If the salad set bears a three crown mark that looks like this then it is solid silver of at least 830 fineness.
What does 3 mean on silver?
1) symbol for the town in which the silver content was certified, called an assay or town mark; 2) symbol for the year of manufacture called the date letter; 3) symbol representing the silversmith or factory which made the object, called makers mark or sponsors mark; The English silver standard is also 925/1000.
What does a crown stamp on jewelry mean?
(On some older gold jewellery, you may also come across a crown symbol, called the Crown Standard. This stamp meant that the item was gold, though along with the date letter, its now optional on modern jewellery). Gold is represented by a crown.
What does 60 mean on silver?
If companies wanted to produce cheaper cutlery, they used less silver, 60 Grams, 40 Grams or even 20 Grams, which made the plating very thin. Some used more, 100 or 150 Grams. Pieces were punched accordingly 60, 40, 20, 100 etc.
What does a crown mean on a Hallmark?
Gold Standard The first mark we see is the makers mark, telling us who manufactured the item (in this instance, H Samuel). The next mark we see is a Crown or Gold Standard Mark. This again tells us the item is gold. An oval stamp would indicate the item is silver and a house shaped mark is used for platinum items.
What does the number 90 mean on silver?
If you have a sugar tong marked 90 and 2 it means: again the standard process was used, 2 Grams of fine silver were used to coat the piece. If you have a pair of salad servers, each piece marked 90 and 4 it means: again the standard process was used, on each piece 4 Grams of fine silver were used.