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How can you tell if gold jewelry is real?

Bill From Santa Maria asks....
In the United States, anything that is not at least 10 karats (42 percent gold) cannot be legally so....
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How do you determine if a seller is knowledgeable and ethical?

Steve From Grover Beach asks....
The best way to determine a seller’s credibility is by becoming an informed buyer and by asking ques....
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What’s the best way to clean gems?

Randy From Santa Maria asks....
One good way of cleaning gemstones is to spray them with a bit of Windex and wipe them with a soft l....
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How should jewelry be stored?

Garry From Paso Robles asks....
A padded jewelry box with lots of compartments is a convenient way to organize your jewelry, but hid....
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how do you determine the size of a finger?

Frank From santa maria asks....
Measure Ring Size With a Finger Size Strip To create your own ring sizer, print and cut the strip b....
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I am looking at buying an Asscher Cut Diamond that has a very large table, larger than what i have seen recommended. I have included the specs below which show the Polish, Symetry and Cut to all be good, are you able to inform me what having a large table will do to the diamond. the following specs: Carat 1.50 Colour F Clarity VVS2 Total Depth 66.70 Table 81.00 Dimensions 6.64*6.60*4.40 Girdle TN-STK Culet N Fluorescence N Polish VG Symmetry VG Cut EX Report GIA

Elise From South Australia asks....
Hello Elise, A table that large causes light leakage and less brilliance, especially less fire (c....
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who can i ask about a ring i have that is very unique and looks old?

EMILIE From POPLARVILLE asks....
Hello EMILIE, What are you trying to fined out about your ring? Jon the Jeweler

Is there a paint that is safe for 14k white gold? I want to be able to paint my wedding band different colors like bright green or purple.

Hello Amanda, I have never heard of anyone trying to paint a gold ring, the only way that I know o....
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WHAT BA MEANS ON A 18K RING. THANK YOU

hello Sara, Usually the like BA or MK and others refers to either model #, or It is the Hallmark of....
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I have purchased a cubic ziconia ring that is 18 kt vermeil. I would like to know if the ring could be plated in 14 kt gold to match my wedding ring.Thanks

Hello Vickie, Thank you for visiting askthejeweler.net, the answer to your quation is yes, you can....
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I was wondering what I should offer the local store for a ring we are interested. The specs are as follows: The center stone is 1.68 ct, round The color is G-H color, and the clarity is SI3. It "faces up nice and bright white. The mounting is 18k white gold, center stone set in four prongs. The stone measures 7.32mm x 4.87 . The mounting is set with eight round diamonds, four each side. g-h color . clarity SI1 -SI 2 measuring 1.85 mm, approx. 2 pts each / .16 ct tw diamonds . In addition, there are two round brilliant Diamonds either side of center stone. 2.93 mm each approx .20 ct tw by formula. total Diamond weight, 2.04 cts. Please help! It has a does not have GIA certificate..

Hello Jason Thank you for your question, the answer is not as simple as you would think, the reaso....
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My boyfriend and I are getting engaged. I decided that I didn't want him to spend the money on a diamond right now, so we found the exact ring I wanted in a swarovski zirconia. The only problem is the inside of the ring is stamped CZ. Is there any way to remove that? I know it's not real, but if my friends are looking at it, I don't want them to know! Thanks!

Hello Kelly , Thank you for your question, before you attempt to remove the word Cz, make sure tha....
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I have a princess cut .5 trellis set engagement ring, my husband and I would like to upgrade the center stone to just under a carat, but because a trellis setting is built into the ring itself (not like typical prongs that sit on top of the ring) we were wondering if the ring could realistically accommodate a stone .75 or above, or if we would have to get a different ring? Any thoughts would help! Thanks! Anna

Anna From Kansas City asks....
Hello Anna, The setting that you have right now is design to accommodate a diamond that is .50 car....
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I purchased an "antique" ring on ebay which said it was from the 1930s. It has the watermark "WIC" inside of the ring. I did a search and WIC is the trademark of a new company started in 1996. I fear I have been had. Thanks in advance for your advice!

Hello Julie, Did you try to contact the seller and let him know regarding your findings , If So th....
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Hi, I had my engagement ring diamonds reset in white gold. The white gold keeps getting a yellow tinge and the jeweler has several times rhododized (spelling?) it several times to eliminate the tinge. Is this normal and will the rhododizing harm my gold?

Tracy From N. Versailles asks....
Hello Tracy, The yellow tinge that you see is common in white gold 14karat and higher, the rhodium ....
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My boyfriend just proposed with the most beautiful engagement ring. He also bought the matching wedding band. It is straight, but I prefer a contoured setting. Since it was custom made, it can't be returned/exchanged. Is it possible to make a straight ring contoured?

Hello Kloe, The answer to your question is Yes and No, Yes it can be done if the ring dose not hav....
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Tungsten rings - Is Tungsten rings just as good as silver and gold? Does this type of metal have certain degrees of it like gold does such as 10K and 14K. Is their a difference between yellow tungsten and silver tungsten other than color. Is it one degree of tungsten more expensive than the other, because I see a big difference in the price online than I do at the namebrand jewelry stores.

Keane From Waldorf, Maryland asks....
Tungsten carbide rings and wedding bands are remarkable pieces of jewelry in many ways. Unlike rings....
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I have a platinum semi-mount that can accomodate a 7x4 emerald cut stone. Can the mounting be changed to hold a different size and shape of stone?

Adrian From West Milford asks....
Hello Adrian, The answer to your question is yes, but how difficult of a task it is depends on how....
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Sorry if this is the wrong place but is it possible to get black diamond stud earings for men? If it is could you please show me where I could aquire them from.

Dylan From Glasgow asks....
Hello Dylan, The black diamond is abounded, all you need to is goggle black diamond earrings you w....
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I am interested in purchasing a size 6 14 karat gold ring with 9 real marquis diamonds set in front. Can this ring be upsized to a size 9 without redoing entire setting? Is this advised?

Kimberly From Chicago asks....
Hello Kimberly, the answer to your question is maybe, and the reason for that is I don't know how ....
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what is 9ct metal cored 1 & 1/5 9ct metal core. Thank You

Jeff From ireland asks....
Hello Jeff, the answer to your question is, Base Metal Item Plated, Coated or Layered with 37.5% G....
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Hey there! I have a trellis set engagement ring that holds a .35 stone, I would like to upgrade to a one carat without replacing the ring because of sentimental value. I believe this will mean replacing the head of the ring because it is built in, how much approximately would this cost? Thanks!

Anna From Kansas City asks....
Hello Anna, The answer to your question is based on where you are willing to take ring to, I woul....
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was looking through engagement rings and came across a black diamond one. I'll send the link, and I just want to know your opinion on whether it's real or fake (including the regular diamonds surrounding it) based on the price. It's white gold. http://www.etsy.com/listing/60685681/black-diamond-princess-cut-double-halo?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=LS%23830&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title&filter%5B0%5D=handmade

Jessi From Penn Laird asks....
Hello Jessi, To answer your question regarding the ring, I know that there are black diamonds in t....
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Hello, What would be your guess of the percent of wedding rings over the last 30 years which would be attractable to a magnet? An out of the way question for sure. Thanks, John

John From Marshfield, MO 65706 asks....
Hello John, That is a tough question, to fined out the amount one has to look for the companies th....
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Can a Cabochon ring be altered to hold a faceted stone?

Timtothy From cleveland asks....
Hello Timothy, The answer to your question is most likely yes, all you would need is the setting t....
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my grandmother gave me a tiger's eye ring and a cross neclace pendant that has a tiger's eye in the middle of the cross what can i use to clean the ring and the cross and also what is the best way for me to clean some costume jewlery she gave me as well? please help!!

megan From reading asks....
Hello Megan, Thank you for your question, the answer to your question depends on the metal that th....
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Can a 10x8mm oval cabochon be altered to hold a faceted (Size (LxWxD) 8.80 x 7.50 x 5.10 MM stone? i have had trouble finding a ring to fit my stone and so far the only one i have found close to the dementions is a silver cabochon ring

Timothy From cleveland asks....
Hello and thank you for your question, The answer to your question is you need to fined a setting t....
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I have an antique art deco engagement ring and an antique wedding ring as well. Both are 18kt white gold. I'd like to have the wedding band curved to fit around the engagement ring but I'm not sure if that is possible. The wedding band has a continuous pattern all around it. Can this be done? Thanks for your help!

rebecca From minneapolis asks....
Hello Rebbecca, Thank you for your question, The answer is depending on the the make of the ring ,....
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I had my wedding band and engagement rings soldered together. I have a buyer but they are still in the engagement period of their relationship. Can rings be unsoldered without permanent damage?

Hello Debbie, The answer to your question is yes they can and it should not effect the ring in any....
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My wedding set is white gold and I was wondering what's the best way to clean the inside of the rings (where the breating holes are for the diamonds) other than going to a jeweler?

CRYS From SWEETWATER asks....
Hello CRYS, Thank you for your question, the best and simplest way of cleaning the ring is to use ....
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i have just bourght a vintage bangle of ebay,it states its 9ct with a metal core i paid £50.00 have i been ripped off?

emma From oldam asks....
Hello Emma, First let me explain what core metal means, I would guess it's 9ct gold filled. But i....
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I lost a diamond stud out of a pair. Can the diamond in the remaining stud be taken out and put on a pendant necklace. It is 0.5 carat.

Emily From Dallas asks....
Hello Emily, Thank you for your question, Yes absolutely you can change the earring to a solitary....
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Is green gold more valuable than yellow or rose gold?

Isabelle From Montreal asks....
Hello Isabelle, thank you for your question, the answer to your question is the value of the jewel....
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Can you get the "lone Star" cut on a diamond or is that only possible on a gem?

Hello Stormy, Yes it can be done but it would be very expensive, if you are interested I can fined....
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My husband had to cut his wedding band off because it was to tight, my question is i know it can be fixed, but can it be made bigger?

Hello Sue, Thank you for your question,Yes it can certainly be sized larger. We size gents and ladi....
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I have a small herringbone chain, there is no stamp or mark on the clasp or anywhere on the chair. i soaked a small piece of it in some bleach and nothing happened, and it does not stick to a magnate. it is not tarnished in any spot or faded anywhere on the jewelery. I just want to know if it is real or not. i do not want to take it to the jeweler or pawn shot and ask them because if it is not real i feel like i will be embarrassed. please help me out. based on the information, does this sound like a real chain?

Hello Sara, The answer to your question is I don't know unless I can see it up close! that said th....
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My friend had a diamond ring that looks like it is just the top od the stone. There is no bottom. Almost as if the top ar table was cut off. Can you tell me what this is called?

Courtney From Conway asks....
Hello Courtney, the diamond that your friend has is called Rose cut diamond The were introduced as....
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I was wondering if I found a charm that is a flower with a flat bottom, can that be turned into a ring instead?

Marcy From Frisco asks....
Hello Marcy, The answer to your question is yes, it absolutely can be done, we at our shop transfo....
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I have a ring that I want to give to my girlfriend. Inside its stamped FEI10K what does the FEI stand for? Is it real gold or do I need to go shopping?

Quincy From Corpus Christi asks....
hello Quincy, the answer to your question is the initial FEI is the trademark, and the10K is the kar....
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I bought my fiance a Tungsten Ring. I have three diamonds that were my great grandmothers that I would like put in the ring. Is this possible to do?

Carrie From Pendleton Oregon asks....
Hello Carrie, the answer to your question is yes but first they have to be set in a gold setting t....
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I have a simple glass stone of no value other than sentimental. Is it possible that you can put it into a sterling silver or aluminum band or something appropriate? Needs to be masculine looking. Thanks!

Rickey From San Diego, CA 92104 asks....
Hello Rickey, Welcome to askthejeweler.net, the answer to your question would be better answered i....
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When I was around 10, my great grandmother gave me her old watch. She told me it was very expensive and asked that I only wear it on special occasions. Now I'm 33 and still have it. I'm wondering if it really is expensive or if that was just something she said so I would take care of it. On the face of the watch, the top says Buren and the bottom says 17 jewels, however, there are no jewels on the watch. It has two decorative things on either side of the face which connect to the bracelet part of the watch. the back of the face says base metal bezel st steel back. the part that goes around the wrist is the stretchy kind of bracelet, each part has speidel with some patent numbers I can't read very well. I will send a picture if needed. Can you give me a ball park value of this watch?

heather From clewiston asks....
Hello Heather. Thank you for your quaetion, I beleve the watch is Gruen not Buren!, as for the jew....
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I was going through some of my great grandmothers things and found a charm bracelet and was wondering if it was worth anything. I tried to look online but I'm having no luck. Can you please help? It's a Coro nautical theme charm bracelet. Gold in color. Is it real gold or is it something else. Please help. Thank you, Christina Warren

Christina From Nampa, Idaho asks....
Hello Christina, The bracelet that you have is not a gold but sterling with gold overlay, The pric....
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Can you tell me if a Coro Nautical theme charm bracelet worth anything? Thank you!

Christina From Nampa asks....
Hello Christina Thank you for your question, the Coro Nautical theme charm bracelet worth around $....
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I live in central NJ and would like to have a weeding band recreated for my wife. It is a simple design without diomaonds. It is actually silver and I would like it remade in white gold. Roughly how much would something like that run?

Kevin From Point Pleasant asks....
Hello Kevin, Thank you for your question, the cost of the ring you are trying to make in white gol....
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Is it possible to have a stainless steel continuous chain re-sized? If so. Will any jeweler be able to do it?

