I had no suggestions on the Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group so wanted to try here.
I know it is hard to say on these unsigned items, but wanted to ask just incase someone might know. This measures 3 & 3/8", all prong set, great quality and good condition. Any thoughts on a possible maker and when it may have been made? The center piece is soldered to the outer, lower piece.
I love genuine gold jewelry, and was distressed to read recently that fake gold items were being imported to the USA from China, stamped 14, 18, and 22 k gold.
Today, I noticed many listings on eBay for these punch type tools to stamp inferior gold colored metal with a gold 18k stamp..
I consider this criminal activity...and these stamping tools should be banned.?
Here is just one of many, many listings.