Comments for 10/9 Russian Hallmark on Gold Brooch

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Same Spider Brooch
by: Anonymous

Mine is identical to yours with the same small mark - I believe it is stamped that way - illegible - so that you "can't" read it. That's the intent. You think it might be valuable, and it is probably only "junk".

As far as the other mark mentioned, I have a pair of what I believe to be Amber cufflinks - with the old style back, that is marked with a P then the communist star with the # 875 which is the hallmark for Sterling (875/1000). Below that is another mark that has the #5 followed by a reversed R and K. Difficult to id but will continue to look for information.

Rating
star
Exploitation of Amber Products
by: Cornelia Kuchmy

Purchased in Moscow, on a visit, in 1983.

That is not a proper Hallmark!

I have an indentical brooch with with "1" alongside a reverse R and K on the underside of the tail end.

They must have been turning them out by the dozens and there is no other mark on mine

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
AMBER BROOCH
by: Anonymous

I HAVE AQUIRED AN IDENTICLE BROOCH TO THIS -IT ALSO HAS HALLMARK WHICH LOOKS RUSSIAN-HAVE YOU HAD ANY LUCK DETERMINING ITS MEANING-THANKS

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Amber Bug Brooch
by: Anonymous

What an interesting bug brooch! Lisa, some bug jewelry is collectible, not all bugs though, I'm afraid. Please see the Bug Brooch with natural Baroque Pearl sent in by a visitor to this website.

Over 90% of the world's Amber is found in Russia on the Baltic Sea. However please be aware there is flood of faux amber in the market place. The initials are quite hard to see although they do look to be non-Latin.

Have you determined the body of the bug is true Amber gemstone? Amber is usually a yellow or light-yellow to honey color, but can also be many shades of brown and reddish browns, the latter is known as cherry amber. The more interesting pieces of amber contain a mixture of shades

Please find information about Amber and Amber wannabes...Don't assume, just because you see a mark on the metal, that the amber is true Amber Gemstone. Or that just because the metal is marked it must be high quality. There is nothing inherently "wrong" with faux amber by-the-way, it is just nice to know, at point of sale if the amber is gem quality or not.


Best Wishes,

Yvonne



Click here to add your own comments

Return to 10/9 Russian Hallmark on Gold Brooch .

Return to Hallmark Help .


XML RSSSubscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!