WHAT DOES STS MEAN STAMPED ON JEWELRY
Some one asked.
Bought a ring stamped 14k on one side and STS on the other. Is it 14k white gold, sterling, stainless steel?Please help! I need to know becasue I spent $200 dollars on it, and want to know if I got ripped off!
No you did not get ripped off. $200 is a good price for 14K Gold. Your fine. Below is the information that anyone buying jewelry should know. Platinum overlay is also good. Platinum cost more than Sterling Silver. It protects the Sterling from turning and you don't have to clean it. Some people thinks its inferior but its a good thing. Good Jewelry take this particular care.
STS stamped on any ring band or any piece of jewelry means it was created by an STS Jewelry company which has it's headquarters on Austin Texas. They are quite reputable and have been in business a very long time. They are most well known for making affordable prices real pieces of color genuine gemstone jewelry. The STS mark is simply their jewelry company stamp and does Not reflect what the piece contains metal wise.
You must use the second stamp to determine the metal type. They are well known to make 14k gold 10 kt. Gold 14kt rose gold 10kt rise gold14 kt white gold and 10 kt white gold.
They also make many pieces stamped .925 which are actually platinum over .925 nickel free fine Sterling silver and those have high luster and do not tarnish or cause allergies like some Sterling can. They are a reputable company and I personally do not work for them but I do own quite a few lovely pieces they made! Rest tight you weren't drained or taken.