The marking “925” on a ring refers to the purity of the metal used in the ring, specifically sterling silver. The number 925 indicates that the ring is made of 92.5% Silber und 7.5% andere Metalle, typically copper.
Pure silver, also known as fine silver, is too soft and malleable to be practical for most jewelry purposes. daher, it is alloyed with other metals to increase its strength and durability. The addition of copper in sterling silver helps enhance its structural integrity.
Der “925” mark is commonly seen on sterling silver jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. It is an internationally recognized hallmark that ensures the quality and authenticity of the silver used in the piece of jewelry.
|Sterling Silver Rings
|White Gold Rings
|Made of 92.5% Silber und 7.5% andere Metalle, normalerweise Kupfer
|Made of gold alloyed with white metals, such as silver, palladium, or nickel
|Solid and durable, but more prone to scratches and tarnishing compared to white gold
|Strong and durable, more resistant to scratches and tarnishing than sterling silver
|Has a naturally shiny, silver color
|Has a white or silver tone, similar to platinum or silver
|Generally well-tolerated, but some individuals may be sensitive to silver or other metals in the alloy
|Can be an option for individuals with nickel allergies, but nickel-white gold alloys may still cause reactions in some people
|Relatively more affordable compared to white gold
|Generally more expensive than sterling silver, price varies based on gold purity and market rates
|Requires regular cleaning and proper storage to prevent tarnishing
|Low-maintenance, but occasional cleaning may be needed to maintain the shine