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Cyrillic Letters and Russian Hallmarks
by: Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

Hi Jenny, what "looks like gold and amber" needs to be determined. As 90% of extractable amber is found in Russia on the Baltic Sea, and the cufflinks bearing the makers marks in Russian cyrillic alphabet it does indeed suggest the cufflinks were made in Russia! Information about Amber can be found here.

Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier, if there was a russian city assay mark to determine a date! This is why hallmarked jewelry is so important, hallmarking of precious metals is one of the earliest forms of consumer protection and proof of authenticity.

The bak-to-front R, you see, without the benefit of a photo, would most probably be a Cyrillic letter of slavic origin. An alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages.

Without the benefit of a photo - you might be able to find the hallmark of the Russian silversmith here.

best regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

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