Jewelry is often marked according to the metal's purity. Hallmarks on antique jewelry give additional information on who made the jewelry and where it originated. 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 »

Common maker's marks on gold jewelry usually include the company's name or initials with a symbol and country's origin. A maker's mark can be determined by inspecting the jewelry with a jeweler's loupe and the combinatio... 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 »

Some common jewelry marks are metal stamps, which indicate the purity of the metal used in a piece of jewelry, and manufacturer or designer logos. Jewelry marks are used to provide information about pieces of jewelry. More »

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 »

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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