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Gold-plated jewelry is marked several different ways, but some of the most common markings are "GP," "GEP," "RGP," "HGE" and "HGP." Markings help determine if jewelry is really silver with gold plate or real gold. More »

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To clean gold-plated jewelry, brush it with an old toothbrush dipped in baking soda, spray tarnished areas with WD-40 and buff the jewelry with a cotton cloth. This 10-minute procedure requires baking soda, water, a toot... More »

Gold-plated jewelry consists of a lower-quality base metal coated with a very thin layer of gold through a chemical process, while gold-filled jewelry has a thicker layer of gold bonded to a base metal through heat and p... More »

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To read jewelry markings, also known as hallmarks, use a jeweler's scope to magnify the information, cross-reference the writing with a hallmark database, and note any writing that may indicate metal's purity or year of ... More »

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Identify jewelry markings by the type of precious metal content they symbolize. In the United States, jewelry manufacturers are required to inform the customer of the precious metal content in a piece of jewelry, which t... More »

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Common jewelry markings include k for karat size, CW for carat weight and 6,7,8,9,10 for ring sizes. The metal used are marked as P for plumb gold, PLAT, 900 or 950 for platinum, S.S for stainless steel, 925 or .950 for ... More »

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When buying jewelry on eBay, check the period the seller has been a member on eBay, assess his percentage of positive feedback, check the jewelry for markings that verify authenticity, and use a payment method that offer... More »

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