Hello Fred, Thank you for your question, the answer is if the links of the chain is not soldered c....
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If I buy a byzantine bracelet that is covered in vermeil, can I wear it all the time like I do with my other gold bracelet, or will the vermeil come off?

Karin From Fort Wayne asks....
Hello Karin, Thank you for your question, Vermeil is silver which is plated with gold, therefore i....
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I have a really uniques engagement ring that my fiance and I picked out on ebay. The thing is, now we're trying to find wedding bands and the shape of the engagement ring requires a contoured wedding band that would fit perfectly. We really like pre owned jewelry in order to avoid contributing to the problems surrounding workers rights in countries where many of the raw materials come from. If I send a picture of the ring and a picture of a band, could you tell me if it would work to be adjusted to fit? Thanks! Danielle Clark

Danielle From Naperville asks....
Hello Danielle, Thank you for your quetion, yes it would be very helpfull to send the picture of ....
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Hello, Can a trillion cut gemstone be set into a Tiffany prong setting? The gemstone is 12mm. Thank you

florence From Dallas asks....
Hello florence, Yes it is possible to set the Trillion Diamond in a tiffany setting as long as you ....
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I was given beautiful earrings with diamonds and rubies for Mother's Day. The stamp on the gold has "KN", 14K, and CHINA on it. What does the "KN" stand for? The reason I ask this, is because I can only wear gold or silver; if I put in cheap metal earrings, my ear lobe gets infected, or at the least starts to hurt. When I put these earrings in, after a few hours one of my lobes started to hurt. I'm not sure if it was from the weight of the earrings, or the "gold". I've never had 14k that was from China.

Donna From Spring Hill asks....
Hello Donna, Thank you for your question, the initial "KN" is the Hallmark of the manufacture of th....
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I just had a 1 ct diamond ring made. It has 14 diamonds set in 14 k yellow gold band in a pave setting. My ?? is. Is it normal for the diamonds not to be perfectly even. Looks like some are setting not so even. Some look slightly lower than others. I fear of loosing one. Is this the way they lay or should I be concerned. I have two other eternity band which I had made by the same jeweler 20 yes ago. They are perfect. But I have never had a pave setting.

Hello Susan, Thank you for your question, the pave setting should be even just like the other rings....
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I love pave bands, but my ring finger size is 2.5. Is it possible for pave bands to be resized to fit that without losing the integrity of the ring, or am I doomed to have an engagement ring with a plain band? What options do I have?

Hello A, Thank you for your question, in order for me to give you an suitable answer I need to know....
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how do you rhodium rings with tanzanite stones in them

jeff From columbia asks....
Hello Jeff, Thank you for your question, you can rhodium the tanzanite ring as long as you do not....
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i have a tiffany sinature piece. it is 18 karat gold with matched corals. it was a gift my late husband bought at an estate sale over 27 years ago. i have lost some of the corals. i want to sell it but is it better to repair it first by trying to find someone who can take a link out for the corals and put them in the lost spaces OR try to sell as is? without seeing it, do you have a ballpark estimate of it's worth? thank you and GOD bless you , daughtry

daughtry From pensacola asks....
Hello Doughty Thank you for your question, you are right it is better for me to see an image of the....
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We found a wedding ring marked 14K-L and we can't find out what the L means.

Kent From Fairbanks asks....
Hello Kent Thank you for your question, the "L" on the inside the ring next to 14k is most probab....
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What does the asscher insignia look like on a vintage diamond from the period 1902-1930? I have tried multiple searches online and can't get a picture of it.

Marcella From Clearwater asks....
Hello Marcella Thank you for your question, In answer to your question The image stylized "asscher....
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Hello! I found a silver ring that I absolutely love, but it is a size 5 and my finger is a size 9 (it's made for kids and teens). I know rings can be sized 1 or 2 sizes up or down, but I was wondering if it is too much (both in cost and effort) to size the ring up that much. Thanks! Chris

Chris From Reno asks....
Hello Chris, Thank you for your question, you are right about the sizing of the ring, The most most....
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I lost my diamond engagement ring years ago and would like to find a replacement with the same style or have one made in the same style. I still have the wedding band. The design is an engraved star pattern. There is an inscription on the inside that says Everwed. I have looked on the internet and cannot find anything about Everwed. They were purchased from a reputable jeweler in 1970. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Karen From PROSPECT asks....
Hello Karen Thank you for your question, I believe they went out of business many years ago, Sorr....
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My boyfriend and I are thinking about getting engaged by the end of the year. We have talked about ring styles, and I would love the center stone of my ring to be a princess cut diamond set "on point". However, many of the styles of rings out there have the prongs set for the traditional princess cut setting. Can a jeweler simply turn the prongs so my diamond can be put "on point"?

S From West Point asks....
Hello S, Thank you for your question, yes an experience jeweler should have no problem making that....
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My husband bought me a new wedding set this January! I took it back to have it cleaned and when I got it back it looks like the white gold prongs on the middle marquise diamond look goldish! Also between the diamonds on the sides it looks like there is brown stuff! I have cleaned it with dawn dish soap and still won't come clean. Any suggestions on how to clean it better or if I need to take it back to them ?

Rebekah From Liberty asks....
Hello Rebekah, Thank you for your question, it looks like the place that you took to have your ring....
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I wanted to know how can I tell if my husbands white gold wedding ring is real or is it gold plated. When we purchased it the seller told us it was 14kt white gold,but when we looked for the stamp it says 18kt. Is it possible that its just gold plated or do you think the seller thought it was 14kt?

rachel From los angeles asks....
Hello Rachel, Thank you for your question, there is a good chance that the seller made a mistake a....
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My husband recently acquired an old ring from his father's estate. The ring appears to be real gold with a fairly large red stone. (Ruby?) No where on the ring do we see a gold karat stamp , however it is embossed with the number 565. What does this mean? And how can we tell what the stone is. We can provide an image if need be. Thank you

maureen From wilton asks....
Hello maureen , Thank you for your question, from what you describing the embossed is actually 585....
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Hello, I received a necklace as a gift and i am trying to learn the name of the style of the chain, because i would like to find another one to purchase. It seems unique and i cannot find any online like it. It is originally from Egypt. I am including a photo of the chain. Thank you very much for your time.

Tiffany From Kernersville asks....
Hello Tiffany Thank you for your question the name of the chain is scroll style chain Hopefully th....
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Is a 6mm single stone the same as a 6x6mm single stone? Thank you.

Cheryl A. From Oklahoma City asks....
Hello Cheryl A., Thank you for your question, the answer is no! the reason is when a gem is measure....
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Hello :) I am just wondering if you could give me your best estimate of how much my ring is worth. It is made of 14k white gold, has a total diamond weight of 1.31ct, with the center diamond being 1.25ct. The color is E and clarity is SI1 (enhanced). Thank you for your help.

Hello Katie Thank you for your quetion, to value a clarity enhanced diamond is difficalt since it....
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I have a crystal jewelry box, that is lined in gold. On the label on the back it reads, "BLEIKRISTALL 24 v.H. Lead Crystal over 24% Pbo Qualitats - Handarbeit Made in Germany. Was just wondering what the 24v.H. was?

Lesley From Gardnerville, NV asks....
Hello Lesley, Thank you for your quetion, Lead glass is a variety of glass in which lead replaces ....
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I have a ring that my Grandmother gave me. It's a star sapphire(which I believe is a Linde Star Sapphire). I was wanting to know what the stamps inside mean. I know 14k means. There is also 43/2391 and KIMBERLY stamped inside. Any help would be greatly appreciated. [url=http://www.freeimagehosting.net/3e384][img]http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/3e384.jpg[/img][/url]

Carrie From Peoria asks....
Hello Carrie, welcome to our site, the Hallmark KIMBERLY on the inside of the ring refers to the Ki....
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Hi there. I found a white and yellow gold wedding band in the attic of our house, on the inside it is stamped " blue bird " I cant find any info at all on this ring or manufacturer to find out age or value. Can you help?

Hello Diane, Welcome to askthejeweler.net, the answer to your question is , Bluebird was a trade n....
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Found an antique brooch with the inscription c&co 89747 can you tell me what Keeler hallmark c&co belongs to?

Ariel From ardmore asks....
Hello Ariel, Since I don’t have a image of the Brooch It can be Chimera Brooch. You can see some at....
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We are shopping for engagement rings and buying the center and setting separately. I'm wondering can you save money by having a setting custom made vs. buying a designer setting in the store, or if it's about the same. For your reference, the setting I am looking at is by Simon G. and it is style # MR1840.

Erica From Lemon Grove asks....
Hello Erica, Welcome to our site, this is a great question and I will try to answer it as simple a....
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I have a diamond engagement ring in white gold. I love the setting, but the center stone isn't very large or of high quality. It's in a halo setting, and I want to know if it's possible to upgrade to a larger stone while keeping the halo, or if it's possible to change the size of the halo to accommodate a larger diamond.

Tianne From Annandale asks....
Hello Tianne Thank you for visiting our site, to upgrade the diamond in this ring would create tw....
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What would match a platinum band better, 10k or 14k gold?

If you are referring as to which one would match to your wedding bands color, 10 karat would be the ....
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Good morning, I am wearing my grandfather's lion head ring and inside the ring, it says "10K Tru G" Do you know what the True G stands for?? Thank you

Dustin From Salem asks....
Hello Dustin, The answer to your quetion is that this jewelry Used to be sold by Service Merchandis....
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I am a ring size 14 for a 6mm width ring, if i was to get a 8mm right, how much larger a ring size would i need?

hello Allen, thank you for your question, the answer to your question is that it would not matter ....
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My boyfriend and I have engraved sterling bands that we wear, and have worn forever. When talking about marriage and looking at engagement rings and such, I just wish there was something we could do with these. I don't want some cookie cutter ring, but I know it is silly to put diamonds in sterling... right? So, I am not jewelry savvy so I just wanted to ask if you knew of something fun and interesting we could do, both of us, to incorporate our original love symbol with our eternal ones? Thanks! :-)

Emily From Cottage Grove asks....
Hello Emily, Thank you for your question, If I am understanding you correctly you are trying to me....
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i have a necklace with 14k Italy on it and have repeatedly done acid test on it and the results show it is 14k but it sticks to an earth magnet. could it b that the other metals in it are magnetic?

josh From Kingsport asks....
I really cant explain it but some legitimate 14K gold items are mildly attracted to a strong magnet,....
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What does H of K 10k mean on the inside of my Jade antique ring ?

Kathy From Helena, AR 72342 asks....
Hello Kathy, Thank you for your question the H of K, could be a trademark of the "House of Kraus" ....
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Hi i have a 18ct gold ring with a platinum diamond shaped mount with a small diamond in the centre. Would this ring be of value? It was left to me by my grandmother?

Angela From oxford asks....
Hello Angela, Thank you for your question, to determine the value of the jewelry just take it to a....
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I am having some 18K gold rings redesigned into one using my gold rings which are stamped 18K, But the jeweller has told me he wont stamp the new ring. I am a bit concerned. Should I be or is this normal practise when rings are redesigned

Cheryl From Harrington asks....
Hello Cheryl, Thank you for your quetion, to answer your quetion, Precious metals quality marks an....
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Hi I hope you can help me. I asked this a few days ago. There is a ring I'm in love with. It is a size 6.5 but I wear a 10.5 or 11. This ring has tint diamonds 1/2 way down the shanks. I do not want it tapped out to be made bigger but before I spend a ton of money to buy the ring, would like to know if it's possible to re-shank thie ring to my size? Thank you so much!

Robin From Fletcher asks....
Hi Robin thank you for your question, the answer to your question is to show the ring to a jeweler t....
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I have a 14K gold crest that I would like mounted on an amethyst or purple stone. I know that they mount crests on these purple stones for class rings, is there any way to get it mounted on a purple stone but not a class ring? Thanks, Rebecca

Rebecca From Saint Joseph asks....
Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your question, If I understand you correctly you want to have the cres....
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20 years ago my sweet husband gave me a gold scallooped wedding band with approximately 2 carats. Now I would like to get a solitaire diamong to go with it, what would look appropriate with a wide band?

Diane From Brandon asks....
Hello Diane, The answer to your question is any solitary ring would look good, since the mounting ....
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I have an old ring that my grandma gave me that I'm not sure what it is and I wanna know how much it's worth it's an oval ring?

Kayla From Mendenhall asks....
Hello Kayla, the best way to get answers to your question is to take the ring to a jeweler who dos....
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looking at a ring on ebay has 14kt 5 on inside of wedding band what does this mean

Hello Kelly, Without seeing the number I can only guess that the "5" is the logo or Hallmark of th....
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how much is this chain worth its 20 inches two toned 14k gold 14 grams and weighs 0.5 ounce here is a pic up close http://i41.tinypic.com/noxa9k.jpg

Hello As per our company by laws we do not give value on jewelry based on the image. Thank you ....
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I have a gold plated sterling sliver box chain necklace, it's attached to a name, so the chain is not attached, I was wondering if it could be shortened. It would have to be shortened on both sides. With the box chain, is it possible to shorten? Could a jewler do it? Thanks.

Hello Lindsay, since the necklace you have is plated, when given a heat the plating would burn off a....
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I have a necklace that has BS on the end of the clasp, I was wondering what it means.

