Saw a nice pair of cufflnks on Ebay described as "solid sterling (92.5)Â plainÂ ovalÂ cufflinks." Â I don't know much about metals and was wondering if these are decent, and how much one should pay for them.
.925 is the standard designation for Sterling Silver. I'm not positive, but I believe that it means that the metal is 92.5% pure silver. Silver is a very innexpensive metal, despite what companies selling silver cufflinks at a premium might have you think. There's only a dollar or two of silver in even the largest of cufflinks, when the silver is purchased at current market prices. Really, you pay for the design with all jewelry. There are such huge mark-ups it's sick.