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How can I tell what brand my pearl necklace is?

How can I tell what brand my pearl necklace is?

Jewelers often place small trademark symbols known as maker’s marks somewhere on their pieces. In most jewelry, this design, word or symbol is stamped on a piece of the metal. Look on the clasp or any other metal portion for the maker’s mark first, because that will be the easiest place for the jeweler to place it.

How can you tell what kind of pearls you have?

In order to determine whether a pearl is natural, and much more valuable than a farmed cultured pearl, it must be examined for layers within resembling an onion. Jewelers can do this with a special scope inserted into the hole of a pearl, or by shining a light into the pearl and examining it with a jeweler’s loupe.

What do real pearls look like?

A real pearl will usually have a slightly rough or gritty texture from tiny scale-like imperfections in its outer layers of nacre. Fake pearls made from glass or plastic will usually be almost perfectly smooth.

What do the stamps on a piece of jewelry mean?

These stamps stand for sterling silver. This means the piece of jewelry should be 92.5% pure silver mixed with another metal, usually copper. Silver on its own is very soft and needs another metal added to make solid jewelry.

What does 750 on a jewelry stamp mean?

750 stamp on jewelry means 18k Gold 417, 585, or 750 – this is just another way of telling us the gold content. However, instead of referring to how many parts out of 24 are pure gold, this number is now out of 1,000. So for 10K gold jewelry, 417 out of 1,000 parts are pure gold.

What kind of earrings have a W stamp on them?

I recently came across a beautiful pair of turquoise-colored vintage clip earrings which had been stamped W. GERMANY. They were the perfect size for repurposing into rings so they were quickly added to my collection of vintage costume jewelry. It wasn’t the first time I have seen costume jewelry with that stamp on the back of it.

What does a KP stamp mean on my jewelry?

What does a KP stamp mean on my jewelry? This stands for Karat Plumb and is a certification that it is at least the karat marked or better. For instance, 14kp means it is at the very least 14k or higher. I will leave you with this one last answer to a question we are often asked, as I think it is very important to address this.

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