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923 Italy marking on necklace....

923 Italy marking on necklace....

Can anyone tell me if 923 (Italy) is a sterling silver mark? I have a necklace that I purchased as sterling silver years ago and I want to sell it. I know 925 is a sterling mark, but what is 923? Also...it is possible that it IS stamped 925, but there are some scratches on it and it appears to be 923. Any help? Thanks so much in advance.
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in reply to Apr 17, 2011 6:39:40 AM
sightthrusounds
Enthusiast
your item is in all probability marked .925-I wouldn't worry about it
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in reply to Apr 17, 2011 7:26:06 AM
giusycantarelli
Pathfinder
there is no 923 hallmark in italy, only 925.
Most likely, the 5 was struck too weakly or has been damaged.

Daniel
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in reply to Apr 17, 2011 7:45:58 AM
Thanks so much!!!!!
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in reply to Feb 27, 2012 4:12:00 PM
brandibran
Enthusiast

NO, i clearly HAD a ring marked 923! i thought it was marked 925 b/c i didn't look at it close enough until i put it in silver cleaner and half the top layer dissapeared. i'm on here looking to see what 923 means. can't find it, but from the looks of my ring it means SilverPlated. or polished or something strange. so warning anyone who has 923 DO NOT soak in jewelry cleaner.  

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in reply to Feb 27, 2012 4:12:47 PM
brandibran
Enthusiast

i don't know where the ring is from. i'm sure not italy. probably China, and it's a scam.

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in reply to Feb 27, 2012 4:49:28 PM
emerald40
Rockstar

.  If the piece shows a stamp of .923, it is just shy of the Sterling silver designation.


Inquire with the jeweler about the metals in the jewelry.  Gold and silver are particularly soft metals, and so they are typically mixed with others in order to hold their form.  Copper is the most common mix with silver because it helps retard the tarnishing process that silver is so prone to.  If a 923 is stamped on a piece of silver jewelry, this means that it is 92.3 percent silver, and then 7.7 percent copper or other metals.


 


 


I found the above on a couple of websites.


 


 


 



 


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in reply to Feb 27, 2012 4:53:43 PM
emerald40
Rockstar

http://www.silverottoman.com/information/information.htm


 


Here is a website that sells 923 silver jewelry, so it does exist.


 


 

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in reply to Oct 4, 2013 6:37:27 PM
ferreira9965
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Does this mean the ring will turn my finger green or will it be good for years without turning??

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in reply to Oct 4, 2013 10:36:02 PM
pre1840lorraine
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I went to the web site posted and it says 925 not 923. I have never heard of 923. Could be someones way of passing off fake silver as real by not putting 925, which is the sign or number for Sterling.
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in reply to Oct 5, 2013 10:57:59 AM
emerald40
Rockstar

That was me who posted the website.  When I clicked on the link, I got page not found, and had to get in a different way.  So they may have changed their website later on, but when I originally posted it did say their silver was 92.3%.  And I also found reference to the composition of 92.3% silver, as stated above.

 

But to the poster above you -- as someone stated are you sure the "3" is not really a "5"?  92.3% is not common, so you do need to make sure who you purchase from as there is a lot of fake hallmark stamps out there.

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