a percentage of silver... 92.5 percent is silver of the piece stamped sterling or 925. the other 7.75 percent of the metals are not of silver content.
If a piece of jewelry has 925 CISS stamped on it, this typically means it is 925 karats. The CISS is just the abbreviations for the maker of the piece of jewelry.
A "900" stamp on silver tells you that it is 9 parts pure silver and 1 part other metals.
.125 means it is nickel. The stamp means what percentage of silver the piece has. So .125 is 12.5% silver, and the rest is other metals
The 925 is an indication of sterling silver, not gold.
When jewelry has 10KCAL stamped on it, the 10K means that the jewelry is 10 karat. The CAL is a mark that shows the company that made the piece.
i have a very small earring and i think they are diamonds inside the earring it has a little square piece of silver with DIA stamped on it, what does DIA MEAN?
The 626 stamped on silver jewelry means that the piece is 62.6 percent pure silver. You will often see it as 626 or .626 on jewelry pieces.
The initial are the person who made the item. In southwestern silver jewelry the initial can mean that the piece is a collector piece and it can mean the difference in value to a collector.
FB Rodgers was a manufacturer of silver plated products and did not produce any sterling. To tell if a piece of silver is sterling or plate, the word sterling or .925 or 925/1000 must be stamped somewhere on the piece. If it is not, it is plate or some other material.
Italian gold jewelry stamped "HCT 925" indicates that the piece is made of gold-plated silver. The "925" means silver no matter what color. "HCT" is the trademark of Floridian jewelry company, Harcourt, Inc.
The most common metal with which silver is combined to create sterling silver is copper. The mix rate is 92.5% silver to 7.5% copper. This is why sterling silver is often stamped with "925" somewhere on the piece
It could be related to the Sterling Silver mark "925," which means 92.5% silver purity. "825" Could boil down to 82.5% silver purity in that specific piece of jewelry.
925 usually means the piece is sterling silver. I don't know what the mc would stand for.