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  • October 28, 2015 9:34 AM PDT

    Hi Jeffrey, Could you please upload a photo of the ring & one of the "825" if you can get it? Sterling silver is often marked "925,"which indicates that it is 925/1000 pure silver. Thanks. Gary

  • October 31, 2015 2:13 PM PDT

    Jeffrey, Yes, it does look like 825, not 925. 925 is the U.S. standard for sterling. 825 means that the silver content is less than for sterling, ie. 825/1000. My guess, and really it's only a guess, is that it is from the European continent, where, especially in the 19th century silver jewelry was  made with lower silver content than is common today. Having said that, I don't think that the ring has substantial value based on age. If you wanted to sell it to a business that buys silver, I'm afraid you won't get much. Gary