Hello Kleeko, The hallmark BS, can be of two U.S. jewelers, one being Brian Sholdt of Seattle WA a....
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I found a tennis braclet. so you know diamonds allaround it. on the back of the clasp it says china cz 925 and has a squiggly symbol that looks like a R and a S blended together. Do u think it is real diamonds? Thanks!

Hello Tanya, The tennis bracelet that you have found specifies that the stones are Cubic Zirconia ....
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Is it possible to make a traditional engagement ring (as in picture), out of Tungsten?

Hello Theresa, The Tungsten metal is very bridle therefore it would break off if tried to bent it to....
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Hello, I've been purchasing used sterling silver jewelry for years now online from Ebay. I can usually tell when a piece is silverplated by its appearance but get fooled by some..for example I get a lot of Italian 925 stamped pieces that'll be slightly magnetic when dangled in front of a strong rare earth magnet. Is this because it contains nickel as an alloy or is the whole piece plated over junk mixed metals? I'm not sure if you can answer that. but I'd at least like to know if there are Italian jewelry manufacturers who make sterling silver with nickel or not as an alloy .75/1000. Whenever I ask this question on other sites they always say it's not sterling if it's magnetic and is real solid sterling if it isn't magnetic but I tell them silver plated brass or copper wouldn't be magnetic either! And I've come across a lot of fakes like that from China, Thailand and elsewhere! Thank you for answering this perplexing question if you can.

Ryan From MODESTO asks....
Hello Ryan, The answer to your question is that a lot of Silver manufactures specially in Italy wh....
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Is it possible to melt down turquoise

Benjamin From New York asks....
Hello Benjamin, Why would you want to melt down a turquoise? Jon askthejeweler.net

Can fashion jewelry , rings be stretch . Rings that cost 20 and below.

Kerriann From Washington dc asks....
Hello Kerriann, The answer to your question is unfortunately no, in fashion jewelery the metal is ....
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My mother gave me an antique brooch that I estimate is at least 100 years old. It belonged to a great-great aunt who passed away 20 years ago. It is Russain in origin. I was told it was platinum, but I'm not sure as it looks tarnished. When I look at the back of the pin, it looks like it may be plated in some white metal as it looks gold underneath. It has a very intricate design and has about 20 old cut diamonds set into the intricate metal work. I'd like to know how to clean the metal.

hello Rachel, Thank you for your question, the answer to your question is since the brooch is an a....
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My boyfriend has given me an engagement ring that was his mother's from Turkey. I took it to a local jeweler to be sized down to fit my finger and they could not identify the metal that the diamonds were set in so they would not try to size the ring. How do I get the metal identified?

Susan From Bloomington asks....
Hello Susan, The answer to your question is to take the ring to a jeweler who has the gold testing....
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When you buy a ring and it has 14K EMA - what does that mean?

Gloria From Culpeper asks....
Hello Gloria, the (14k) refers to the purity of the gold in this case it is 14 karat. The EMA is t....
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I have a ring that is stamped .925% THAI on the inside. What does THAI mean?

Patricia From El Paso asks....
hello Patricia, The .925 refers to the purity of the metal in this case it is 92.5 percent pure, a....
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Hi! My boyfriend asked for some ring ideas. I love unique & different things so I'd love to go against the grain & get a non gold/diamond ring! I love black oxidized sterling silver. He doesn't think they are sturdy enough for everyday wear & tear. Does oxidizing sterling silver make it less sturdy? What are some other metal alternatives besides gold for a wedding ring?

Hello Sofia, Thank you for your question, if you are trying to get silver ring because of the oxida....
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I found a plain white band that could be trash or treasure, it is non-magnetic and the only markings on the inside is an 8 and across from it is NV. I have been unable to find any information concerning these markings or what the metal could be. Thank you for any help that you can give.

Tim From noxapater asks....
Hello Tim The marking inside your ring do not represent the ring to be either gold or silver, that....
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Hello, I recently purchased a trilogy princess cut diamond ring for my fiance but she noticed that one of the side stones is noticeably smaller than the other. The jeweler said there was no problem with the ring. He said that with a trilogy ring the main considerations are: The cut of the stone, the width (which he stated were equal on each side) and the measurement from the centre of the stone to the side. He said the depth of the stone will vary. Should the depth of the side stones on this type of ring be similar so one stone does not seem larger than the other? Kind regards and thanks in advance!

Seann From Brooklyn asks....
Hello Seann, the answer to your question is yes, on a ring that has matching diamonds you need to ....
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I have a ring that had a cushion diamond in it. I lost the diamond and want to replace it. Can any other shape diamond fit in a cushion setting? or do I have to replace it with a cushion diamond?

Hello Rose, I am sorry that you lost your diamond, to answer your question only other shape that c....
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What does a symbol of a star and then the words OF A engraved on the inside of a gold ring band mean?

Hello Taylor. If you can send me a picture of the signs I would be able to help you better. Jon ....
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I have a pair of 10kt gold cubic zirconia cross earings and I was wondering if I could sell them to a pawn shop?

adrianne From laconia asks....
Hello Adrianne, The answer to your question is yes I believe pawn shop not only allow you to pawn ....
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I have been passed a tennis bracelet and it has a stamp on 585 and also has favori marked on it, can you tell me what this means and also is it of any value

jayne From manchester asks....
The stamp (585) refers to the amount of pure gold in the bracelet which is 58.5%,in Europe and Asia ....
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I have 3 necklaces that are all stamped 14kt.also stamped on each one is a different mark. #1, has L&S; #2 has TL; #3 has LA stamped on it. I think they are the makers mark but, I would like to know the maker of the necklaces. Thank You, John

John From Sanford asks....
Hello John, The marks that you see on the chain are the manufactures that made the chains. Thank....
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I am being relocated and I am in need to sell my Swarovski Necklace and earrings. Both are Rhodium based and encrusted with the cystals - I am unable to determine who I would be able to sell these to and because of the value I believe that if I post it on craigslist or ebay that I will not find a buyer or if it would even sell. Any suggestions? Are the crystals worth anything? This was custom made, but I have never been able to where it.

Kellee From El Paso asks....
Hello Kellee, Have you tried your local jewelers sometimes they buy them, another place would be a....
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I have a gold ring with 10k fo stamped on it what does that mean?

shawnte From columbus asks....
Hello Shawnte, The "fo" refers to the manufactures hallmark. thank you for your question Jon ask....
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I have a ring that was passed down to me. On the inside it says z14z. What does that mean?

Hello Henry I am assuming the (Z) refers to the manufactures Hallmark. Thank you Jon askthejewe....
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What does it mean if my necklace has 254 italy stamped on it

ashley From lexington asks....
Hello Ashley, Based on my calculation that means your necklace is a approximately 6karat. Thank y....
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My husband and I have recently lost some weight and our wedding rings are now loose. Mine is white gold but I don't want to have it sized down yet due to potential pregnancy bloat, my husband's is black titanium and as far as we know can't be sized down. Are there some sort of simple removable guards we can get for our rings to keep them where they belong and not scratch the metals?

Amna From Danville asks....
Hello Amna, Yes you can get what is known as Ring guard, you can fined them on some art and craft s....
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How do you safely polish sterling silver beads separating cultured pearls without damaging the pearl?

Hello Sherry The best way of polishing the silver pearls without damaging the pearl is using a han....
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What does it mean in the description on a ring 14KT (i know is gold but this one has 14KT T-TN. I have no idea what the T-TN stands for. I appreciate your help with this.

Angie From Montgomery asks....
Hello Angie, The T-TN is the hallmarks of the manufacture of the ring, they are still in business an....
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My mother gave me a ring that she thinks was my grandmothers. She said that they were very poor and didn't think it was gold eve, but I think it may be white gold. Inside the band it says 14k NBK. Do you know what the NBK is?

Tammy From Houston, tx asks....
Hello Tammy, The ring that you revived from your mom it is white gold 14Karat and the NBK was the m....
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i have a vintage charm bracelet it says a14k on it what does that mean also on each individual charm it has prints like e 14k, 14k syl, and either bb 14k or ob 14k what do the letters stand for

kyle From milton asks....
Hello Kyle, The letters next or before the Karat are the hallmark of the manufactures that made th....
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How much would a 15 ct. cubic zirconia on a solid 14kt yellow gold cost? I will upload a photo of the ring although I am not exactly sure if it's really 15 ct. The gold band has a 14kt stamp on it so I know it's real gold. Thank you.

Katey From Wahiawa asks....
Hello Katey, I would suggest to take the ring to your local jeweler and ask the question from him s....
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what does 14kl mean?

Hello Mike The "I" is probably "T" that is worn out or the 14kt was not heavily stamped so it give....
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My center diamond is graded as an H...and it has a pave halo around it. Do the small pave diamonds look clearer/less yellow because they are so small, or does the center diamond just need to be a higher rating to even out the colors?

Carro From Mason, OH asks....
Hello Carro, The answer to your question would be since your center is graded you should have a gr....
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I HAVE SOME RINGS THAT ARE MAKED ON THE INSIDE WITH 14K PATFL-B ON ONE SIDE AND BALL ON THE OTHER SIDE WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Hello The markings are the hallmark of the jeweler who made the rings. thank you Jon askthejewel....
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I came across a bracelet that is 10kt gold, and has 7 different chinese/ japenese symbols on it. Im not sure what they mean. It also has several odd gemstones that I havent seen before, and I havent been able to dig any information up online regarding them. I would love it, if you could assist me in identifying these stones.

Alexandria From Goldsboro asks....
Hello Alexandria, the image you sent the gem is very blurry but I think it is a good chance that it....
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I purchasd a Lucien Piccard watch and can not find anyone who knows how to remove links. It is a 28001WHD--is it not adjustable?

Barb From Ogallala asks....
Hello Barb, Almost 99% of the watches are adjustable, if you can't fined locally to size it, try s....
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I have a bangle that looks like gold and silver what does HAN 925 mean on the inside of it

diana From avondale asks....
Hello Diana, The HAN is probably the makers mark and .925 is the mark for sterling silver. Thank ....
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I have a gold ring that says inside 10km what do's that mean

Nicole From oklahoma city asks....
Hello Nicole The answer to your question is that the ring you have is made of 10 karat gold. Than....
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I recently had my wedding ring (22 yrs) resized 1/2 size bigger. The ring was returned to me distorted and out of "symmetrical shape". Why would a jeweler cut the diamonds mounting bar for a half ring sizing? I hope you respond. Thank you. Cj (note: I had a shank put in it 1 yr ago) Be Well, Be Blessed.

Cj From COLUMBUS asks....
Hello CJ, To answer your question, I don't know either! usually when sizing the ring bigger the se....
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I have a white gold ring that I want painted black. Is this possible? Is it possible to pint a pave ring (the sides) also? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you!

Hello Amber, The answer to your question is , the only "painting" that you can do on gold by given....
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My boyfriend just proposed and the ring is beautiful! Im just wondering if its real. It is a triangle shaped diamond. The markings inside are 14k wh and 1/2 C. Can you tell me what these markings mean??

Stacey From Easley asks....
Hello Stacey The answer to your question is, the 14k signifies the karat of the gold in this case i....
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I have a necklace my wife bought me a few years ago, I wore it all the time. It is a sterling silver chain with 925 Italy Stamped on it. I noticed that i began to develop a rash so i stopped wearing it. now I cant put it on with out getting a bad rash. My question is can I get it dipped in anything so that i am able to wear it again?

Justin From shippensburg asks....
Hello Justin, The answer to your question is yes, rhodium plating is the plating that you need to ....
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Hello, I have a 4mm wide comfort fit wedding band from Tiffany's (Lucida). It has a 2mm patinum band in the middle with two 1mm gold bands on the outsides. I would much prefer a 6mm band. Is it possible to add two 1mm bands to the outsides in order to widen it?

Hello Michael, Yes you can get i mm bands and have them welded one on either side of the band to ....
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Thank you for providing this service. I purchased a bracelet at an estate sale that didn't contain a karat content stamp. I tested it on a stone and even filed it several times and it held strong. A friend dropped some 18 and 22kt acid directly on the bracelet and it turned a dark, burnished color. I was certain the bracelet was solid 14kt, but now it has a burned looked to it in the spot where he dropped the acid. Would higher karat acid have that effect on 14kt gold, and how do I go about bringing the shiny yellow color of the gold back? Thanks so much!

Amy From Morrisville asks....
Hello Amy, To answer your question, when there is a 14 karat gold jewelry and you drop 18 or highe....
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how much is 21grams of 14k gold on a dematha high class ring with a purple stone worth

duke From baltimore asks....
Hello Duke The answer to your question is, $624.33 spot price, However you need to know that the p....
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We recently purchased a new ring for our 10 year anniversary. The engagement ring was 18k white gold and the 2 bands were 14k white gold. Within weeks the 18k gold ring was already yellowish. I have the option of returning but I can't decide. does 18k turn back to yellow more quickly than 14k? I don't want to go buy another 14k and have the same issue. I do wear my rings at all times so they're exposed to a lot. My other choice was to have it reset in palladium. Is palladium a good / safe choice for wedding jewelry and it is more valuable than gold?

Hello Debbie, Before I give an answer to your question you need to know how white gold is made, nat....
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I have a diamond man's ring, that's white gold mostly, and edged in yellow gold. It has 5 small diamonds. Inside the ring it says 14k, next to it is a diamond shape with the letter c in in it. (Diamond shape is that of a diamond, not like on a playing card) What does that mean?

