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in response to Nanlie
by: Anonymous

If I recall correctly, the hallmarks and the 14K markings were not used way back when. Some of these cuff links are so old and odd with mother of pearl wrapped in ribbons of gold?/not sure and others are so unique that I've never seen anything like them before. I need an honest jeweler who can help me out. My zip code is 11704 and if you can direct me to someone in my area I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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by: Bob

Thank you, I am now retired and own over 50 pair of cuff links and would like to find out if they are gold or not. They are so old that some don't have any hallmark or 14K marks, etc. If you can direct me to an honest jeweler in my area, please let me know. My zip code is 11704

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by: Bob

Thanks for your comments. The cuff links I bought on ebay also. But they are so old that they don't have any hallmarks or 14K, etc. I do think some may be gold and I would like to find out without visiting a jeweler since I don't know any. Thanks, Bob

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Researching Cufflinks
by: Anonymous

Cuff links are one the few pieces of jewelry that men are allowed to wear, other than a wedding ring, a watch or perhaps a ring bearing the family insignia. Whether they are made of precious stones or shaped like an animal, these tiny pieces of jewelry can express a tremendous amount of style and creativity.

Bertrand Pizzin has one of the most exquisite and varied collections of cuff link collections in the world...

http://www.dymocks.com.au/ProductDetails/ProductDetail.aspx?R=9782843233388#.UL8OuK7YDRU

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Gold Cufflinks or Not
by: nanlie

I inherited several cufflink sets when my mom passed away that were from my stepfather and a dear friend who was 99 at his time of death... I learned a great deal from doing online research and also from selling most of the pieces on ebay but one thing they all had in common (even those around 100 or more years old)... was they all had Hallmarks of some kind. They were either 925 sterling silver, or had designer stamps or 10K, 12K, 14K, 18K or even 22K somewhere on the links. Some had foreign stamps and the one marked 725 was considered 18K gold.

While selling the links, I learned that if they were Hallmarked with designer or gold content, they had a higher value but only what someone was willing to pay for it in their collections or the current value of the gold or silver content.

I really haven't come across even very old pieces without some kind of stamp indicating the maker or the metal content.

Some pieces could date back as far as the civil war and might not have stamps but would probably be brass, copper or tin thereby making the value again relative to the piece, historic value, or to fill in a collectible. I am not an authority but just giving my opinion based upon my experience. I hope it helps a little bit.

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