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Unusual hallmark
by: Anonymous

I have a pair of 18 carat gold Maltese filgree earrings, bought in Malta in the region of 15-20 years ago. The hallmark is on the fastener and its very tiny, there's a Maltese Crown, number 18 and the last letter or word is unreadable.

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18kt maltese earrings | Unusual hallmark
by: Anonymous

I have a pair of 18 carat gold Maltese filligree earrings, bought in Malta in the region of 15-20 years ago. The hallmark is on the fastener and it's very tiny, there's a Maltese Crown, number 18 and the last letter or word is unreadable.

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Great Work
by: Anonymous

Nice work - Well done Ryan!

Regards
Yvonne

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Had necklace tested
by: Ryan

Well, I had the necklace tested today and it did test at 14k with the scratch acid test !!! So I am one happy camper. I ended up paying $400 for the necklace and with current gold value it has a worth of est $311 so all in all I am happy for paying $90 for the craftsmanship on top of the gold value.

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Thanks
by: Ryan

Thanks Yvonne, I am gonna get it scratch tested soon and will post what I find...

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Maltase Hallmarks on Gold
by: Anonymous

Good Afternoon Ryan

Ryan, I've heard of pawn brokers who strike purity marks on metal possidetis uti, so nothing would surprise me, however, if the gold (presuming the metal is gold) was assayed by the Malta assay office after 2004, then it will have the Malta assay office mark.

If there is no malta assay mark, the mark could have been stamped by the jewelry manufacturer prior 2004. I think "AU" would indicate the chemical element for Gold with the atomic number 79 and not the maker's mark.

14 k is the gold content. Ryan, when you ask "is the necklace chain "real or fake" ? I' m assuming you mean, is the gold content 14 karat gold or 14 karat gold plated? The simple answer - get the metal tested.

Best Wishes,
Yvonne




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