Patti From orange park, fl 32073 asks....
Hello Patti, The diamond shape with the letter c is probably the makers mark put on when making the....
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I have a pandora style bead and I am trying to find out if it has any value. On the outside rim (which is gold and not silver) It is stamped... venetiaurum beads Murano Italy. It looks like a gold/black tiger print. It is also glittery.

Cindy From Montevallo, asks....
Hello Cindy, Pandora beads are made in massive quantity, you can Google and probably would find it....
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Hi Jon, You replied to my question about the vintage heishi bead liquid silver necklaces. I had tried to attach them to my first message bout couldn't. As there was no return email address I will try again but if no pictures are there please send me an email address. Thanks!

Angi From DELTONA asks....
Hello Angi, These necklaces are not vintage,, not heishi beads, and not likely native American. Si....
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I have found a mounting that I would like for my engagement ring online, and a diamond will have to be purchased separately. I am wondering what a typical price is to get a diamond set into a ring, if the customer has already purchased the mounting and the diamond.

Leslie From St Anthony asks....
hello Leslie, The answer to your question is there is not one price to set your diamond on that ri....
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I have been given two sterling silver 925 vintage heishi bead native American necklaces. I was able to research that much but can't find any other information on them. The small one is 18 inches and has 20 strands. The other is 24 inches and has 100 strands. The larger one is stamped with SJC and both have a sunburst type stamp on the cone. Do they have any value besides the silver? I was able to locate new ones in the native American website. Thanks!

Angi From Deltona asks....
Hello Angi, can you send some image of the necklace, as they say picture worth the thousand word. J....
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I have a sterling silver ring and would like to know what the two triangle symbols inside a square mean. Thank you

Jennifer From Salina asks....
Hello Jennifer, The symbol inside the ring are the ring makers mark. Thank you Jon askthejewel....
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I got this necklace and on the back it say 925 cz what dies that mean before I give it to my girlfriend?

Sean From Chicago asks....
Hello Sean, The answer to your question is the 925 means that your necklace is Sterling Silver, an....
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hi, what does it mean if my necklace says ... italy with a symbol. then ag 925 1/5 10kt? thank you

priscilla From lowell asks....
Hello Priscilla, The answer to your question is, the 925 stands for Sterling Silver, the 1/5 10kt s....
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I have a friend whose engagement was recently broken and he is interested in selling the ring. Besides going back to the place he bought it, what other advice would you have for him? If he is not satisfied with the amount he is offered, where should he try after that? Or what should he say when he goes to the other jewelers? I thought it would be important to have the original receipt with him when he takes it places. Thank you for your advice Mr. Andoyan.

Kathy From Pittsburgh, PA area asks....
Hello Kathy, To answer your question I have to say the place that he originally bought the ring is ....
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I have a 14K halo ring with a 10x8mm aquamarine (emerald cut). Is it possible to change out the stone for a 9x7mm cushion cut morganite?

Charmaine From Carrollton asks....
Hello Charmaine, since the ring is halo, it is difficult to change the stone shape. Jon asktheje....
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Hello Jeweler, Me and my wife bought weddingrings in october 2011. Today ( 11 july 2012 ), my wife asked me what happened to hers. When i looked, i saw that her ring coloured brown on the inside, but not completely. Basicly only in the exact center, where the inscriptions are. the outer edge of the inside of the ring is not coloured , and stil yellow.My ring, doesn't show any colouring. The rings are both 375 gold, and bought by a well known jeweler , here in Hamburg, Germany. I hope you can provide me with an answer. We know for sure the rings aren't gold filled, they are real. Thank you very much, Pascal Geutjes.

Pascal From Hamburg , Germany asks....
Hello Pascal To answer your question why your ring did not change color but hers did: there are se....
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I recently purchased a diamond and ruby braided band, from a local antique store. On the inside it is stamped "14k S&S" on the other side it is stamped "WH". I would like know know what they stand for as well as who made the ring.

Joan From Facotoryville Pa asks....
hello Joan, It seems that the ring was made in U.S. since there is no Assay offices in U.S. it is ....
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What is Art Decco?

Hello Beth, Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛkoʊ/), or deco, is an eclectic artistic and....
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I have a dimond ring with a dimond symbol and 925 china stamped in it what does that mean and does that mean it's a real dimond

T From Hou asks....
Hello T. The 925 refers to sterling silver, as to if the stone is diamond you need to take the ring....
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My diamond ring says cz 925 inside of it what does that mean?

Eric From Arlington asks....
Hello Eric, The 925 stands for the metal as being sterling silver, and the CZ, stands for Cubic Zi....
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Hi i found this charm looking bracelet thats looks like metal but it has a stamp that say BIG on the top and 14KT on the bottom..... Do you know what that would possibly mean!?

Chantal From Ottawa asks....
Hello Chantal, from your description I am guessing that you found a 14karat gold bracelet, to veri....
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I have an engagement ring in gold with nothing stamped on it but a letter k in a circle what does that symbol mean

Hello Brian, If the ring is new and only has the K in the circle that is just the makers mark, and ....
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If my goldring has h925 cz is it real

courtney From titusville asks....
Hello Courtney, your gold ring is actually silver and Cubic zirconia, if the color of the ring yel....
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I took 18k gold earrings with 40 brilliant diamonds and had a jeweler make an eternity wedding band. I chose the yellow gold. Now I see he put the diamonds in 14K gold which I am having an allergic reaction to and there are not 40 diamonds in my ring? What should I do about this? Thank you.

rosemary From n.grafton MA asks....
Hello rosemary, This unfortunately is a difficult situation, my best advice would be to talk to an....
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I hve a metroplitan museum necklace with pendant and is this real gold?

Richard From Howell asks....
Hello Bruno, from the picture I can not determine if that is solid gold or not, my suggestion woul....
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what does 960 stamped on a silver in color ring mean?

Hello Justin, I think you are reading the stamp wrong since there is no 960 stamp exist, it is pro....
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Hi i have a 9ct rose gold wedding ring it has i think a letter N on the inside what does that letter mean,also what is the difference with rose gold and yellow gold thanks.

Hello Brenda, The difference between Rose gold and Yellow gold is simply the alloy used in mixing ....
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Hi, Have this gold cross i bought second hand for my wife,it dates to 1939,and i would like to have the engraving removed, has one stamp mark which says 9ct bothsides,dose this mean its only plated? or solid 9ct. Thaks Pete.

pete From hastings New Zealand asks....
Hello Pete, The cross is solid 9 karat gold, with one exception, in U.S. 9 karat is not consider go....
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I have many long beaded necklaces that I mix and wear from day to day. I would like to replace the gold-plated clasp finding that I use to hold the strands together, at the back of my neck. I want to buy a sterling silver or gold finding, but I can't find them on the internet, because I don't know what it is called? Can you tell me what that finding is called? Many thanks! Jeanette

Jeanette From Media asks....
Hello Jeanette, There are several different clasp, I will give you the names use the name to fined....
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I am going to use my mother's wedding set as my set and have an additional band made. Anyway, I have had the ring sized and when I wore it the first night, my finger is swollen and I can't get the ring back on. It is 14kt white gold. Could this be a nickel allergy? I am devasted, I really want to use my mother's set. Sandy

Sandy From Granite city asks....
Hello Sandy, I am sorry about your problem, you could have allergy to zinc or silver which are use....
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what does the letter n stand for on the inside of a bracelet

Linda From NEW LONDON asks....
Hello Linda Most probably the letter "N" is the makers stamp. Jon askthejeweler.net

can antiquing be removed from a silver ring?

renee From woodland asks....
Hello Renee The answer to your question is yes, you can use acetone to remove it. Jon askthejewel....
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I have an 18k gold ladies braclet that has on the clasp, 18k Italy with a H with wings on both sides of the H. I assume this is a brand logo. It is braided gold in four rows and 8" long. What brand and value would you say this braclet is? Thank you

Albert From Shreveport asks....
Hello Albert, Since I don't have the bracelet in front of me I can not give you an estimate as for....
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What is the retail price for a 14K white gold plated sterling silver with 14 diamonds and 12 garnets? The sterling silver is 2.15 grams and total weight is 2.40 grams.

Alisha From Woodburn asks....
Hello Alisha, Sorry but we don't appraise or evaluate the jewelry unless we have it live in our fa....
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I have a necklace with a Platinum-plated charm on it. I also enjoy swimming. Unfortunatley, The chlorine in the pool water has started to corrode the platinum. I have stopped swimming in it, But I wanted to know if there is any way to restore the charm?

Joseph From N/A asks....
Hello Joseph, The only way I recommend to restore it to have it repleted, most jewelry store that ....
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i have a pr. of approx. 1.5 karat sapphire earrings. They are marked 14k made in Italy stamped in the gold on one section of the earrings and then in a different spot, they are marked KL or K1 Italy. They are round cut and a very sparkly med. to deep blue. Any info regarding the markings or value would be appreciated. Thank You, Susan

susan From cairo asks....
Hello Susan, my guess regarding the KL, or K1 would be a makers mark. thank you Jon askthejewele....
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My grandmother gave me her engagement ring a few years ago—a very sweet gift—but there are a few problems. Unfortunately the shank is warped, not even close to my size, and I'm bothered that the color of the shank does not match the prongs and such which are silver in color. I was wondering if I can get this ring reshanked at any normal jeweler and about how much it usually costs to get this done (preferably in white gold).

Nina From Billerica asks....
hello Nina, I am sure you can have the ring re shank in any jewelry store that have the jeweler, a....
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I have a trafari tm necklace with lots of numbers on it with blue stone and want to know is it real

carol From greenville asks....
Hello Carol, What are the numbers on the necklace, also can you send few images of the numbers and....
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My boyfriend and I are ring shopping at the moment and have a question about stones. I understand that a diamond is traditional, but Topaz has special meaning in our relationship. We are also paying for every cent of our engagement, wedding, honeymoon, and new home by ourselves and have a hatred of debt. Because of both these things we would very much like to use a white topaz rather than a diamond in my ring. We understand that it is not as hard as a diamond but want to know, realistically speaking, is this an acceptable substitute? Why or why not? Another option we have considered is buying the topaz for now, and if it really will not last, buying a new ring with a diamond in a few years when we can afford it. Thank you very much for your time :)

Hello Dani, The white Topaz would be just fine, and you have a great idea, use the Topaz until it ....
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I have a Cubic Zirconia that i took to a jeweler. He said its .30 to .5 carats. Do you know about how much this can cost? Thank you

Samantha From Wheatland asks....
Hello Samantha, hello Samantha, Cubic Zirconia are generally not that expensive, the best thing fo....
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I found a ring at a garage sale and upon getting home i noticed that it had TIARA10 inscribed inside, i was wondering what that meant. I was told the ring was silver but it doesn't have any of the usual inscriptions for silver.

Anna From Dolton asks....
Hello Anna, If your ring is silver you should see a mark .925 or Silver inside the ring, The word ....
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My mom gave me a diamond ring she had purchased in North Carolina years ago. She can't remember the name of the store and I am trying to Identify the maker. It looks like the makers mark is Wh how can I find the maker of this ring?

Hello Desirae, Since there is not an assay office in U.S. it is difficult to fined the maker of th....
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I HAVE A GOLD CHARM IT IS MARKED 14KL WHAT IS THIS MARK.

BEVERLY From BAKERSFIELD asks....
Hello Beverly The Charm is 14 karat gold. Jon askthejeweler.net

I can't find any legitimate answer as to what my ring may be. Gold, 6-point prong with the 'diamond' in middle. Letters: NV on the inside of the band.

Ashton From Fort Smith asks....
Hello Ashton, The answer to your question is for your ring to be a pure gold you should have any o....
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I have a ring that my grandmother gave to me, she's had it for at least 20 years and it has 10k pc stamped on the inside and was wondering what that meant. I also have a bracelet she gave me also it has 925 THAI stamped on the inside. I appreciate your help on these questions. Thank you.

Michelle From Santee asks....
hello Michelle, The stamp on your ring indicates that the ring is 10 karat gold, the bracelet is s....
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Is there a way to change a diamond's color (from colorless to indigo)?

Whitney From Chicago asks....
Hello Whitney, There is a way to change the color of the diamond, but the processes is only possib....
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I have a 9 inch necklace that has 14kt Italy stamped on the clasp. Is it worth anything?

Jamie From Chattanooga asks....
Hello Jamie, The necklace you have is solid 14 karat gold, there for it has value to it, i recomme....
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Can you tell me if this is a vintage ring and if so, by who? I thought the center mounting a bit odd and makes it look old but have no idea. It looks like there is a center bolt that is holding it all together. Also, I do not know if they are Ruby or Garnet gems. Thank you

John From Columbus, OH asks....
hello John, from the images you sent the way the stones are cut it looks to me to be from probably....
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I bought a brand new Tungsten ring recently. I noticed that some how I had actually cracked the ring all the way around the band, its small and almost barely noticeable. My question is, how could it have cracked...I was told only a Diamond could scratch the metal? Also can you tell me any more information about Tungsten, and can you tell me if my ring is fixable and how much it would cost? It is a size 7.

