Dating gold jewellery
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Marks such as 750 or 950 generally indicate the purity of the silver.
This required that a manufacturer put a quality stamp on his karat gold or silver items along with their hallmark. During the process of sizing a ring, replacing a chain or from normal wear, marks can disappear.
During the late 18th to early 19th century rolled gold plate is developed.
A mark such as “1/10 12k.g.f.” indicates the piece has a bonded 12-karat surface and the amount of gold used is equal to at least 1/10 of the piece’s entire weight. manufacturers switched from the 12 karat gold finish to a 14 karat gold finish in the 1970’s and 80’s, indicated by 14k.g.f.
The karatage and the quantity can vary, with some pieces only having 1/2 of the total weight in the gold finish. Gold filled finishes, which can be done in any karatage, can also be produced in various colors of karat gold-yellow, white, green, and pink (or rose).The karatage is usually the karat number, followed by a c, ct, or carat. After 1854, the British begin to hallmark jewelry pieces made in 9, 12, and 15 karat gold as well and the crown is still used, however, the karatage is indicated with a mark that denotes the fineness in parts per thousand, for example the mark 375 is nine karat, 500 is 12 karat, and 625 is 15 karat.