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Is it appropriate to mark my jewelry 950


#1

While we’re on this topic…is it appropriate to mark my
jewelry ".950 " when made with 95 parts Ag ? I don’t want to
confuse anyone, but I want to stamp the piece appropriately. Thanks,
Peter Slone


#2

Hello Peter!

Novel idea! Why not? You couldn’t confuse it with platinum with such a
yellow color! Have a go at it; in five years if the FTC hasn’t tracked
you down your 950 gold (22k?) is accepted as 950. Tim


#3

Pete- Just marking a piece " .950 " could be very confusing if not
forther modified by adding " silver" or “Ag” or some such. " 950 "
can mean “Platinum” or "Gold " so your stamp needs to better define
the metal content.


#4

Peter, The answer is no! If you are in the United States. The
Federal Trade Commission has Reserved the marking “950” for
Platinum. The FTC would most likely have a problem with your
marking since the period would be overlooked easily and confused with
platinum. I strongly suggest that you check out the FTC’s website
and ask for a copy of the guidelines for jewelry from your local
office.

Joe B.