What does the mark, 923 on gold mean? Is it 23% or 92.3% gold?

Thanks, Margie

High Karat gold hallmark

One of the easiest ways to relate the “number” stamps in gold

jewelry to the “karat” stamps is to divide the karat by 24. 24k is

pure gold and other karats contain less pure gold in the

metalrecipe. The numbers used instead of a “k” or “kt” represent a

percent or “parts per thousand” of pure gold in the mix. For

instance, 18k is also the same as 18/24 or 0.750.The numerical stamp

for gold quality for 18k is thus 750.

confusing since exact 14k is actually 14/24 or 0.583. You will

sometimessee the 583 mark but most 14k carat gold is actually 585

and is marked 585. The actual karat of 585 is o.585 x 24 or 14.o4kt

! Strange, but this is how it is.

The mark for 22 karat would be 22/24 or 0.916, the numerical mark

being 916.

If the mark in the necklace you purchased is correct, then the item

is indeed 22kt.

Higher karat gold will often be seen from Thailand and Middle

Eastern countries. In areas where “gold” is often considered a

valuableasset and hedge against hard times, high karat gold is

preferred.

Sterling Silver is marked numerically with 925. Platinum is marked

simply Plat or PT if 95% or more platinum; if less than 95%,then a

percent mark isincluded such as PT 900 or perhaps 10% Irid Plat,

showing the item is 10% of a metal called iridium and the rest is

platinum.

Thank you so much for the It was something I saw

online. The seller stated that the item was gold filled, then said

it was marked 923. I found this confusing. I think the seller is

confused as well.

Margie

Yes if they think it is filled then they are indeed confused in the

wallet OUCH kind of category Teri