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What is the Hallmark for Silver?

Updated: Feb 27, 2018

Curious about other hallmarks? We've researched this for you!

A hallmark is the stamp that is located inside the ring. Not only is it lawful that all jewellery made from a precious metal has to contain a hallmark, but the hallmark itself is a great way of indicating the percentage of pure silver that jewellery piece contains.

Starting with hallmark '800', this means it contains 80% of silver. The hallmark for pure silver is '999', although the most common type of Silver used for jewellery is Sterling silver and the hallmark for this is '925', meaning that the silver content in the ring is 92.5% silver and 7.5% of other mixed metals in the overall purity. Pure silver is far too soft to make jewellery from, which is why sterling silver is more commonly used in the jewellery industry as it has the right balance to make beautiful jewellery pieces.

Top Tip! Look for the 925 stamped hallmark on your jewellery to make sure its real! But don't worry all Jewel Eye products have the '925' stamp as we only give our customers the best.

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