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Thread: JEWELLERY MARKINGS INFORMATION

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    JEWELLERY MARKINGS INFORMATION

    Here is one of my fav's for Jewellery Markings I use continually. Please feel free to post any other Jewellery Markings info here too, to help others identify their finds

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    [b]JEWELLERY MARKINGS


    GOLD

    K = Karat
    KP = Karat Plumb (exact amount of gold)
    K.P. = Karat Plate
    GF = Gold Filled (heavy plating), usually has a fraction, i.e., 1/20 10K GF
    GS = Gold Shell
    HGE = Heavy Gold Electroplate
    Decimal equivalents of karat ratings:
    .375 = 9K (England and Canada)
    .417 = 10K
    .500 = 12K
    .583 (.585) = 14K
    .625 = 15K
    .667 = 16K
    .750 = 18K
    .833 = 20K (Asia)
    .917 = 22K (Asia)
    .999 (1000) = 24K pure gold



    SILVER

    925 (.925) = Sterling
    835 (.835) = a lower quality of British Sterling Silver
    Sterling
    Taxco
    MEXICO
    STER
    .999 Fine = Pure Silver



    PLATINUM

    Pt (atomic symbol)
    Irid. Plat.
    Pt 900
    Pt 950
    PLAT


    OTHER

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    Re: JEWELLERY MARKINGS INFORMATION

    thanks !!! all this stuff is great info ......
    Dig it all... Sort it out later......

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    Re: JEWELLERY MARKINGS INFORMATION

    Cool Judy I copied and pasted this in a wordpad file. Thanks for the post, it's very informative.

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    Re: JEWELLERY MARKINGS INFORMATION

    On gold you can take the K and divide it by 24 to come up with the gold content.
    10K divided by 24 ='s .417 %

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