Question by  James79 (53)

How do jewelry makers mark 14K sterling?


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

There are two questions here. 14K refers to gold jewelry and indicates that the piece is about 58% gold. For sterling silver a piece would be marked .925, or the word Sterling. The .925 mark is an indication that the piece is 92.5% silver. There are other marks more commonly seen outside the US for .800 or .50.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

Depending on what you mean, sterling and 14k it can be marked 925 and 14k. It the gold is over the silver it would be 14k HGE 925.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

K is an indication of gold, and isn't used for silver jewelry. Silver jewelry is stamped with a number, usualy. 925


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

If you have jewelry that is marked 14k sterling it means that your jewelry is made of sterling silver and has a 14 kt gold overlay. This is quite common especially in bonded jewelry and is very popular especially on some of the home shopping networks. If your jewelry is solid gold it will not have a silver stamp.

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