Gold and silver stamps and what they mean.

We had a customer ask us what some of the jewelry/precious metals mean.  Since pure gold is too soft for making jewelry it is combined with other metals to strengthen it.  Gold is measured in karats, 24 karat being the highest and most pure. Some of the more popular stamps and purities of gold are 18k/750 which is 75% gold, 14k/585 which is 58.5% gold and 10k/417 which is 41.7% gold.  The most popular silver stamp is either “Sterling” or “925” (they both mean the same thing). The 925 stamp simply means that it is 92.5% silver. You are now a precious metal specialist! Now, go home and check all of  your questionable jewelry that has been sitting in the dresser drawer!

-St. George Utah’s number one pawn shop!

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