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Thread: 925 stamping below 7.78 grams

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    Default 925 stamping below 7.78 grams

    Hi there,

    I've searched 925 stamping on here but couldn't find a relevant thread so I'm sorry if this is a repeat of something someone has messaged in the past but I'm unable to find anything.

    I am fully aware that any silver jewellery item above 7.78 grams would need to be officially hallmarked at an assay office.

    I believe from previous research that any silver item below 7.78 grams is left to the maker's discretion as to whether it would be 925 stamped. Is this still the case? I believe it's not a legal requirement. I have been googling today.

    I have a 925 stamp but the stamping is pretty big and lot of my designs that may involve thin silver wire cannot be 925 stamped so I choose not to stamp them. Like a twist or a beaded wire cannot be 925 stamped either.

    Thanks
    Louise

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    Title should have said below "7.78" grams

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    p.s. if anyone knows of a really tiny but good 925 stamp then please hit me with it! I'm trying to find a really small one with good reviews.

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    Sounds as though you may need smaller size stamp, with a suitable stamp you can stamp wire, it will create a small flat section, that is usually acceptable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loulou View Post
    Title should have said below "7.78" grams
    It does now
    If it's really small then a stamp might do more harm than good; might be worth investigating having them laser marked.
    Might not.

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    I have all my stamps custom made these days, I was not happy with the commercially made ones that I encountered it is more expensive although a well made item will last a lifetime.

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    Your assay office will provide a suitable small stamp, at reasonable cost. To avoid stamping wires, you could also investigate ready made sterling tags.
    https://www.google.com/search?channe...+for+jewellery
    Dennis.

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    Thank everyone. I will see about finding a small one, will check with assay office first and take it from there. You don't have to stamp items below 7.78 grams though do you? Is it still optional?

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    No there is no need to stamp below 7.78gms. I you happen to be sending a batch into the assay office above that weight then I usually send in my underweight items too other wise not. You can have small items laser marked then

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