When stamped into silver, 925 commonly indicates the object is made of sterling silver. The stamp gives information about the metal composition, time and the item's country of origin. Sterling silver is generally composed of 92.5 percent silver, hence 925.Continue Reading
Hallmarks have been used to identify the purity of metals since the 14th century in England and France. The type of hallmark depends on the item's country of manufacture. For example, in France, a complicated system of symbols rather than numbers reveals the purity, place and time period of manufacture. A true hallmark is a guarantee of purity given by an entity other than the maker.
In the United States, true hallmarks are not used. A mark of fineness, such as the 925 mark, is often used with a maker's mark and a copyright stamp to guarantee the purity and authenticity of a silver object.Learn more about Rings
To calculate ring sizes, measure the circumference of the finger with a string or a piece of paper. Compare the length of the string to a ring size chart.Full Answer >
To measure a person's ring size with a piece of paper, cut a thin strip of paper and tape one edge of the paper to the knuckle of the person's ring finger. Wrap the strip around the finger, mark the spot that meets the edge and measure the distance. The exact measurement of a size five ring is 1 15/16 inches. There is a difference of 1/8 inch between sizes.Full Answer >
An infinity ring is a ring that uses the infinity symbol in its design. Infinity rings symbolize a union so strong that no matter what comes between two lovers, the love will never cease to exist or break. The word "infinity" is derived from the Latin word "infinitas," which means something that lasts forever or never ceases to exist. This explains why infinity rings are so popular among lovers.Full Answer >
There are four ways to wear the claddagh ring depending on relationship status. If worn on the right hand with the heart facing outward, it means the wearer is not in a serious relationship and is potentially looking for one; in other words, her heart is open.Full Answer >