Stamping, in this case, is easy as far as I can think of. One can
toss and turn it as much as you like, it is and will be.925 sterling
I know that it makes a big differents for having Pt instead of Cu as
an alloy but that doesn’t mean that you’re still working with
sterling silver…end of line and period.
Do you alter the stamp when you solder a ring because of the extra
Sn you add in the alloy? Do you have another stamp when using S88,
S57NA or other exotic alloy for you sterling silver?
Which stamp do you use for 14 kt white gold made with Pa, Pt or Ni
as alloy? Again, in that case it’s 14 kt…end of story. The price is
the different and the extra cost factor.
We like to draw the attention of customers to the special alloy we
are using but there is no legal way of “special” stamping as far as I
know for Europe.
It’s up to the jeweller to reach the customer with a clear message
that his alloy is not a plain silver/copper alloy but not with any
unlegal or misleading stamping trick.
Yes James, I agree, you’re spot on with your estatement! Enjoy and