Jared From Cedar Rapids asks....
hello Jared, The metal Tungsten is so dense that you couldn't have crack it, it probably was crack....
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hi, i have a 9c gold metal core bracelte. I have taken it to jewelers and it weighs in at 32g. They say its wort nothing, due to fact it has a metal core. What does it mean by metal core. What is they weight in gold in the bracelet and can i melt it down getting the gold out to make a ring? Thanks

Hello Peter, I have never heard of metal core, but by what you describing I think they are talking....
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WE bought a ring and it has the word ' roman' printed on the inside of the ring. Do you know what that word means?

justin From mansfeild asks....
Hello Justin The name "roman" refers to the maker of the ring. Jon askthejeweler.net

I have recently purchased a necklace that is "18K gold plated sterling silver". It is attracted to a magnet. My other neck chains are not. What is in the new chain?

P From SLC asks....
Hello P. The answer to you question is nickle, that is a metal that gets attracted to magnet. Jon ....
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I just purchased a pair of 14 karat yellow gold diamond hoop earrings. They turn my ears green. My jeweler tried to odium rodium (?) plate them the post and it didnt help. No other pair of 14 karat earring I have do or have done this? Any suggestions?

Judy From Bryan asks....
Hello Judy The answer to your question is since the rhodium plating didn't work replace the post w....
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What does a star followed by "of A-14K" symbolize when it is inscribed inside a gold wedding band?

JJ From Hartselle asks....
Hello JJ, The answer to your question is, Usually in countries like England, France, Germany, there....
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Hi i wanted to know is it possible to buy a white gold pendant and change it back or plate it to yellow gold?

Hello Jemmy, The answer to your question is yes, just take the jewelery to a local jeweler and the....
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I have a 9ct yellow gold 'D' wedding band, I want to wear silver accessories now and again can I wear a silver wedding band over my original ring and how many sizes larger should I buy if I can.

Tricia From London asks....
Hello Tricia To answer your question I need to see how thick is your ring, based on that then a ri....
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Hello! I have a ring that my good friend gave to me when she passed. She said it belonged to her grandmother. It doesn't fit me and I was thinking of placing the stones in a different setting with a diamond that my father gave to me. The ring has what looks to be a diamond in the middle surrounded by smaller diamonds in a moon shape. I can't seem to figure out what the markings are inside of the band and don't want to waste money on an appraisal without getting a little more information. It has 14k on one side so I figured that to be its 14k white gold. But on the other side of the band it has the number 440. There is also an "A" inside of a circle. I'm tried looking every where online but couldn't get any information on the A or the 440. Can you please help me? Thank you!

Laine From Ponte vedra beach asks....
Hello Laine, The marking 440 and the initial "A" are the makers and the model number of that ring.....
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I have a ring that has the following markings...14K 585 (these markings are all bunched together on one side) and on the other side it is stamped with KN (I think) I am trying to make out what it says and I think it is KN...what do these mean??

Hello Dianna, The marking 14k Refers to 14 karat gold, 585 is also refers to 14 karat, the marking....
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My sister-in-law wants to sell me a ring she has had a long time, she says it is a diamond I would like to know if it is real it is a marquise cut and when I look at it I see two little round circles in the stone what does this mean.

Dorothy From Texas City asks....
Hello Dorothy, What you are describing could be a reflection of the prongs, to be 100 percent corr....
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I have a real swarvarski crystal its a butterfly. I wanted to know how much i would recieved if i am able to pawn it??

victor From new york asks....
Hello Victor, Since we don't have the item in front of us to exam it, it is not possible to give y....
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Hi, my fiance is thinking about changing the stone in my ring. About how much would it cost to get maybe a half carat square radiant cut diamond put in? I want to keep my original band and everything, just change the stone.

Chrisna From Boone asks....
Hello Chrisna, To answer to your quetion is you need to do some homework on your own then it should....
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Good morning my question is I have a tennis bracelet /tiny little diamonds 925 R/S or 5 is worth anything. Thank You Sincerely

Connie From Madera Ca. asks....
Hello Connie, without having the bracelet in front of us to exam the metal and check the stones it....
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What does SCALLE marking mean ? Not scale but SCALLE thanks in advance love the site!

Jackson From KC asks....
Hello Jackson, To answer your question regarding the marking let me inform you of some laws governi....
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Hi There I am desperatly trying to find out about my grandmothers engagement ring, it was stolen and I have no information on it. I know it is dated around 1936,has a platinum setting and possibly a platinum core, encased with 18carat gold. It has either come from england or India, as my grandfather was posted in india with a medical corp. Besides that I know very little else. I really need to know abit more so I can get a replica made by the jewellers that is sorting out my stolen jewellery. They dont seem to understand the fact that it is an old ring and was made differently than how jewellery is made now. Your help would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Marina

Marina From Bellevue, Australia asks....
Hello Marina, I see that you have a image of the ring, by showing that to a local jeweler they shou....
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Hi there, My boyfriend wants to buy me an engagement ring but I dont want him to have to spend a lot of money. He still has this ring his granfather made for his grandmother out of coal with his own two hands with pretty gems in the centre, we both love this idea for an engagment ring as it means and symbolises al lot more to both of us than an expensive diamond ring ever would. However i know coal isn't strong. My question is, is it possible to take it to a jewelers to make it stronger so that it can be used as an engagement ring?

Helena From larkhall asks....
Dear Helena, I have never heard of a ring being made of Coal! I would love to see the image of it ....
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My fiance has a ring from his grandfather that has 10k then beside that it has R & S i was wondering what the R & S stood for

paula From socastee asks....
Dear Paula, To answer your question regarding the marking let me inform you of some laws governing ....
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i have a custom made engagment ring that has a stamp of Wh on the inside of it. i want to know where it came from and who made it. it was purchaced in pheonix az from a 2nd had jewler. the aprasial was for 1500 but i took it to a jewler that gave me a quote of 2500. could you please help me? i have asked a jewlery co on the east coast if they made it that has the same initals and sent them a picture and they said they didnt recognize it. thank you

whitney From ankeny asks....
Dear Whitney, The only WH I know is Wightman and Hough, Providence, RI According to Rainwater's, W....
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I have a gold chain necklace with a cross the cross broke in half can i bring to a jeweler to weld the gold cross together? is this possible?

Rocco From West Milford asks....
Dear Rocco, The answer to your question is a local jeweler who dose repairs of jewelery should be ....
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I have a gold chain necklace with a cross the cross broke in half can i bring to a jeweler to weld the gold cross together? is this possible?

Rocco From West Milford asks....
Dear Rocco, To answer your question is if the cross is pure gold a local jeweler can definitely we....
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Hi, I have two rings that I'm trying to find the value of. One has the marking Wh 14Kr on the inside of the band. The other has a marking that I cannot identify on the inside, probably from being worn for a long period of time. The first one has two rows of little stones, I'm guessing they're white diamonds. The other has a thin band with a tilted bow.

Madison From Schiller Park asks....
Hello Madison, To answer your question , if you take the rings to a local reputable jeweler he or ....
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My engagement ring is shown in the following link: http://www.ziamond.com/asgerinlonso.html It's 14K white gold with CZs. I absolutely love my ring, but I feel the 8.2mm center stone is too large. Can I replace the center stone with a 6.5mm (1 carat CZ) center stone? Can the side stones also be replaced with smaller stones to be proportional to a smaller center stone? What might it cost? Thank you for your time.

Cherish From Plano asks....
Hello Cherish Since the ring is made one piece you cant cut out the center setting and put a smalle....
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Hello. We just purchaswd an opal side-clasp bracelet at a pawn shop today on their opening day. We were told it was custom made in key west and that the additional stone in it was a diamond. Upon closer inspection when he arrived home, we found markings on the back reading "wk 925 china". We decided to google the markings and the only thing we could find was an ebay forum saying that 99% of 925 china marked jewelry is fake. How bad were we ripped off? :-(

Rachel From daytona beach, fl asks....
Hello Gibbs, To make sure that you have silver, you can simply take it to your local jeweler and h....
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I bought a solid backed pendant and earings stamped 925 Italy at a thrift shop for $35.00. I know it is silver it has white oval stones mounted with small diamonds (may not be real). I'm curious to know why there is a tiny hole in the back of the pendant and each of the earings directly behind a stone? The set is fairly lg with the pendant 2" and the earings 1", beautiful thick silver rope like chain. The stone in the pendant has a rainbow shine to it but not the earings which makes me think they were cleaned in too harsh a solution. Thanks for your time. Sincerely Rita

Rita From Summerland, BC, Canada asks....
Hello Rita, The reason for the hole are, if in the future the jewelry needs repairing to get the t....
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I found a ring that had 14k stamped on the inside on one aside and also stamped inside of this diamond ring is the letter "R" with a diamond looking shape around the top.what does this symbol mean?

Katii From bossier city asks....
Hello Katii, If I am understanding you correctly without any image I am guessing the company is ca....
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Hi I found a "Gold" belcher chain, the only stamp on it, is 777 on the clasp. Is this chain real gold or a marking you're aware of.Many Thanks

nicola From United Kingdom asks....
Hello Nicola, The best way to fined out if the chain is real take it to a local jeweler to have it....
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Hi. I have what looks like a vintage 14k gold link bracelet with 5 multi gemstones. It's stamped 14k BB. What does the BB stand for? I've searched the Internet for a bracelet like it but can't find anything. The gold links have what looks like a laser cut design to them. Are the gemstones likely to be real? Do you know if it sounds vintage and approximately what the value would be? Thank you for your help!

J From Sabina asks....
Hello J Since I don't have a image of the marking I am guessing either is Bliss Bros. Co. 191 N. M....
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Hi, I recently had a family member pass and was going through some old jewelry, specifically a bracelet. On the inside of the bracelet I found a mark, the letter "N" and below that China. I was just curious is this costume jewelry or is this something I should hang on to. Thank you, Curious

Mark From WheatRidge asks....
Hello Mark Look at the bracelet carefully see if you can see any one of following marks 10kt or 14....
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Hello, I have a sapphire solitaire 14kt ring that I am going to guess is old. On the inside of the ring it says 14kt on one side and on the other side inside 2 3 14? The 1 in the 14 is a little lower then the 4. Any idea what this might stand for? I want to go and get it appraised. But do not want to waste my time if it fake. Thank you in advance for any advice you might have for me.

Hello Ann, I would take to appraise it if it is real you would have an idea as to value of it and ....
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I was given my great grandmothers antique diamond ring and when I brought it in to be sized the jewler said it wasnt a real diamond and called it a travlers diamond..can you explain what a travlers diamond is? Thanx

Melissa From Dover asks....
Hello Melissa, Sometimes people who have a ring that they value the most don't want to take them ....
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What does "CJ" engraved on the inside of my gold/diamond ring?

Roxanne From Pea Ridge asks....
Hello Roxanne, The CJ is the makers logo that is engraved usually on the opposite side would be th....
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I have a silver ring with a stamp of "EMA 925" What does the EMA stand for? Thanks!

Janelle From Dana point asks....
Hello Janelle, the 925 refers to sterling silver. and the EMA is the makers logo. Jon askthejewele....
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Hi my girlfriend is size i and half in ring we are getting a ring for our engagement this week but it needs too be resized. The ring is double shouldered and some jewerellers mentioned that these sort of rings short not be resized too much. Is 2 sizes resize acceptable on the shoulders?

andy From birmingham asks....
Hello Andy, If you are making the ring larger it is safer to do the sizing, if it is going to be sm....
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I own a tri gold egyptian fan necklace that has 14kt italy stamped on the clasp. It has been acid tested and all the gold is real/pure...how do I find out it's true value?

Shawndra From Baton rouge asks....
Hello Shawndra, To fined out the value you need to take the necklace to your local jeweler, and as....
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I have a pair of jade earrings that are clip-on. They are a family heirloom and I don't want to do anything that will either damage them or change their value. Would converting them into pierced earrings damage them or change their value?

Hello Beth, I don't think changing the backs would harm the earrings beside once change you can we....
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Hello, i have and art deco gold & garnet period ring, it looks handmade but there is only one mark which reads 'KEK' or 'KER' do you know what this means? Many thanks.

damon From scarborough asks....
Hello Damon To answer your question I can only guess that the marking is either makers mark and or ....
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We went an bought engag ement ring and after getting home and checking it out saw that it says z3 on inside. Spent around 800 on it and starting to think I got scamed. Someone told me ut meant cz is this true. Please help.

lee From ri asks....
Hello Lee I have not heard anyone call CZ ut!!, if you are worried, I would take it to another jewe....
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Hello Jon! I found your website while browsing Google trying to find out if my ring is real. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have my question answered, your website is a true resource to the Internet! I have what appears to be a "gold and diamonds" ring, with diamonds surrounding all sides of the band. It was given to me by my grandmother when I was about 10 years old, she has since passed away; but she told me at the time that it was a ring that had belonged to her mother, so I believe the ring to be a minimum of 30 to 40 years old. Although MY family is not wealthy whatsoever, I've been told my great grandmother was and enjoyed having fine (perhaps real!) jewelry. One reason I believe it may be real (if nothing else, the gold) is because I am very sensitive to fake metals, my skin will turn black, green and dry out very quickly from those. I've always loved this ring and have worn it on and off for years now (I am 25) and it has never done that to my finger. I'd love to know if its real because it is too big for my hand and if its real, I don't want to risk losing it by wearing it again. On the inside of the ring (pictured attached) it clearly says: 925 (then a funny R symbol), then the words: CHINA OZ and then a larger 8. The 8 is much larger type than the 925 or the rest of the wording. Thank you for your help!

Ruby From Grand Rapids, Michigan asks....
Hello Ruby, From what you are describing the image, the ring appears to be silver (925 stands for s....
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I have these blue topaz stud earrings that just aren't my style. I'd love to have them made into more of a "drop" style. Can you give me some idea of how much it would cost to do that? I believe they are set in sterling silver, but it may be white gold. I'll include pictues of both what I have and what I'd like them to be. Thank you very much.

