💍Jewelry Markings And What They Mean💍 by Mimi Golson - Musely
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💍Jewelry Markings And What They Mean💍

posted in Various
03/06/2015
  • Trade Marks, Jeweler, or Designer.

    The mark that is the most important is the Metal Stamp, or Karat Weight of the Metal.

    If you look inside the shank of your ring (the band on the bottom or side), you'll usually see the Karat Stamp. More than likely it will be shown as 10k, 14k, 18k or Plat. These are the most common Metals and most common Markings. But you'll also run across Titanium, Stainless Steel, Tungsten, Sterling Silver and even Palladium (plus some other obscure Metals, like those used in Class Rings - Lustrium, Lazon, Celestrium?)

  • Common Metal Marks Stamped Inside Rings
    MARK MEANS
    9k 9 Karat Gold usually sold in the UK (Not in the USA)
    10k 10 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    12k 12 Karat Gold (Found more out of the States)
    14k 14 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    18k 18 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    20k 20 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    22k 22 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    24k 24 Karat Pure Gold (Yellow Gold)
    .417 10 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    .585 14 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    .750 18 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)

  • Metal stamp mark meanings
    Metal stamp mark meanings
  • Cont..
    .833 20 Karat Gold (Can be White or Yellow Gold)
    .999 24 Karat Pure Gold (Yellow Gold)
    P Plumb Gold (must be the Karat weight stamped or higher)
    PLAT Platinum
    PT Platinum
    900 or 950 Platinum
    S.S. Stainless Steel
    Steel Stainless Steel
    St. Steel Stainless Steel
    Silver Sterling Silver
    S. Silver Sterling Silver
    Sterling Silver Sterling Silver
    925 Sterling Silver
    .950 Another Sterling Silver Mark unlike 950 for Platin

  • Titanium Titanium
    Tungsten Tungsten
    Pd Palladium
    KP Karat Plumb
    CZ There is a Cubic Zirconia stone in the ring (and not a Diamond)
    G.F. or G.P. Gold Filled or Gold Plated
    SOL Solitaire Diamond (usually followed by some Carat Weight)
    6,7,8,9,10 (A number) Some Jewelers put the ring size in the shank
    cw CW means the Carat Weight of the Diamonds or Gems in the ring
    GE Gold Electroplate
    GP Gold Plated
    WGD Weight Gold, as in 14 Karat Weight Gold, or 10 Karat Weight Gold

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