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ET stamp
by: Anonymous

the earring has ET stamp and nothing - more what does it mean?

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ET Jewelry
by: Lisa

Hello! I have a horsebit style necklace that is very heavy, marked ET- 4690 B.

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ET on Low Carat Gold
by: Yvonne

Good Morning Anonymous directly below

the title of your post says ET but in the post itself you type - EC. What letters are inside the circle please? If the standard mark is actually a low 8 ct and not 18 carat - (i.e the number 1 in the 18 has rubbed off) and the letters in a circle are in fact - ET not EC -
(FYI France and Russia, require their assay officers to strike hallmarks in very specific locations)

then it could be the French ET mark used for imports from 1864 and after 1893 to mark low carat gold. Any chance of seeing a photo of your opal ring by resubmitting your post in a follow-up submission and attaching a photo.

Warm Regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

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ET hallmark on gold ring
by: Anonymous

I have a ring with central opal surrounded by small diamonds - the hallmark is 8ct and then a diamond shape and EC in a circle shape, what does this mean and is it really gold?

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Lozenge & French Maker's Marks
by: Not French Maker

After 1838, a maker's mark in a LOZENGE (diamond shape with four equal sides) was also required on French gold, silver and platinum.

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ET is French Tax Mark
by: Yvonne

Mimi

E.T is a French tax mark, étranger (foreign make) as Elkan mentioned, and hallmarked with the letters ET in a rectangular shield.

In France, there was only one permanent hallmarking system that turned out to be fundamental and it involves the following obligatory elements:

1. Artisan's hallmark bearing some initial or symbol.
2. State (royal) hallmark or city hallmark.
3. Tax hallmark.
4. Tax exemption hallmark.

Meaning your lovely locket with the Foreign tax hallmark was not made in France but imported.

Thanks Mimi for sharing
best,
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre


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" Remarking - Old Production - Gold "
by: Mimi (plus previous 2 posts also)

One more question if I may, what exactly is meant by -
Remarking Old Production Gold?
(Can I assume the locket was old even before it was stamped in France?).

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Blue Enamel Gold Locket w/French Hallmark
by: Anonymous

One thing that throws me is the piece tested minimum 10k (up to 14k) which does not correspond to the less than 9k standard ET stamp. Any thoughts on this?


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Blue Enamel Gold Locket w/French Hallmark
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your confirmation about the ET stamp.
If the piece was made elsewhere, how did it come to be stamped in Paris?
I will forward another email with a picture of the back of my locket for your consideration and await your comments. Thank you.


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ET is French Hallmark
by: Ekan

The ET is indeed a French hallmark used between 1864 and 1893 and it indicates that the piece is made outside of France at an alloy not used in France (where they only use 18K). ET stands for étranger (French for foreign). Also here is what I miss for an optimal determination, the pictures from the back.

regards,
Elkan Wijnberg,

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Blue Enamel Gold Locket re - bale
by: mimi


Yes, the bale contains a rose cut diamond as well. There are 5 rose cut diamonds including the one in the bale. All the diamonds are in a collet type set and all the seed pearls are bead set into leaves.
I wonder if the number and placement of the diamonds have some significance. I also wonder whether this was a mourning locket or more of a keepsake. The color is really a royal blue/purple which doesn't come out in my pic. I will try to send a close up.
Thank you for your interest.

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French Hallmarks
by: Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

Mimi
what an exquisite antique gold locket! Is that also a rose-cut diamond, I think I can see set into the bail of the locket, also surrounded by seed pearls? Definitely looks French, I'll hand this one over to Elkan on the continent for his opinion also.

I manually uploaded the extra photo of the hallmark into your submission and tried to sharpen the image to get a better look.

Stay tuned.

best,
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

Antique Jewelry Investor

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