dci-icon-1a

Q&A

This Question Is About:

.925p?

Hi,

I have got a diamond stud earing, and i don’t know if it’s real or not, i have read the article in the Education section about how to tell if a diamond is real, and i think it is, of course my judgment is biased.
On the setting of my diamond stud it has .925p engraved in it. What does this mean? Does this mean it’s really a diamond?

Also, about the heat/fog test. It seems to me that if i take it out of the box directly and fog it, it will take 2 seconds to clear up, but if i handle it a bit its will clear up before i look at it. I think the winter temperture has some affects to this test. Is it a diamond?

Thanks,
jerry

Hi Jerry,

925 is the stamp for sterling silver. Diamonds are usually not set in silver, although some designers have begun to set diamonds in sterling. If the at home tests are inconclusive, visit a jewelry store with a thermal conductivity tester.

The Diamond Guy Helper

The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the world’s top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
Fred The Diamond Guy
Latest posts by Fred The Diamond Guy (see all)

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

A few steps for you to expect once you submit your form - We will first send you an email confirming that we’ve received your form, so keep an eye out for that.  We will then contact you within 24 hours via your preferred method of contact. We will work with you to setup a complimentary one-on-one consultation with your gemologist.