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08-08-2013 02:13 PM
I am finding similar markings where the F means filled as in 18K gold filled. I was also thinking manufacturers mark, but there would be a space between the K AND F. What is the mark before the 18?
Where did you buy it as I am not positive in my response.
08-08-2013 02:14 PM - edited 08-08-2013 02:16 PM
The mark before the 18KF looks like a F. The ring was not purchased but came to me years ago from a great aunt.
I have found conflicting information regarding the "F" both that indicate it could mean Filled or a makers mark and both indicating that 18K wouldnt be used for filled and that space would mean something.
I am perplexed.
08-08-2013 02:26 PM
Also came across this thread. Someone had the same mark and had it checked. She was told that a triangle and F was the mark for Friedman's. That is why I asked what the other mark is.
Hopefully others will stop by and confirm, but the safest bet is to have the ring looked at by a jeweler.
08-08-2013 05:51 PM
In 29+ years of jewelry repair I've never seen a cameo that looks like yours. My guess is that it was a custom made likeness of someone...not an inexpensive task to say the least. If you're going to spend seveal hundred dollars for the cameo, do you cheap out on the ring? I think not.. But as recomended, the gold test will be conclusive.
08-24-2013 12:44 PM
Nobody can guess at the value, check out completed auctions in advanced search for 18 kt white gold cameo ring..looks very vintage.
08-24-2013 12:48 PM
Thanks but I've already done that as a seasoned e-bayer would.
I'm not expecting an accurate appraisal, just opinions since I have no frame of reference.
Thanks for yours. I appreciate it.