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what does this mean... 1/12 kt ?

Pathfinder

what does this mean... 1/12 kt ?

Hi all,


 


I have a box chain that is marked:


1/12 kt MS Co.


What does the 1/12 kt mean?


 


Thank  you in advance for your help

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Trailblazer

Re: what does this mean... 1/12 kt ?

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Is it just just 1/12 kt?  Gold fill items are often marked 1/20 12kt to show they are gold filled with 1/20th being the 12 kt gold percent.

Adventurer

Re: what does this mean... 1/12 kt ?

in reply to

I believe it means 1/20th the weight is 12kt gold. It does have some value, see "Gold Filled Jewelry" or "12kt Gold Filled Scrap" in completed listings.