The silver standard mark provides information about the proportion of the precious metal present when it is alloyed. In the case of silverware this is measured in tenths of a percent, i.e. the weight of the amount of silver per one thousand parts. For example, a mark of 800/1000 indicates the presence of 800 parts of silver to 200 parts of the alloying metals. The higher the proportion of silver, the greater the material value of the object.
Our articles have an exceptionally high proportion of silver, namely 940 parts. Nevertheless, they are not marked '940’, but only '925’, the hallmark for sterling silver. Why? Our degree of luxury has not officially been provided for — there is no official hallmark for the level of purity of our silver yet.
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