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Please help identify Markings

Please help identify Markings

rchomeaccents
Adventurer

Is it 18K white gold?

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in reply to Aug 8, 2013 2:13:01 PM
emerald40
Rockstar

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.

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in reply to Aug 8, 2013 2:14:26 PM
rchomeaccents
Adventurer
Last Edited 02:16:48 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.

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in reply to Aug 8, 2013 2:18:00 PM
rchomeaccents
Adventurer

I suppose I should show a pic of the full ring for consideration.

 

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in reply to Aug 8, 2013 2:26:27 PM
emerald40
Rockstar

http://community.ebay.com/t5/Fine-Jewelry-Gems-Precious/14KF-Marking-What-does-it-mean/td-p/2087139

 

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.

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in reply to Aug 8, 2013 4:19:24 PM
pre1840lorraine
Trailblazer
I agree with Emerald, the only way to know for sure what you have, is to have it tested.
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in reply to Aug 8, 2013 5:51:38 PM
doug-yam-xt
Adventurer

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.

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in reply to Aug 9, 2013 6:07:01 AM
rchomeaccents
Adventurer

Thank you for taking the time to respond. 

 

I suppose a trip to the jeweler is in order. 

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in reply to Aug 9, 2013 11:46:44 AM
rchomeaccents
Adventurer

Acid test proved 18K - Yeah!

 

Now, anybody know the age or how to appraise?

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Cameo Ring - Can anyone provide their expertise?

Cameo Ring - Can anyone provide their expertise?

in reply to Aug 24, 2013 12:39:58 PM
rchomeaccents
Adventurer

I've had a jeweler confirm that it's real 18K white gold.

 

Anybody care to take a stab at the value? Also, what do you think about year made?

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in reply to Aug 24, 2013 12:44:44 PM
bonjourami
Guide

Nobody can guess at the value, check out completed auctions in advanced search for 18 kt white gold cameo ring..looks very vintage.



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Re: Cameo Ring - Can anyone provide their expertise?

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in reply to Aug 24, 2013 12:48:47 PM
rchomeaccents
Adventurer

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.

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