Some countries, like France, use symbols rather than numbers, and so 925 would never have been used in those countries. A link to her site can be found on the Educational and Informational Sites page under Reference on my web site (last listing on the page). it would not come into use until after the sterling standard was introduced by england in the later part of the 19th century. goverment standards have been set for centuries and vary as to marks and country.
If you can find a copy of Tardy's International Hallmarks on Silver, you will have a better idea of what I'm talking about. US silver companies such as Gorham and Tiffany often used both marks in the late 1800's.
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Here in Egypt we have 900 silver and up (hallmarked) and thats the most common grade of silver we have here (this applies to gold too, we dont have 9 karat or 14 karat gold here. In silver jewelry you might find less grade depending on the design.
This is mostly because its elaborate and demands specific grades to be more managable and workable as most of them are hand made.
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