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Metal Gilt.
by: Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

Hi Howler

thank you very much for your comments! Uhmmm howler very interesting. "KT Metal Gilt' - you learn something new in the world of antique and costume jewelry everyday.

There are some astonishing costume jewelry pieces, and as you say howler, not everything in the world of jewelry has to be pearl, diamond, pearl diamond, to be valuable.

I am very often surprised at the value of some of these pieces that are appraised by a wonderful team of professional jewelry appraisers expert in this area on Antique Jewelry Investor. Take antique paste jewelry for example.
And then there's Aluminum this material was highly prized in the Victorian era and made-up into jewelry, before the gold deposits were discovered. At least you don't have to polish it :-)


Interesting Ring
by: howler

Hi, You do not mention the colour of the ring, if Gold in colour, it is unlikely to be Solid as there would be a Hallmark, also 27 will not be the content as 24k is pure gold.

The same goes for Silver, although 'lower end' silver jewellery, sometimes just has the word 'silver' or 'Sterling', or a content number, such as '925' which is 95.2% silver with 7.5% other' (mostly copper) as Pure silver is really to soft to be considered for daily use.

The mark KT, Kt, is often found on costume items, ie 'KT Metal Gilt'. Not to detract from the ring, as Costume Jewellery can be sought after and admired.


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