You will always have some numbers that you may not even understand different jewels. It’s just the unique terminologies that help to identify the different jewelry.
If you are in the jewelry business, then this is something you will have to familiarize with. Some of the common ones include 925 sterling silver, 14-24K, and more.
I know you wonder then what the term 825 means in jewels.
Today we will show you what that means as it will answer all the questions in this regard. If you buy your jewels, you will always need to know what the terminologies refer to.
Like most other numbers on the different jewels, the term shows the level of purity of the jewel’s metal composition. In most cases, it means that you have a high karat level of gold. This is, therefore, a hallmark stamp that you can use for silver or gold.
So what‘s the 825 in jewels then?
If the number is just 825, then it’s showing you how much gold is in. It shows you that they have pure gold in the jewel. 825 is the same as 19 Karats of gold. The standard marking is where the gold has the karat markings.
But when you have the three-digit markings, it’s way better than the standard marking.
I know you would ask then, ‘why use these markings when you have the same for the karat markings?’ Did you know that the karat marking is not as accurate? For example, the karat measurement won’t give you the half karat measurement. So when you want to give accurate measurements of the gold purity, you should only use the three-digit marking.
So then the 825 shows you that you have a very high purity level of gold. Remember, you can’t use pure gold for the jewels as its liquid and would therefore melt. On a regular this will tell you that it contains more than 82.5 percent gold, remember.
Do you think you can have the silver with the same marks?
There are times when you will have the marking on sterling silver too. So if you see the marking 825 on your silver, you should know that the jewels contain 82.5 silver. Remember, just like gold, you can never use pure silver since it’s so soft. You will need to use other metals like copper to harden it.
Notice that when you have about 82.5 sterling silver, we won’t refer to the silver as sterling silver; instead, it’s just a type of silver. Of course, you should test the jewel to check if the other metals are then safe to use.
Again when you measure the markings, you will ensure it’s verified 825 because it is an even lesser silver. It’s hard to know the authenticity sometimes just because anyone may create the 825 markings. So you should always make sure you check to confirm it.
Isn‘t it just the same as the 92.5
No, it’s not the same, and you shouldn’t think of it as such. 925 often refers to sterling silver. It shows that you have about 92.5% silver. On the other hand, if you see the 825, it shows you 82.5% silver.
Is the 825 jewel not an excellent quality?
When you are talking of just 825, then you are referring to the gold. Also, you mean the gold is of high purity, so it’s an excellent gold quality. Since the 825 is about 19K gold, that shows you that it’s in its pure form, thus the highest quality.
When you are referring to silver, it’s not as excellent quality. This is because you can have better options like Argentum silver and sterling silver. They mostly have a higher percentage and better metals for the alloy. Of course, if we are talking of the other metal being like titanium, platinum, or gold, then the silver jewel’s quality will still be a great option.
Are the markings that important?
If you choose a jewel that’s not marked, you may be choosing the poorest quality jewel. It’s essential to choose the legit marked jewel to be on the safe side.
They show you the level of purity of the precious jewels. This is the main reason why you should know other markings to be on the safe side.
If you are going to use gold or silver; therefore, you will need to have the stamped marks to be sure of the purity. However, that doesn’t mean you will never have the counterfeit markings; you can come across such types.
How will I know whether it’s a fake marking?
Generally, gold and silver are some of the most preferred jewels. As such, you will mostly fake marketers just selling counterfeit jewels. This is why you should know how to spot the fake ones.
Today you may want to buy the jewel online, but unfortunately, they will also sell you fake ones. So to be safe, ask for a clearer picture of the jewel you wish to order. With this, then you can see whether it’s fake or not.
If you are not sure about the jewel you want to invest in, you should bring in your auctioneer or the jewel to ask them all of the questions regarding their authenticity. Take the time to understand the jewels properly, as that will make it easy to know. Then, request more information on the jewel to understand what you are getting into better.
Go on and ask for more information, too, to buy them in a physical store.
You will never know a lot about the jewels in one sitting. You will need to study the hallmark stamps over time to understand the legit ones. Sometimes you may understand the ones that are from specific brands. You will soon know them so take all the time you need.
Back to you
Now you know what the 825 means on jewels. Don’t fall for the traps trying to lure you to buying the wrong metals. Often it will refer to 82.5% or 19K gold.