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Silver jewelry marks can also include the region or town where the piece was made and/or dateletters to indicate the year when the piece was made.

American silver jewelry marks are fairly simple, usually including a purity mark, and sometimes a maker’s mark.

You can also use the Pictorial Marks to locate symbols and the Initial Marks to identify initials used by a company when you don’t know the company name.

Or you found some nice vintage jewelry at a yard or garage sale or at the thrift shop.

Whether you plan to keep the jewelry as a family heirloom or would like to resell it, a knowledge of vintage jewelry marks will help you to identify and date it properly.

Because Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver, the common purity mark used today is “925.” Most vintage Sterling Silver pieces have the older marks: “STERLING,” “STER,” or “STG.” Some modern jewelry today will use “STERLING” either with “925” or without it, usually in conjunction with the maker’s mark.

For examples of American silver jewelry marks, see the first article in this series, Vintage Jewelry Marks: Help for Dating Your Vintage Jewelry Resource: The 925-1000site has a very extensive database of silver marks from all over the world.

Future articles in this series will discuss how to date patented jewelry and jewelry without signatures and/or hallmarks.

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