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Locate silver markings by simply looking at the inside or back of the piece of jewelry you are trying to identify. Most, if not all, silver is marked with the grade of silver from which it is made. The most common markin... More »

Identify jewelry markings by the type of precious metal content they symbolize. In the United States, jewelry manufacturers are required to inform the customer of the precious metal content in a piece of jewelry, which t... More »

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The H.CX Hallmark Encyclopedia and 925-1000.com are two websites featuring silver markings from around the world. Both websites let visitors search pictures of silver markings, and they both feature forums where collecto... More »

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