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Old 02-15-2011, 10:16 AM
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Default 926 Italy???

Hmmm, went out last night... picked up a neat bracelet, stamped 926 Italy (not 925?)... is that gold, silver? Looks like a nice piece, shines nicely etc... has 4 hearts with different colored stones every inch and a half...

so, what is Italy 926???

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Photos later, still need to figure out the macro... sigh.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:22 AM
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Sounds like a joke in the making Are you absolutely sure of the numbers ? Probably silver but if you can read them differently it might be European gold marks. Steve in so az

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Old 02-15-2011, 11:09 AM
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Here is what I found. Hope it helps.

The 926 stands for Yellow 22k Gold. This is significantly different then 925 which means silver. When you see 926 on another colored ring it means that the ring was plated over with another metal. This number indicate the grade of gold on the scale of 1 to 1000. In most cases gold is alloyed with other metals, so the higher the number the higher the grade.

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Here is what I found. Hope it helps.

The 926 stands for Yellow 22k Gold. This is significantly different then 925 which means silver. When you see 926 on another colored ring it means that the ring was plated over with another metal. This number indicate the grade of gold on the scale of 1 to 1000. In most cases gold is alloyed with other metals, so the higher the number the higher the grade.
Thanks for that information Ikro629. Can you post a link to that info? I would love to read more about it as I too have found some items that were marked .926. Thanks......... Gold Nuggets

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Old 02-15-2011, 12:47 PM
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Hi folks... Steve, what do you mean by reading them differently?

Also, sort of confuses me, the comment about a "when you see 926 on another colored ring it means that the ring was plated over with another metal." ?

Another colored ring?

Heck, I am easily confused. (-;

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926 is actually bit over than 22ct...here's some info: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Read-...n-Gold-Jewelry
So it's 92,6% purity..guess it could be used also with other metals than just gold.

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10k
Also: 16, 417, 10KP* 41.6% pure gold (10 parts out of 24)
14k
Also: 583, 585, 14KP* 58.3% pure gold (14 parts out of 24)
18k
Also: 750, 18KP* 75% pure gold (18 parts out of 24)
22k
Also: 916, 917* 91.6% pure gold (22 parts out of 24)
24k
Also: 999* 100% pure gold (24 parts out of 24)
900 Platinum
Also: 900 Plat, Plat 900, Pt900, 900Pt* 90% pure platinum (900 parts out of 1,000)
950 Platinum
Also: PLAT, PT, 950 Plat, Plat 950, Pt950, 950Pt* 95% pure platinum (950 parts out of 1,000)
*Alternate stamp or European hallmark
**May vary depending on desired color, such as white gold or rose gold

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Default Yay! I think.

So, sounds like I had a decent find... yellow gold. Yay! I think.
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So, sounds like I had a decent find... yellow gold. Yay! I think.
Nice! Do you have a photo? I'm very interested to see what this looks like! HH
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Pics - lets see pics !! sounds like the reports are right on for gold. Have a jeweler test it to be sure,steve in so az

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Will do - just got to get the camera running right... have photo via cellphone... real bad quality though. Lol. Will take a decent shot and include soon.
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