Faq: Jewelry Hallmarks

On the surface, a hallmark is a stamp of purity on precious metals used in jewelry. Hallmarks are also used to indicate the country where an item is manufactured or produced. Hallmarks are also widely employed as security markings and as makers' marks, i.e., identifying an item as the product of a particular manufacturer.

Here are some frequently asked questions about jewelry hallmarks and the answers...


What is 585 on jewelry?

To show that the jewelry has 58.5 percent gold, the number 585 is stamped on European gold jewelry.The 585 mark is similar to the 14K marking in the United States, which indicates that a piece contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more different metals, giving it 58.3 percent gold content.


What does 750 stamped on jewelry mean?

The marking 750 indicates that jewelry is made of solid 18K gold.


What does 333 mean on jewelry?

333 is 8k (8 karat) gold, slightly less than 9k gold which is called 375. The number denotes the parts of pure gold in 1000 parts of another metal. In other words, there are 333 parts of gold in your necklace, the balance being made up of other metals.


What does 952 mean on jewelry?

The purity of a ring's silver is represented by the number 952. So, for example, 952 indicates that the ring is 95.2% pure silver and the rest is composed of copper or iron.


What does gf mean on gold jewelry?

A ‘GF’ stamp means the piece is gold-filled


What does 825 stamp on jewelry mean?

825 is the same as 19 Karats of gold. 825 represents a purity rating of 82.5 percent, meaning that the piece contains more than 82 percent gold.


what does 950 stamped on jewelry mean?

The 950 stamp means that jewelry is 95% pure metal and 5% alloy metal. The 950 mark means that the metal the ring is made out of is nearly completely pure and is of high quality. Silver, platinum, and palladium rings are typically marked with 950, as well as other silver metals.


what does 375 on jewelry mean?

If a gold product contains the hallmark ‘375’, that means your gold is 9 karat – or 37.5 per cent pure. The final 62.5% of the product is a mix of various metals, such as nickel, copper, or occasionally silver.


what does 9999 mean on jewelry?

It's the purity of the gold. As a decimal fraction. .9999 means the jewelry is 99.99% pure.


what does 800 stamped on jewelry mean?

The number 800 symbolizes the item's purity, and it indicates that your silver object is 80% pure silver and 20% alloy.


What does the stamp 325 mean on jewelry?

325 is the gold fineness expressed as 325% gold (to 1000). it is not a common gold standard.


What does 715 mean on jewelry?

The stamp 715 on jewelry means that 715% out of 1000 is pure gold or silver.


what is 926 jewelry?

The 926 mark refers to yellow 22k gold. This differs significantly from 925, which means silver.


What does 685 mean on jewelry?

Pure gold content is often represented in decimal %’s for example, 14 karat is represented as gold marked 685 is approx. 16K gold.


what is 5925 on jewelry?

If you look closer, you'll see that the 5 is actually an S. The 925 stands for 92.5%, which is the Sterling silver standard. So, for example, a piece of jewelry with the inscription S925 is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper (usually copper).


What does 835 stamped on jewelry mean?

835 is the purity hallmark of European silver, which is 83.5% silver and 16.5% copper.