Tisha From Tarzana asks....
Hello Tisha, The estimate for changing the style of the ring to what you are looking to do it diff....
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Hi, I'm trying to find out what Z3 means? Found online someone said size and another said cubic zirconia so I'm lost. Its on diamond ring. Thank you

Hello Lisa, I am not sure what Z3 stands for but before you come to any conclusion I would take th....
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i have a 1/4 ct diamond on my fiances ring currently... i was curious as to how much it would be to upgrade it to a full ct?

steve From belle vernon asks....
Hello Steve, Best way to fined out the cost for a 1 carat diamond is to do some research about th....
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If a ring has a diamond symbol with 925 inside it with made in china what does that mean?

raymon From colquitt asks....
Hello Raymos, The 925 is the symbol of ring stating that the ring is sterling silver and it is made....
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How do I research wedding ring sets. Mine was purchased in 1967 and I have lost them. Would like to replace the set. As I recall the pattern was Orange Blossom. Thank you for your help

Sue From cedar park asks....
Hello Sue, I would Google Orange Blossom wedding set and see if there is match or close to it. Good....
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Hi- I recently bought an 18kt gold 2.23 ct pink tourmaline pendant for $275. From that information does that seem to be a decent price for what I got? Thanks

Jocelyn From New Delhi asks....
Hello Jocelyn, Since each jeweler charges different price for there time, and since I don't have t....
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I also purchased an gemstone bracelet on E-bay that stated it was sterling silver. Although the top of the bracelet had small sterling looking flowers around a few gemstones, when I cleaned the bracelet, underneath it looks gold-toned and says "HAN 925 THAI". The two toned color looks very odd - and I am wondering what kind of metal is 925? Is it worth anything? Thank you so much.

Ann From Santa Barbara asks....
Hello Ann The metal stamped 925 is sterling silver and it dose have value, the HAN 925 THAI, refers....
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What do these symbols inside this ring mean? I know 14K is the metal, but what is that oher symbol after it? Does this represent real diamonds?

stacy From Saint Louis, MO asks....
Hello Stacy, That is a the makers logo. Jon askthejeweler.net

hi i was wondering i got a ring that has engraving but then it was on the other side of the side i wanted to be. is there it can remove and engraved it again! thank you

Peggie From Alhambra asks....
Hello Peggie, yes it defiantly can be removed and re engraved without damaging the ring.Just take ....
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My husband bought me a diamond tennis bracelet for Christmas. Can something be added to extend the length of the bracelet - it is too tight? Thank you

Sara From Bonita Springs asks....
Hello Sara, only way you can extend a tennis bracelet is to add more settings like the one that is....
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I have a gold ring that has a ruby stone and on the inside of the band it has "Germany" written on it. and on the outside it has 6 X's on it? What is is?

Sandra From jamestown asks....
Hello Sandra, Like the USA, Germany does not have a hallmarking system that is overseen by an indep....
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I have a 14k white gold engagement ring that is 6 months old. It has "turned" so much that in certain light it almost looks like yellow gold. It was not an inexpensive ring and I am not happy that I will need to dip it every 6 months for the rest of my life. Many friends and my sister have white gold rings and have dipped them every 10 YEARS or so. Is this normal? It certainly will not match my wedding band when we get married next month as that has been in a box for six months. What to do?

allison From Aurora asks....
Hello Allison, Depending on the person each individual is different when comes to wearing a plated ....
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I have a little ring that we used to call a "princess" ring. Probably from the late 60's early 70's. It probably cost about 90 dollars at that time. It is 14k white gold with tiny diamonds..I can best describe the shape as a like a sort of flat football. I would like to sell it..but have no idea what it is worth. I have read that they are now considered vintage jewelry. Do you have any idea what it would be worth?

Karen From Piedmont asks....
Hello Karen, Since I don't have the ring in front of me I can't give you any type of estimate, I s....
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I recently had a number of pieces appraised by a local jeweler. Each of the certificates says "Please note: This {ring,necklace} was graded set". What does this mean, and why is it so relevant that it gets its own paragraph and stars? Thanks!

Merrill From Priddis asks....
Hello Merrill, I am sorry what you are describing dose make any scene to me I would suggest to cont....
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I have 2 questions, both concerning earrings I own. One pair of gold hoops that are stamped 14k , what does the mean? Second pair of hoops w/dolphins that are stamped 22.585, what does that mean? Thank you in advance for your help!

Christina From Cherry Hill asks....
Hello Christina, The earring that has the stamp "14KT" is a genuine 14 karat gold, the other earri....
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i am thinking of buying a ring that is described as "Platinum overlay, layered over a base of fine jewelers brass" I was wondering how long the overlay will last before fading, how much it will cost to re plate, and can you re-size it?

Hello Britt, There is not a specific time period that I can tell you the plating will stay! as for....
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Hi can you please tell me what the hallmark KL on a 14kt gold and diamond bracelet means. I would guess it is about 50+ years old. Thank you!

Dear Cie, The hallmark "kL" stands for company Karl Lagerfeld, They make contemporary style jewelry....
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i have a 14k gold chain it weighs 156grams and has hallmarks on it, saying 14k and 585 also on the clasp it says made in Italy. and on every link it says 585 is it normal to have the hallmark on every link?

jason From Sheffield asks....
Hello Jason, On a well made necklace and bracelet they do have the Karat mark stamp on, it is norm....
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I recenlty bought a 9ct kar ring,what I want to know is what is the kar stands for?

kedibone From joburg asks....
Hello Kedibone, The words "kar" are abbreviation of word KARAT, which is the same as 9Ct. Jon ask....
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What does 155 cn on diamond ring stand for?

jordan From raleigh asks....
Hello Jordan, The 155 cn dose not mean anything, is it possible that marking is 155 ct, if that is....
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No; you didn't say what the "NV" and the "9" mean. I recieved a handful of old rings; from a friend,that used belong to his mother, because I wear alot of rings. I have one piece I'm dying to find more information on. It has a square pink stone woth three small white stones on either side, and five medium yellow stones across the back. But the unique thing about this ring is the two hinged half bands on both sides. There is an "NV" and three "9" stamped on the inside. Can you tell me anything about the old ring. And would I need to send you a picture of the ring?

Sharrell From Bicknell asks....
Hello I would greatly make it easier if you can send some images of the jewelry to exam. Jon askt....
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What do the numbers mean on the inside of a ring? for instance I have an engagement/wedding ring with k 121 on the band.

lanay From meridian asks....
Hello lanay, The "k" inside the ring is usually stands for Karat, but in this instants K121 I am a....
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Hello! I have a necklace with a clasp that has the 14k hallmark. It is fake. I have had it tested and it is plated. Can the hallmark be safely removed? If so, how? Thank you!

Sandy From Sierra Vista, AZ asks....
Hello Sandy, Yes you can remove the Hallmark by filling it down just remember that underneath might....
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I bought a 10K White Gold Diamond engagement ring for my fiance, and the band is already showing light scratches. Is this normal for white gold or did I buy a fake ring?

Sean From Ottumwa asks....
Hello Sean, Since gold is a soft metal wearing it on the daily base would cause the ring to scratc....
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I found what seems to be a vintage gold ring that belongs to my grandmother. It is a wedding set three pieces and has the marking 8 and NV on one side. What do these markings mean? There was nothing to show that it was gold gold. The set is shiny as if new and very lightweight. How could I tell if it was real?

Ashley From Brownsville asks....
Hello Ashley, The 8 and the NV is either the makers mark or style #, as for finding out if the rin....
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Hello JJ, My husband has purchased a 14K white gold 20 point solitaire, What does 20 points mean? And there is also an engraved AV inside the solitaire what does the AV mean?

Amanda From Midwest City, Ok asks....
Hello Amanda, The 20 pt refers to the size of the diamonds, diamonds come in points, 100point equa....
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Hi I have a tennis bracelet marked : UT 375, do you know what the UT stands for?

Jade From Nottingham asks....
Hello Jade, The mark in the bracelet, is the makers mark and dose not have a significant value. J....
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is this real or not? on the inside it says h925

monica From burbank asks....
Hello Monica, Yes the ring is sterling silver. Jon askthejeweler.net

I bought what it says satifaction 100% on ebay it is a 14k solid gold chain do you think its what they say it is

Hello Steven, If you have and doubts as to if the chain is 14 karat gold or not I would suggest to....
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I have a necklace that says 14k on it and it has 5 small diamonds. How much would it cost to have the diamonds removed from the necklace and put in a band? Is it cheaper than buying a diamond ring out right?

Jaime From Omaha asks....
Hello Jaime, The answer to your question would be best answered by a local jeweler that can see an....
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What does LL mean on a 14k gold antique engagement ring?

Beth From Myrtle beach asks....
Hello Beth, The LL inside the ring is most likely manufactures mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

what does PL stamped inside of a cocktail ring mean?

shawn From early asks....
Hello Shawn The PL is most likely the makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

hey i love this ring that i want to get for my girlfriend and i want to know what type of ring is this

justin From york asks....
Hello justin The best way to know what type and what is the ring made of is to email the manufactur....
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I have a high school ring with the date of 1896 and on the inside it says 10k front sterling. What is 10k front sterling and is my ring potentially worth something?

Caleb From York asks....
Hello Caleb, The ring you have is made of 10 karat gold and sterling silver. Jon askthejeweler.n....
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I bought a ring from Zales. They said it is platinum. It is marked PAT on the inside. When I had it checked it showed to be platinum. What does PAT mean

Sean From Lubbock asks....
Hello Sean Pat is short for Platinum. Jon askthejeweler.net

Hello. I was going through some of my mothers necklaces and I saw a heart charm that has HAN 925 THAI on the back what does this mean? Thank you! :)

shan From utica asks....
Hello Shan, The 925 refers to the content of the metal in this case it is a sterling silver, the T....
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Hi!! I have necklace and the chain is stamped MGM PT 950 while the pendant is stamped with PL. what does all that mean? Thank you for your help

Sarah From Annapolis asks....
Hello Sarah, The PL for the pendant stands for plated! as for the chain MGM is the makers mark and....
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I have a chain that has 925 italy on one end and PT on the other end. I know what the 925 is but the PT is something I have not seen before. Is it a makers mark?

hello Joe, You are correct the PT is the makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

I bought a 14k yellow gold blue topaz square ring encased in diamonds from TJ Maxx it was regularly 1200.00 for 599.00 reduced to 430.00. It states it is made in Italy. The only thing is that the blue topaz seems to be darker around the perimeter and not so much in the middle. You can see my finger through the middle. Should I take this ring back. People think it looks fake when I ask.

Barbara From Bridgeport asks....
Dear Barbara, From your description I am assuming that the topaz is very light blue, the reason fo....
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I have found a ring in my restroom floor (I just moved in)and as I was cleaning it I noticed that it engraved with 925 and 6 NV. I know what the 925 means, I was wondering what does the 6 NV means can you please help on telling me what it means. Thank you

Ariel From Mission asks....
Hello Ariel, The engraving 6 NV refers to makers mark and dose not mean anything, the important en....
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There this diamond on ebay up for bids it say it real but under the discription it say country of manufacture India will that make it a man made diamond

Jennifer From Modest asks....
hello Jennifer. The diamonds cut (manufactured in three countries India , Israel and U.S.A, Therefo....
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I recently was given a beautiful sterling silver ring and it has a rose engraved next to the 925 and I was wondering what that signified. Thanks so much

melissa From marysville asks....
Hello Melissa, The rose engraving is the makers mark and dose not have any significant meaning, the....
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Hello. I have a 10K ring with tiny channel set baguette and round diamonds. The inside is stamped 10k and then there is a symbol stamped that looks like a diamond shape (flat top, V in center) with the angled side line of the diamond extending down farther. /- with a V in center under the top bar which should be higher :) Any idea what this means? I am gathering my old jewelry and coins to sell at a pawn shop or someplace. (medical bills :() Is a pawn shop the best place to do this with my jewelry? Thanks so much! So happy to find you.

Holly From Green Bay asks....
Hello Holly, From your description I am assuming that the symbol is the makers mark, as for sellin....
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Hi, I have a silver looking necklace that is stamped with 14K inside of a diamond, what does the diamond mean?

karissa From prince george, bc asks....
Hello Karissa, Your necklace appears to be 14 karat white gold. Jon askthejeweler.net

What does it mean when the inside of a white gold band is stamped with 14k then a space the a capital p then another space the the words art-cresr

shanna From walhalla asks....
Hello Shanna, It looks like your necklace is 14 karat white gold. Thanks Jon

What if my ring has a stamp that says nv and no other inprimts

Katie From joplin asks....
Hello Katie, If your ring dose not have any other stamp other than NV, my guess would be that the ....
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What do the letters h v e mean on the shank of my ring

angel From corpus christ tx. asks....
hello Angel, The letters H V E is the makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

I have a bracelet that is sterling with a gold overlay. It is broken and I took to a jeweler. The jeweler refused to repair it because of the gold overlay. Do all jewelers feel this way? Should I avoid all jewelry in the future that has a gold overlay because they are unrepairable? Are there any jewelers who can repair and reapply the gold?

