Hello everyone. I recently acquired a large amount of HSN jewelry. I'm trying to identify all the different hallmarks. The one I'm having trouble with is on quite a few pieces I have. The pieces are marked 925 and the letter "R" with a curvy tail. What does the letter "R" stand for? Thank you for your help.
Hi Falcon! I have been looking for you and found the website ModernSilver.com and there you will find the section for mystery marks. There is also an email address for the editor. I googled what does the sterling silver marking 925R mean and found the website among a long list. Click on that that says modernsilver/mystmarks. I started scrolling down the page and goodness! There are hundreds of different markings. I hope this helps. I'll keep looking!
I would be willing to bet the mark means .925 (sterling silver) and the R MAYBE stand for Rhodium...Is your piece rhodium plated over the silver. It is very common now to protect the silver from tarnishing...The mark tells a jeweler instantly that he cannot size the piece or change it, UNLESS he also can re=add the rhodium after he works on it..Some can, most don't..Hope this helps.
If you are a "if at first you don't suceed, try, try again" person; don't go skydiving!!