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#1

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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#2
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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#3

Dumb question time…

925 stamped on silver means…???

Sharon


#4

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


#5

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


#6

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


#7

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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#8

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.


#9

925 stamped on silver means…???

It means 92.5% silver or sterling.

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#10

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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