What does 925 mean on a ring

B: gold 925?

April 18, 2006 - 2:35 pm

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I recently discovered a gold tank chain at home that has probably been lying around unused for a while. I would like to sell it, but I don't know if it's real or just gold / gold plated, as I've read that 925 gold is at least quite unusual.

There is a stamp "925" on the carabiner. "925" and "FBM" are stamped on one side of the connecting plate and "GP 20" on the back.
PS: The chain is approx. 52 cm long, 5 mm wide and, according to the old kitchen scales (no digital display, very imprecise), weighs approx. 20 g.

Can the chain be real at all, or does "GP 20" mean gold-plated?
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April 18, 2006 - 3:02 pm

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Hello Jabko83

welcome to the forum

So, there is no gold 925

925 stands for sterling silver FBM stands for the manufacturer "Binder".
If the chain is gold-colored, then sterling silver has been gold-plated

The value of the chain is the silver value and is around 45 euros for a new purchase



March 6th, 2007 - 9:29 pm

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I have a problem. It is a chain that is hallmarked 925. A bar with the dimensions 22x9x3 mm hangs on this chain. The bar has a through hole on the upper edge, where the chain is carried out.
The chain and bars are gold in color.
The bar has NO fineness mark, but is stamped with:
ZA 3376 AND African Gold Company AND a circle with African ........ etc
What should one think of it, is there actually 925 gold, or is it gold-plated sterling silver? Relevant literature and goldsmith experts say NO to 925 gold.
I am thankful for every answer.
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March 7th, 2007 - 8:18 am

 · #5
A test would reveal it. 925 is one of the usual hallmarks of fineness for silver, it is also called sterling silver.

There are also pieces of this kind that are gold-plated, but that's still not gold.
There is no fineness mark on your tag at all. Neither for gold nor for silver. The numbers are only intended to symbolize a serial number. Such serial numbers are stamped on the real large gold bar.
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December 25, 2007 - 1:03 pm

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Hey, I got an arm strap from my boyfriend at how he saw it where it says? 925 and A9YX ... I would like to know how much it is worth ..

Greetings ...
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December 25, 2007 - 6:42 pm

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hello tt and welcome to the jewelry forum

I think Heinrich is right. it was a present and the friend will certainly associate it with a high ideals.
925 is sterling silver. the most common silver alloy for jewelry of our time.
A9YX will probably be a serial number or model number of the manufacturer.

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02/19/2008 - 2:01 pm

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I also found something at home

There are different national flags, there is also 925 on the back, so this is apparently not gold, I wanted to ask you what else I could get for it?

it's 149g, all together, look like gold and have the stamp with 925 on it on the back ...

Hope you can help me.

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02/19/2008 - 5:43 pm

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in the silver purchase only 14.90 to a maximum of 30 euros
maybe more on ebay, you just have to choose the really appropriate rubric and keywords for the article heading
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02/21/2008 - 1:10 am

 · #11
well that's not a hit now, which is worth ...

from a friend of mine the dad is a goldsmith and already over 50 years old, he said to me there was 925 gold, but this is really rare, so it has something to do with the composition and with the alloy, etc.

but according to reports etc. there is no 925 gold .... what should you believe now?

June 4th, 2008 - 12:55 pm

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Hello my dears,

I found my old chain today, which was sold to me as white gold a few years ago in Turkey.

I then immediately looked at the closure and discovered that it says 925 on it. If I'm right then that's silver, right ?!

On the other hand, by the way, is Odema.

Would be nice if someone could tell me what it really is. ^. ^

Thanks in advance.
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June 4th, 2008 - 1:42 pm

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it is at least a silver clasp,

and probably the rest of the chain is silver too
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08/12/2008 - 10:54 pm

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Hello I have a question I have a golden watch from around 1970 there is only (AMERIK) and FBM on the lock! And no number or anything else! What does that mean ??? If someone would help me, I would be very grateful! So you can assume that it is not gold just because there is no number on it ???