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Butterfly broch
by: Anonymous

Hi I have a butterfly broch and it a it's covered it tiny stones it also has a mark in it with the number 800 on it can anyone tell me if it gold or silver it looks gold thanks

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Silver marks Have Changed Considerably Through The Years
by: Anonymous

Could be guilt; Gold over Continental Silver. The use of hallmarks, especially on English jewelry and silver provides useful information to verify the date and maker, as well as the origin of the pieces.

800 is the mark for Continental Silver.


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800 stamp bracelet
by: Anonymous

I have an old dirty bracelet. Looks like sun and crescent moons in stations along it's length. It is stamped 800 ( second part of stamp I can't read) the metal is a soft gold colour. Any ideas please?

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Stamped like Vermeil but it's Gold.
by: Anonymous

Hi Linda thanks for your question. In Portugal, Jewelry lower than 12 ct (50% gold or 500 fineness) cannot even be described as gold as in Portugal 19.2 carats is the standard.

Not unheard of, under-stamping and the opposite, over-carating gold.

Mis-representing gold standard, has been going on for centuries, that's why they say hallmarks are the earliest form of consumer protection, providing the marks on the jewelry provide GENUINE disclosure.

OK. Why would any person in their right mind want to misrepresent solid gold for vermeil? People escaping the Russian Revolution with their personal assets, which includes gold russian jewelry could give you a good reason. And that's just one reason.


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Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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