Diana From Sweetser asks....
Hello Diana, Unfortunately all the gold overlay jewelery can not be repaired using a torch which m....
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What does .925 and then another symbol it kinda looks like a infinity sign and then a cz mean inside a silver looking ring? Its got a big green jewel in the middle and 3 clear diamond looking pieces on two sides of it? Thats the only markings in it. Ive had it since i was a kid. My grandma gave it to me and her grandmother gave it to her. If you know what it means please let me know!

sarah From adamsville TN. asks....
Hello Sarah, The number .925 on your ring refers to sterling silver, and the cz refers to Cubic Zi....
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Would the prongs of a sterling silver engagement ring be strong enough to hold a diamond? I see lots of info that suggests it is too soft.

Julie From Sherwood asks....
Julie, Since sterling silver is high in silver, 92.5 percent to be exact, and silver is a soft met....
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I purchased this brooch from an antique store but it does not have any kind of mark. I'm not sure if it is old or newer. Can you help?

Mary From Boise asks....
Hello Mary, I can't tell by looking at the images, my recommendation would be to take them to a je....
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I bought a ring the color is gold it doesn't have a 14k in it but It does have an ls ? What does that mean ? I can't figure it out . It's A very antique looking ring ! Got it at a yard sale and the lady had plenty Of antique jewelry

Jess From Watsonville asks....
Hello Jess, The ring should have a marking of either 10k or 14k or 18k if you don't see any of tho....
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I am curious about a maker or company named "SILVER"? At least I think this is the brand name? For the most part I have seen the word silver on a gold tone clasp on a pearl necklace or pearl bracelet. I have attached a picture of this clasp of which this time is on a lavender jadeite looking necklace. Is it the maker or is this just a silver clasp where the word "SILVER" is another way of representing sterling like .925 is? Thanks.

Kris From Tacoma asks....
Hello Kris, You are correct the word silver on the clasp refers to the metal which in this case is....
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My fiance wants a black tungsten ring. He is a huge Steelers fan and was wondering if there is a way to color the inside of the ring yellow?

Laci From Fort Worth asks....
Hello Laci, because of the composition of the Tungsten Metal you can not add any other metal or pla....
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I found what I think is a gold hoop earring, what does a star next to the 14k mean?

vince From long beach asks....
Hello Vince, The star next to the karat mark is the makers mark and dose not have any significant ....
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what does 14k then it has the letters od after that what does that mean

jackie From ft branch asks....
Hello Jacki, The letters od refer to the makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

I bought and antique looking ring at a garage sale The lady had a lot of antique jewelry including some with 14k I got it because I thought it was cute then realized it had The letters ls inside ... What is that ? I can't figure it out

Jess From Watsonville asks....
Hello Jess, The letters Is refers to makers mark and dose not have any significance meaning. Jon ....
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What does 10k with a symbol that look like a greater than less than sign connected together

jr From levelland asks....
Hello JR, The symbol in your ring is the makers mark and dose not have any significant meaning to ....
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My white gold wedding ring is stamped with the letters NT after the 14k stamp. What does the NT mean?

Maureen From Wildwood asks....
Hello Maureen, The letters NT refers to makers mark and dose not have any significance meaning. J....
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My daughter would like a chain bracelet and toe ring that match. I am looking for a chain in pure italian silver or white gold. She wants the toe ring sized so it does not come off. Which precious metal would be more durable? And does the toe chain need to be put on by a jeweler?

Jonna From Little Rock, AR asks....
Hello Jonna, The 14karat white gold would be a good chose for the toe ring and as for the chain ye....
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I have a silver ring that looks like bottle cap pieces put together very well. It flexes & every other piece has lines. The stamp looks like a high set diamond ring in square. It is 14K. I hope you can understand this 1 & thank you very much.

Laurie From Kittery Way asks....
Hello Laurie, The symbol is the maker mark, the ring is solid 14 karat gold. Jon askthejeweler.n....
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I have a ring with a big round cut diamond an each side had 3 tiny diamonds. Inside of band is stamped with 925 LA or maybe G25 LA. What does the stamp mean and is this diamond real?

tis From Macon ga. asks....
Hello Tis, The ring that you have if it is marked 925 that means the ring is sterling silver, as f....
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I have a gold ring that says 10k cz.is the ring real gold

Keith From Weymouth asks....
hello Keith, The ring is 10 karat gold and the stones are cubic zirconia, Jon askthejeweler.net

A ring was givin to me by a family member it has five small diamonds in a row 14k white gold and the mount looks like a tiny wall shooting upwards and the diamonds are on it i would like to know more or less what year it might be from n it's value.

Eva From bronx ny asks....
Hello Eva, from your description and the images I am assuming it is Circa 1950's. Jon askthejewe....
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What do the symbols mean on my friends necklace?

Gary From Ward asks....
hello Gary, The letters on your pendant are Egyptian Cartouche, follow the link to the alphabet t....
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I've recently inherited some vintage jewelry from my grandmother & great grandmother. I've been able to identify many of the pieces and their marks, such as Trifari. However, I have a charm bracelet with matching earrings that I cannot identify. The bracelet has some lettering on it but I cannot make it out. The earrings are clip on and say sterling on the inside. Any ideas?

Sarah From Palm Bay asks....
Hello Sarah, The charm bracelet and the earrings are sterling silver. Jon askthejeweler.net

Is it possible to have a wedding band crafted from Onyx?

Ali From Budapest asks....
Hello Ali, Unfortunately no! onyx is a soft gem and it would crack or chip. Jon askthejeweler.ne....
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i found a ring that i believe is stamp oJ 10K whats that mean?????

delbert From salem asks....
Hello delbert, The ring that you found is 10 karat pure gold. Jon askthejeweler.net

I have had a ring for some time now that has double horse shoes tuned sideways one with rubies one with diamonds. On the inside of the ring there are the following numbers 21825 9/4 73 and what might be a 6. I am wondering what the markings are and if the ring is vintage. I do not want to sell this ring without knowing more about it. Thank you so much!

Ev From Marlton asks....
Hello EV, The numbers inside the ring are manufacturers style number and dose not indicate when it....
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I have a 14kt gold ring with a f behind it and a weird mark behind it...I was wondering if it means it is gold filed

adam From wappapello asks....
hello Adam, The "f" is just a makers mark your ring is solid 14 karat gold. Jon askthejeweler.ne....
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What does the stamp on yellow diamond stud ear rings mean SUTH?

David From Haslet asks....
Hello David, The stamp "SUTH" refers to a makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

I recently purchased a 14k solid gold necklace from a reputable online retailer. However, when I received the necklace, the stamp says "Turkey" and does not state the gold type (14k) or anything other than the word Turkey. Does this mean it is fake?

lisa From gilbert asks....
Hello Lisa, the Necklace that you purchased is made in Turkey, and there is a Karat mark somewhere....
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This pendant was my great grandmothers my be you can help me identify the jeweler that made this pendant ? The story that was given to me is that it was on a stagecoach robbery coming from california and the stagecoach driver was killed by jessy james thanks for your help.

lawrence From fayetteville asks....
Hello lawrence, From the images that you sent, I can't see any marking and without the marking It ....
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I want to know, What does it mean h925 cz inside my wedding rings.

erika From dallas asks....
Hello Erika, The "H" is the maker of the ring ".925" means that your ring is sterling silver, and ....
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I have a old necklace with the old charm pearl lady and on the neck with it has k1 what does that mean

Daimian From Jefferson City asks....
Hello Daimian, The K1 refers to makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

I bought a ring stamped "10kpc" wondering if what the internet says is true and the ring is solid 10k gold and also if the pc really means the stone is genuine?

erica From eau claire asks....
Hello erica, Yes internet is correct, the ring is solid gold and the stone is genuine. Jon askth....
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Hello! What would you suggest to be the best diamond alternative? Thanks so much for your time!

Hello Mary, The best alternative to diamond is a gem called mossinite. Jon askthejeweler.net

Hello! I have fallen in love with this ring(link below). http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Watches/Miadora-10k-White-Gold-1-1-4ct-TDW-Black-Diamond-Ring/5995166/product.html?TRACK=DSPCR&cid=216435 However, I am not exactly in love with the center stone. I do love the ring the way that it is but I have a feeling that I won't love the black diamond forever. Is it possible for us to have it replaced with another stone if we purchase an alternative stone? We're also trying to save money at the moment so I was wondering what stone you would suggest to be the best diamond alternative. Thank you so much for your time!

Mary Carman From Conway asks....
Hello Mary Carman, You can use almost any stone that you like to replace the center stone that you....
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My boyfriend and I got engaged recently. My problem is he tells me the bands are silver however an image that look like an upsided down R ans ss China is on the ring. Is it really silver or it it just steel or some other metal? Also the metal scratches easily it seems.

Justeen From Kingston asks....
Dear Justeen, The ring based on your description is a sterling silver ring, and since sterling sil....
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My engagment ring got threw into the fire the diamonds are fine its the ring that got damaged is it fixable its white gold??? Please help me!

Sinead From Ireland asks....
Hello Sinead, Since I don't know the extend of the damage to the ring I can't answer the question ....
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What does cz mean printed on a 925 ring

brandy From rockport asks....
Hello brandy, The "cz" refers to cubic zirconia, and the numbers "925" refers to sterling silver. ....
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Hello, I have a ring with a long stamp on it and was wondering if you might be able to tell me anything about what the stamp means it reads 14kt set (or) bet a/waned 00. I just got the ring from my aunt for Mother's Day and it was my grandmothers so I was just hoping for some information. Thank you for your time.

Kayla From Saginaw asks....
Hello Kayla, The stamp 14k set I believe it refers that the ring is a two ring set, as fo the rest....
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I have a black and white diamond ring that was given to me by mom to use for whenbi get married because my fiancee lobes black and white diamonds. This ring was bought at a jcpenneys and it is sterling silver, I brought it to a jeweler and he cleaned it for me. When I got it back it looked amazing, when I brought it home the black diamonds looked gray. What happened to it? The jeweler swears it is still black. I hope it isn't ruined and I won't be going to him again.

Jason From spotswood asks....
Hello Jason, Usually the cleaning solution that jewelers use dose not harm the gems on jewelry, If....
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Hello, I inherited a ring, looks to be gold with tiny black pearls and opals in it. Marked on the inside with ooo. Do you have any idea on the marking? I have searched and searched the internet. Thank You so much for your time.

Debra From Longville asks....
Hello Debra, The mark inside the ring "000" dose not mean anything that I know of, if there is no ....
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I had a cross necklace from Italy that says 14 kn on the necklace and on the cross what does that mean? Is it real gold does it have value or did I get suckered?

Eric From Mexico asks....
Hello Eric, The 14k stamp on the cross indicates that the cross is gold and it is 14 karat. Jon ....
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I have an old marqasite bracelet with the letters AAT inscribed on the back of both end links. What does it mean? It looks like marqasite but I'm not sure...the stones are clear. Thank you for any help you can give...Alice

Alice From Lake Village asks....
Hello Alice, The letters "AAT" is most likely is the makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

I am hoping you can answer this ASAP as it involves buying an engagement ring. This ring is black in color, but listed as sterling silver. I asked the person selling if the ring color would flake off, tarnish, fade, rust, etc. He told me "This ring is made ​​with black bass, the ring's color would not be bad." I tried googling 'black bass' in regards to jewelry but came up empty. Can you PLEASE explain to me what black bass is when it comes to jewelry and let me know if it will flake off, tarnish, fade, rust, etc. The ring itself has a black diamond in it and would be coming from a jeweler in India. Any IMMEDIATE help would be appreciated as I really love this ring and would like to purchase IF it's of quality. Thank you!

Pepper From Bellevue asks....
Hello Pepper, My quick guess would be a brass ring that was anodized black.....I doubt you can actu....
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I have a 14k gold ring that is currently engraved. If I want to change the initials, can it be reengraved with new initials?

Jan From Merrick asks....
Hello Jan, Yes the engraving on top of the ring can be filed down and be re-engraved. Jon askth....
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My husband and I bought a pair of diamond earrings so we were told by the salesperson. Come to find out they are cubic zirconia. Is there anything I can do. When I called the place to tell them he said my husband signed something like a disclosure but the sales person said they were real diamonds when we bought them. What can I do. There is marks stating this on the earrings just says 14k gold on them. They charged us 1400.00 for fake earrings.

Aleana From elk grove asks....
Hello Aleana, I am sorry about your dilemma, only answer I could give you is to contact an attorney....
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I have a vintage ring - gold color with many smaller diamonds? It is marked inside PC then the letter C circled. Can you please tell me what this means? Thank you so much. Lisa

Lisa From Boise, Idaho asks....
Hello Lisa, The marks inside are maker mark and the style mark that some manufactures stamp on ther....
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I have in jewerly box A ring it looks to be a wedding band and gold ther stamp on the inside is an S inside a box it has the words All Gold nest to the S also it was ingraved with the initals rp on the out side of the band there is a black line like somthing was there at on time but was worn off or somone tried to take it off it continues around the whole ring with one little gap I tried the magnet and the ring does not ahere to it

Fran From Lincoln Park asks....
Hello Fran, Almost all the real gold ring would have a stamp of either 10k, 14k, or 18k occasional....
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I have a cubic zirconia platinum plated ring. How do I safely clean it as to not wear on the finish?

