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Identifying Jewelry Markings?This is a page about identifying jewelry markings. The markings on jewelry help to identify the material from which it was made, the designer, and other information about the piece.


Identifying a Pyramid Cluster Diamond Ring - gold band diamond ring on dark background

Identifying a Pyramid Cluster Diamond Ring?As far as I can tell it is a size 7. Description: 20 stone 1/2 carat white diamond, 10 karat yellow gold. Band stamps are as follows from left to right (1/2ct 10k 5DX1) maybe SDX1.


The front of a Victorian cameo brooch.

Value of an Antique Victorian Cameo Brooch?My great grandfather purchased this in Japan in 1927. That is about all I know. I have many other things from there as well, like an ivory cigarette holder. But at the moment, I have been trying to get an idea how much this may be worth.


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Determining the Value of Silver Jewelry?Mom always said, give some away and sell the rest. My mom passed away and we gave most of her sentimental jewelry pieces to family and friends. We have a few pieces left that are .925 silver (primarily necklaces). What is the best next step?


A collection of different jewelry items.

Determining the Value of JewelryDetermining the value of jewelry can be easy if you have a lot of information on the piece. However, if the bracelet, etc. is of unknown origin, composition, and unmarked it may require the help of a jewelry expert. Older pieces can be taken to antique jewelry shops as a start.


The back of a metal brooch.

Identifying a Brooch?Identifying jewelry such as a brooch can be difficult, particularly if there are no markings to suggest silver or gold content for the setting. Research on line might help, but a trip to a specialist in jewelry identification may be in order especially if you believe the piece to have value.


Are These Cuffs Made from Bakelite?

Are These Cuffs Made from Bakelite?Does anyone know if these are Bakelite cuffs? I don't see any logos or brands on the cuffs.


A heart shape costume jewelry necklace.

Identifying a Logo on a Thriftstore Necklace?I found this necklace at a thrift store. I am just wondering if anyone recognizes this logo/necklace.


Value of Men's Diamond Bracelet

Value of Men's Diamond Bracelet?I brought this bracelet from an American police auction. It says it's a men's 180 diamond bracelet. Does anyone know it's value?



A vintage pearl necklace.

Identifying the Brand on a Pearl Necklace?I found this pearl necklace at a thrift store. It looks vintage. but I am not 100 sure. It has an upper case C and a small lower case C. I thought it was Charming Charlie at first, but it's not.


A beaded necklace with large orange beads.

Identifying a Beaded Necklace?Well I can only tell you that it's heavy. Some kind of stones? Excited! It was a thriftstore find four years ago. Any ideas?


A beaded necklace with a colorful pendant.

Identifying Thriftstore Jewelry Finds?It has weight, but no markings. Glass? It's gorgeous! I gave it to my daughter!


A colorful beaded necklace.

Identifying a Beaded Necklace?I have another find! It's two necklaces, but I am not sure if it's supposed to be worn together. I hope it's vintage, but I like it. Is it costume jewelry and is it old?


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Value of a Vintage Mickey Mouse Watch?How much do you think a 1973 official Mickey Mouse watch in perfect condition (still in its original red case) is worth? It has been stored in my hope chest since it was given to my first baby at birth. It has never been taken out of the case. It has the original face.


An old silver bracelet with a floral pattern.

Identifying an Old Silver Bracelet?I have an old silver bracelet that was in my mom's jewelry box. I am pretty sure it is from Holland, but I don't know anything about it. Anyone have any ideas?


Identifying a Piece of Jewelry - dark silvertone pendant with colored stones and decorative filigree

Identifying a Piece of Jewelry?I found this in a bag of jewelry. It's the exact size of a quarter. I can find no markings for it. It appears to be filigree of some sort.



What is This Symbol?A friend of mine found this charm and would love to know what the symbol is. Do YOU know?


Avon Easter Bunny Pin

Collecting Avon PinsThis page is about collecting Avon pins. Finding the least expensive way to complete your collection is a smart goal.


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Appraising Inherited Rings?My husband inherited some rings from his mother. She had small fingers so the size doesn't fit me, and there is no other family member left. I would like to sell them but the cost of appraising is $85 per ring at the jewelers in my neighborhood. The antique stores scare me because I don't know if I can trust them. I not even know if the diamonds are real or how old the rings are.



Identifying the Markings on an Old Diamond Ring  - 10K

Identifying the Markings on an Old Diamond Ring?I found this ring and it has 10k stamped on it. It also has a stamp of a bird I know what 10k stands for, but does anyone know what the bird marking means?


Identifying a Jewelry Maker's Mark - silver teardrop shaped earring with a dark blue stone at the bottom

Identifying a Jewelry Maker's Mark?I can't seem to make out the jewelry markings on these earrings other than the 4 K part. It seems to be like an arrow or some sort of triangle! Can anyone help me identify what this is and what it means?


The front of a Victorian cameo brooch.

Value of an Antique Victorian Cameo Brooch?My great grandfather purchased this in Japan in 1927. That is about all I know. I have many other things from there as well, like an ivory cigarette holder. But at the moment, I have been trying to get an idea how much this may be worth. It's facing left, which I know is more rare than the right facing brooches. Any ideas?


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Determining the Value of a Silver and Gem Stone Ring?I am dealing with a silver ring stamped 925 with several small stones of two types. I believe three of the larger stones are blue sapphires with a few small diamond looking stones, probably zirconium. My question is how do I determine the weight and value of the silver by weighing the ring with stones in it?


Value of an Antique Bracelet - cuff style bracelet with a cameo disk in the center

Value of an Antique Bracelet?My aunt collected antiques. This bracelet was passed down to me. From what I understand this bracelet is worth a good bit of money. I'd like to get some information on it if anyone can provide any.


Identifying a Brooch - ornate brooch with stone removed from center

Identifying a Brooch?I need help identifying this brooch :)


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