950 Silver has none of the problems related to 925 silver. A mere
0.025% has a lot to answer for. Adhering to the '925' has led to
all of those patented formulae, but 950 makes them irrelevant.
.999 is 99.9 %
.950 is 95.0 %
.925 is 92.5 %
so I guess if 0.025% has a lot to answer for, then.025 has ten times
more to answer for.
I have to say that’s the best advice I’ve heard in a while, units
notwithstanding. And I’m learning really fast that the art jewelry
niche that I’m falling into really doesn’t demand hallmarking.
Maybe I should revive the Britannia standard (958) so I can at least
refer to that in descriptions!
Andrew Jonathan Fine