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How can you identify a jewelry manufacturer's trademark?

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To find jeweler trademarks, use a jeweler's loupe to inspect metal jewelry underneath a stone's mounting, inside the band of a ring or near the clasp of a necklace. The Antique Jewelry University's online encyclopedia provides pictures of many jewelry trademarks, and the 925-1000.com features pictures of silver marks.

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Jewelry may bear markings for its purity, trademark, date created or townmark. Though some countries require jewelers to stamp or engrave a trademark, or maker's mark, on all gold and silver products, the United States only requires jewelers to mark gold and silver for its purity value. Many manufacturers, however, such as Tiffany & Co., seal their creations with their name.

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