Some countries, like France, use symbols rather than numbers, and so 925 would never have been used in those countries. A link to her site can be found on the Educational and Informational Sites page under Reference on my web site (last listing on the page). it would not come into use until after the sterling standard was introduced by england in the later part of the 19th century. goverment standards have been set for centuries and vary as to marks and country.If you can find a copy of Tardy's International Hallmarks on Silver, you will have a better idea of what I'm talking about. US silver companies such as Gorham and Tiffany often used both marks in the late 1800's.It is heavy in weight for its slim contour and on one end where there is the space to put it on the wrist is: sterling,then a capital A, then a half circle with spokes..like a half sun.submitted by Karen Ferrandi CA with an arrow through it is the mark for Carl Art, Inc.So most Jewellery made by fine houses in Scandinavia will in fact be marked 830s but will have a standard silver of 925.Places like Egypt still today only use 830 silver I would just like to correct one point.Its hotter melting temp is one of the reasons that enamellists often use it here in the states.Due to its lesser copper content it tends NOT to tarnish as much or a quickly.
Britain would not accept any standard below 925 as silver. Scandinavian countries used 830s silver like Denmark moved to using 925 silver in 1927 however even though a higher grade of silver was used by most jewellers in Scandinavia, they stuck to stamping there jewellery 830s as they did not have to pay a tariff to the assaying office for the change over to 925.
I am also trying to find out more information about hallmarks used in Malta, not only this century but possibly also during the times of the Knights (circa 1550-1798).
Thanks and regardssubmitted by Ray Zammit I've only run across the use of the number '916' in one instance, and that in conjunction with the letter H, ie '916H'.
The marks section of this book is the primary reason for owning it (forget the prices! The book is now in its 4th edition, published by Krause Publications, but I don't know if there are any additional marks.
I have a silver pendant that was recently bought at a thrift store for It has a large (about 32X22mm) agate or jasper cab, bezel set on a solid silver sheet. Regarding silver and wooden jewelry by Kaija Aarikka of Finland, I have several questions.