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Those of you who’re fascinated in treasure looking all on your own may need to know what the gold hallmark stamps imply. It could be baffling at the beginning, but this rapid tutorial may help you out. The first crucial you should invest in is really a jeweler’s loupe-a 30 x 21 mm is exactly what I use. This will likely allow you to get an up-and-close glance on the stones (to look for any chips or at theclarity) along with the prongs (hopefully they aren’t worn). Subsequent, test out the hallmark. The guidebook beneath should help you decipher what that stamp suggests:

375 = 9k

417 = 10k

583 = 14k

585 = 14k

750 = 18k

834 = 20k

875 = 21k

917 = 22k

The 3-digit variety hallmark is stamped with a bit of jewelry of European origin. Previously mentioned are classified as the North American equivalents. Some hallmarks that point out that gold just isn’t genuine, not pure are: 10kGF (meaning gold stuffed), 18k HGP or 18k HGE (which means heavy gold plate/electroplate).

Earlier mentioned are a few of your regional markings for quite a few European nations.

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belle de ville March 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm: Reply

To add to the confusion of gold stamps assay marks, I have an Edwardian necklace that is 700 or 16 karat gold.

francis September 21, 2010 at 11:11 am: Reply

i have recently aquiered a small catapiller pin with what looks like cmall diamonds and some larger crystle type gems on it plus the only mark looks like a bird inside a square with its tail pertruding out side the square the square has one point up so it could be like a diamond shape but all sides are equal im just wondering if you can tell me what compamy uses the stamp so i can send pics of it so they can seem in there records to tell me what all was used to make it or if its just costume jewlery

Irene Love November 10, 2010 at three:21 am: Reply

Very informative. I used to have a lot of trouble with jewellery sellers from abroad. They would never admit it but most sell costume jewellery, using cheap prices to lure you in to buying sterling silver bracelets for womenthem.

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sheila April 1, 2011 at 2:16 am: Reply

hi i purchased a ring at thrift shop pearls in a cluster and sapphires only marking is BETA inscribed inside ring…any info on that mark could this be a gold ring or just goldtone? it loks good………..

Engagement Rings June 28, 2011 at 10:39 am: Reply

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Pegge December 20, 2011 at 1:34 am: Reply

I have a men's somewhat large gold ring with a diamond in it. The only marking inside it is 1152. The ring looks custom made. I can't find out anything about these numbers. Can you assist? Thanks.

MARIA July 15, 2012 at 6:28 am: Reply

Pendent with original chain – signed 900 over a setting that holds a round piece of glass with four added metal pieces – also the letter G in script center of one side…. also marked is 54 XI

…an original work of art?

possibly – 400 / 64 XI

luzerking@grtnkefoxapv.com April 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm: Reply

what dose malta suggest on a gold chain

Norma April 7, 2013 at 2:12 am: Reply

I have a ring that is stamped with 18K then GSL 3, then HEART SHAPE, then T. I only know the 18 K. Can anyone tell me just what the other ones suggest?

GCioffii April 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm: Reply

I have a pair of earrings marked 750 (18K) and a mark that looks like an enter-twined V and O or a triangle and O. Were my mom's and have a swirl fan-like design. Probably from the late 50's early 60's. April 2013 Inquiry

Bree July 2, 2013 at 8:05 am: Reply

I have a necklace with HWT 700 stamped on it… Is it true? An if it is what is its value

Ella July 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm: Reply

I have a gold bracelet with a 700 mark on it and nothing else….does anyone really know what this is? Thanks!

Andrea August 25, 2013 at 1:03 am: Reply

I have an old gold and pearl brooch that is engraved with either S150 or 5150 on the back. Does anyone know very well what that means?

Karen December 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm: Reply

I have braclet that has mark K circled and made in Taiwan around does anyone know more on this mark

Tdc December 30, 2013 at 1:33 am: Reply

I have a set of gold blazer buttons (3 large and 4 smaller) and I'm hoping someone can help me identify who the maker is. These are marked 14k with a "circle" upcoming to it that has either a capital "A" or "V" inside the circle with a "line" going through the center on the letter and extends to the inside edge of the circle. Any assistance would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.

Megan December 31, 2013 at 12:32 am: Reply

I have a long, weighty, beautiful snail chain necklace that was my mother's. It appears to be gold, but I can not find any evident gold marking. However there is a small tag near the clasp that is in the shape of a tiny key, but not quite. More like an owl head on top of a "T". Any thoughts?

Day February 4, 2014 at 3:33 am: Reply

I have a sapphire 14k gold ring with markings – 14k, 1k, a circle with a c in it and a B. What do these markings indicate. I know it's 14k but don't know the rest. Thanks

PBlasius February 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm: Reply

I have a large antique sapphire like stone ring with gold/bronze looking band marked with a circular L with a dot in the center. What is this?

Lara Blake April twenty, 2014 at 6:45 pm: Reply

Have my great grandmothers 18K gold wedding band with the initials AHS stamped underneath. Just wondering if anyone knew anything about the stamp AHS, what it stands for and where it comes from.

Thanks,Lara

FaceJeffrey June 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm: Reply

I have a Ring with a marking (E14k) what is the indicating from the (E)? all i can find out if that its maby a makers mark. Does anyone have any idea?

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