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It means sterling silver. Sterling silver by definition is a silver alloy containing 92.5% silver by weight and 7.5% by weight of some other metal, commonly copper, zinc, or platinum, which help give the silver strength (since pure silver metal is generally too soft for producing functional objects), retain ductility, and prevent corrosion (tarnish). Sterling silver is said to have a fineness of 925, which is the number of parts per thousand of pure metal by weight. Pure silver has a fineness of 999. You should not see 925 on any gold jewelry, instead it should have the karats listed.

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