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Identifying the Markings on a Silver Ring

I have a silver ring with the numbers etc. on the inside of the ring band that read = 5925 A15 50. What does that mean? And how much is it worth?


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May 13, 20190 found this helpful

It probably says S925, which means it is sterling silver.

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May 14, 20190 found this helpful

Plain sterling silver ring value:
Probably $2-$4 at a pawn shop.
Maybe up to $10 on eBay but may take a year to sell and after all fees deducted maybe $8.50.

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May 14, 20190 found this helpful

925 (or S925 or 95 and many other similar combos) are the sterling silver marking. The number means that 92.5% of your jewelry is sterling silver, the rest is other metals. I have also seen 825 and 725 (meaning 82.5 or 72.5 is sterling). The 925 is the "better" silver so to speak.

I always take silver I want to sell to a store (its a chain store) called Treasure Hunt. I have taken my pieces to other places and I have found this place to be the most fair.


They will test to make sure it is real and even if marked you will know the actual composition of metals through this neat machine they have. They don't even have to do scrape tests any more--which is neat.

I can tell you that there are some disreputable companies who--mostly in the 1960s and 1970s it seems, put 925 markings on pieces that really were NOT the 925 composition of silver to other metals but it was sold as such (so basically false advertising--and crappy silver plated pieces with next to no value). That infuriates me. I had several rings and necklaces like and I was not happy.

If the ring has stones, you may or may not get more for it. Depends on what the stones are.

You may want to hold it and watch the market until silver gets into the high teens or $20 range. Last I looked it was in the low teens--$13 or $14 an ounce. I was just reading that it may be on the upswing and some are projecting it will be $20 an ounce. There are a lot of neat websites that give you line or bar graphs showing the daily, weekly, monthly, and annual values--so you can track and decide when you want to sell. Buy low, sell high!!

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