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Jeffrey I use wet toilet paper or even better cotton wool I
thought I was the only one to try this even my brother won’t. Its
great very cheap and not messy, when I was an apprentice we were
trained to immerse the ring in wet sand,but it loses to much
heat and messy.

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Jeffrey I use wet toilet paper or even better cotton wool I
thought I was the only one to try this even my brother won't.
Its great very cheap and not messy, when I was an apprentice we
were trained to immerse the ring in wet sand,but it  loses to
much heat and messy.

HI Gerald
I also use toilet tissue, cotton wool, or anything around me
that will hold water well and form to the jewelry. I also keep
some water and an eyedropper handy so I can keep the tissue wet.
This is about the only method I’ve tried that really works. I buy
Heat Shield(?) from Gesswein and use that sometimes.

         Jeffrey Everett

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Dumb question time…

925 stamped on silver means…???

Sharon

.925 = sterling (92.5% silver, alloyed with copper for strength)

This is sterling silver. 925 parts out of 1000 are silver. 75
parts are copper.

Hello Sharon!!

925 Stamped on Silver means STERLING SILVER. an alloy of
silver, it must be at least 92.5% pure silver ( 925 parts per
thousand) the rest is usually copper.

Hope this helps AL

It’s no dumb question, Sharon. There was a time not too long
ago when I didn’t know. 925 Means that the piece contains 92.5%
fine silver, and 7.5% copper; ie Sterling.

Tim Goodwin
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The 925 is common on sterling silver pieces made outside of the
U.S. and done by some jewelers here. It stands for the percent
of silver in the piece. 92.5% silver the rest is some alloy
usually copper. It means the same as the word sterling and it is
easier to stamp on a piece and takes up less room.

Joe B.

925 stamped on silver means…???

It means 92.5% silver or sterling.

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G’day Sharon; 925 parts of pure (fine) silver added to 75
parts of other metals - usually copper; or 9.25 grams (carats,
ounces, dwts etc) made up to 10 grams (etc) This is also called
’sterling silver’, often stamped ‘stg’. and is a world standard.
Cheers,

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