Sandra From Denver asks....
Hello Sandra, The best way to clean the ring is mild soap and water using an old tooth brush. Jon....
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I bought a vermeil (multi-circular) link bracelet from an antique store, stated to be from an estate sale. The clerk said it was gold over sterling and I paid $200. Upon returning home, I noticed the clasp was stamped with an illegible letter, followed by "925 China". What does this mean? I am afraid I have overpaid

teresa From new orleand asks....
Hello Teresa, The "925" is an stamp identifying the jewelery made out of sterling silver which is ....
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I have 14k gold rings with tourmaline and citrine and a pendant with 14k gold and two stones. The rings are chunky with a lot of gold. I took them to the jeweler who designed them because I would like another setting. they said my gold would be scrap and they would re do the ring for me. Why does my gold have to be reduced to scrap and they have to start over? My rings are sizable so I don't get why they can't remold or reshape or scrap mine and reuse? Thanks!

Beth From Madison asks....
Hello Beth, Most of the time when a gold is reused it is melted and then recast, sometimes doing th....
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I have a soapstone/ cameo ring, gold band, inscribed on the inside with an A and a star. Am wondering if it has any value? Thanks, Susie

Susie From Ingram, TX 78025 asks....
Hello Susie, To fined out that the ring has any value I would take it to a local jeweler that has ....
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Hi, my hubby bought me a gold crossover ring and it has the 9ct stamp on the inside but also have a small 18 close to the part where the stones "hopefully" diamonds are. What does the 18 mean?

Amanda From South Africa asks....
Hello Amanda, The number 18 represents the makers stamp. Jon askthejeweler.net

is my gold rings stamped Thailand real

doddie From lincoln asks....
Hello doddie, If your ring has a stamp of only Thailand and no other stamp like 10k or 14k, or 417....
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what does china 14k kn stand for inside a ging?

francis From weatherford asks....
Hello Francis, The 14k refers to the gold content in the ring which is 14 karat, China is the orig....
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Hi, Thanks in advance for your help. Do all jewelers size sterling silver? I'd like to purchase a ring online which is platinum plated S.S. from a size 7 down to 5.5, is that possible and will it be very costly? Also I've had pretty bad experience with rose-gold jewelry in the past, they seem to tarnish over time. Could it be just the plating or will that also happen to solid rose gold too? Best regards,

Nancy From Los Angeles asks....
hello Nancy, The plated rings are not made to re-size since the plating will burn off and make the....
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Can you resize a diamond ring that's composed of Rhodium over brass? Just need to know...

Christina From Milford asks....
Hello Christina, as far as I know No you can not resize it. Jon askthejeweler.net

Hi... I plan on re-setting my current engagement/wedding rings. The current setting has 1X .50ct high quality diamond on one "band" plus 1X .20ct + 2X .15ct + 2X .10ct diamonds and the 3rd band is set in pave with a large amount of small diamonds. I've bought a 9X9mm princess cut CUBIC ZIRCONIA and plan on using THAT as my MAIN stone on the engagement ring. I would like to trade in the rest of my diamonds and let the jeweler make me two wedding bands with the smaller diamonds together with a REAL diamond "band" for the CZ ring. I'd like the end result to resemble the rings of the ones in the attached pic. I KNOW investments wise its NOT a good idea at all as LARGER diamonds are worth far more than SMALLER ones of the same carat weight BUT: I really, really LOVE the look of these rings and I do not plan on ever selling my rings anyhow... So: In YOUR professional opinion, do you think I have THE most STUPID idea EVER or can it WORK... PLEASE, PLEASE reply before I do a STUPID thing??? Or NOT??? Thank you for your time. Regards. Maureen

Maureen From Bloemfontein asks....
Hello Maureen, I don't believe that is a stooped idea! you are looking for a ring that you will be ....
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I left a gold carat diamond ring bleach over night to see if it was real and some of the gold tarnish or peel can I restore it back or is the ring and diamond fake...in the inside it say 14kt nothing bout the diamond

kahali From georgetown asks....
Hello kahali, If the ring that you are describing is white gold the bleach would attack the nickle....
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I bought a wedding band set that I didn't realize wasn't sterling silver until it was too late. I have had an allergic reaction to the filling. Is there anything I can coat the ring in so that I can wear it?

Maddison From Lawrencebueg asks....
Hello Maddison, You can use clear nail polish that seems to work for most people. Jon askthejewe....
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Trying to figure out what my markings mean on the inside of my ring. 384 20 Zp 10K

Margaret From OKLAHOMA CITY asks....
Hello Margaret, The 384 20 zp is the style of the ring and the ring is pure 10kt gold. Jon askth....
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I found a small ring that has either 1KL or IKL or 1HL or IHL or 1NL or INL It is small and I have no magnifying glass to see exactly which letters those are what it looks like then after those letters it has 10k. What does this mean?

meledee From montrose asks....
Hello meledee, The ring is 10 karat gold and the letters and the number is makers mark. Jon askt....
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What is the strongest style of chain?

Carole Lyn From Gordonville asks....
Hello Carole Lyn, The strongest chain in my opinion would be Figaro style chain. Jon askthejewel....
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what does it mean on a large diamond earring stampped 1k

james From tulsa asks....
Hello james, I think that is the carat size of the stones! Jon askthejeweler.net

I have a gold nugget pandent and it's made out of 22k raw gold nuggets but the back of it say brass back what does that mean that the whole thing is brass and not gold

Aaron From North pole asks....
Hello Aaron, The best way to find out what the natural nuggets are to take it to a local jeweler a....
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My wedding band from 7 years ago was a size 7 or 7.5...I was hinting to my husband that I want a mother's ring also, so I measured my ring just to make sure I knew what size it was, the jeweler's website I went onto said the size I measured means I wear a 10.5...I have never had my ring resized and I can take it off very easily...Do all jewelers measure differently? This just seems very strange to me. Thank you!

J From Phoenix asks....
Hello J Not really, i would try to go to local jeweler and have them measure your finger so you hav....
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I have a necklace with 10k and also a little stamp of a heart with the letters OR inside the heart....whats that mean

nick From beaumont asks....
Hello Nick, The letters OR are makers mark and don't really mean anything the important mark is th....
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can a diamond engagement ring with a clasp be resized and what is the apprroximate cost. size91/2 to size 51/2.

TOM From GREENSBORO asks....
Hello TOM, The answer for your question is yes it can be sized, as for coast your jeweler can deter....
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Can you remove cz stones from a sterling silver band and have them put in a 14k white gold bans?

Cindy From Cedarburg asks....
Hello Cindy, Yes you can remove the cz from sterling and put to 14karat setting as long as the set....
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yes good afternoon my name is tamika and my question is i have three stainless steel rings an eternity band a 12mm wide band and a engagement ring and i want to know can they be soldered together to make it one ring and if so where can i have it done i live in bronx ny

tamika From bronx asks....
Hello tamika, The rings can be solder together if you can fined a jeweler that uses laser to weld.....
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I bought an old turquoise (one large stone in center) six strand bracelet with little flowers on chain..3 on each side. On the back it reads 925. It looks really old how can I find out how much it is worth?

Robin From Tigard asks....
Hello Robin, look for a local jeweler that dose appraisal he or she should be able to help you. J....
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a friend gave me a real nice ring and on the inside it has ema 925 printed. just wondering what this means?is this real and how much is it worth?

brittany From dover asks....
Hello brittany, The 925 refers to sterling silver and the word Ema i assume would be the makers ma....
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I have an antique engagement ring with the markings 14K, PAT-FL and PRINCESS - I assume it's a patent marking. The ring is estimated to be from the 1930's, but could this patent information help me trace it's origin more specifically?

Hannah From Denver asks....
Hello Hannah, If the ring is from the 1930's, then what I recommend is Google the PAT-FL and PRINC....
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what does .925 italy jn mean

traci From fairfield asks....
Hello Traci, The mark .925 refers to sterling silver and the jn is a makers mark. Jon askthejew....
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HI, MY BOYFRIEND RECENTLY GAVE ME A PROMISE RING, ITS A SILVER BAND WITH A LARGE ROUND CENTER DIAMOND, AND 2 SMALL ROUND DIAMONDS ON EACH SIDE OF THE CENTER DIAMOND. ENGRAVED IN THE BAND IS THE CAPITAL LETTER A AND THEN 925. WHAT DOES THE A STAND FOR?

ALISHA From MARKSVILLE asks....
Hello ALISHA, The word "A" is the makers mark, and the "925" represents sterling Silver. Jon ask....
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I purchased an art deco platinum setting that was used to hold a 3.5 carat diamond...the seller stated the setting was for a 9.5 round stone...I wish to place an 8 mm soft cushion cut sapphire into it...the setting has four fish tail prongs...my research had led me to believe that the sapphire would fit...now I'm worried it won't..I've looked at lab created round sapphires but they are either 9.0 mm or 10.00....I don't know how much wiggle room I have with this setting..local jewelers here are not as knowledge as the ones back home in Boston..any ideas?

Cate From Stamping Ground asks....
Hello Cate, My suggestion would be to try the 10mm since the jeweler can always spread the prongs ....
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i am making ( Opal ) jewelry. my question is when the prongs are to long what is the best way to cut them and file them so they do not snag anything?

Lora From Port Angeles asks....
Hello Lora, To make the prongs shorter you can either saw or use a wire cutter. as for making the ....
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I have a number of Western Electric employee award tie tacks received for years of service. Some of them have 'diamond' chips and some don't. One says on the back 1/5 10K, the others says 1/5 10KGF. My question is, What does the 1/5 mean? Does it have anything to do with the diamond chip? The 1/5 is on the ones that have 'diamond' chips in them as well as the one's that don't.. so I am assuming the 1/5 doesn't have anything to do with the 'diamond' in it. Second question: Is there usually something on the ring that indicates whether or not these 'diamond' chips on the tie tacks are genuine diamonds? Thank you for your help. Bonnie White

Bonnie From Sunbury, Ohio 43074 asks....
hello Bonnie, as far as I know 1/5 means 1/5 of a carat or (.20) of a carat. and as to something o....
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I inherited my grandmother's wedding band. I found the following stamped on the inside of the ring: EA 14K. What does this mean?

Denise From Bettendorf asks....
Hello Denise, The marking means that the ring is made of pure 14 karat gold. Jon askthejeweler.n....
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I am considering asking my girlfriend to marry me. I have been thinking about rings and came up with an idea. My great-grandmother has a beautiful diamond ring that has been passed down to me to be kept in the family. I think its a great idea and the ring is gorgeous...only thing is, I don't know if its an actual engagement ring. The last thing I want to do is ask the woman of my dreams to marry me by presenting her with a ring that ISN'T proper for the occasion. Also, because of the setting of the diamonds I am not sure if a wedding band could be worn on the same finger as this ring. If you could take a look at let me know your ideas, I would definitely appreciate it. Many Thanks.

Josh From Philadelphia, PA asks....
Hello Josh, The ring is not the traditional engagement ring but it is a estate ring which makes it....
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My boyfriend bought me a ring second hand and inside is stamped 10K C and then a diamond shape. I found out what the 10K means but I haven't found anything on the c and diamond shape. I'm just curious to know if it's a makers mark or something to do with the quality of the ring. Thank you, Nikki

Hello Nikki, The "C" is a makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

Hello Mr. Andoyan. Thank you for offering your expertise to answer questions for folks; very kind of you! Here is my question: A long time ago I purchased a beautiful pendant at a store. The pendant was lovely and I received several compliments on it however, surprisingly, I ended up receiving just as many compliments on the chain that it came with! Not very long ago, the chain broke. I lost the pendant and the chain in the outdoors unfortunately. Although I've done my very best to figure this out on my own via internet research, I've not had any success in identifying the style of chain....and I desperately want a replacement to use with other loose pendants I have. That's where I'm hoping you'll be able to help. :o) It was a lovely, 18" silver chain (mm size unknown) that was incredibly thin & delicate-looking. It reminds me of a shortened Figaro . . kind of like a Singapore . . but theres no twist in the chain. It is literally the most delicate, thin, dainty chain I've ever seen. Saw another one like it in a jewelry store, but could not find the name of the style because the jeweler was out and the sales clerk simply did not know. Unfortunately, I could not afford it. Do you know what kind of chain style I'm talking about? or, do you know of one to recommend that is very similar? Thank you SO very much! ~Kristie~

Kristie From Rogers, AR 72758 asks....
Hello Kristie, Unfortunately I don't know what chain it is but here are few links to website that ....
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The stone in my class ring is turning green underneath. It is an April gemstone. Is there anything I can do to correct this? I do have a lifetime warranty on the ring but I live 45 minutes from town and don't really want to part with my ring again. Also wondering how to bring back the shine to the gemstones in my mothers ring. Here is a pic if both.

Tonia From Milroy asks....
Hello Tonia, Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to remove the color from underneath the sto....
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Hello.My Husband recently purchased a vintage look ring for me at a local resale shop.It is silver tone,has a beautiful aquamarine center with pave set clear stones surrounding it. the only marking is a circled "A" on the inside of the band.can you tell me what this indicates?

Patti From Wickliffe asks....
Hello Patti, The letter "A" is a makers mark, you should have the ring tested by a local jeweler to....
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Hello I have a 1/2 inch silver band that was bought from a flea market fog 1.00 it has tightly woven braids running along both sides throughout the whole center runs tiny lil flower like dots. I have used different dipping cleaners to try an brighten it up an put a lil shine on it as well as a cloth for silver jewelry. It has a stamp Thailand inside of the bad as well as a stamp saying just the word silver. Is it possible to brighten this silver ring w any cleaner an is it pure silver

Kim From Rincon asks....
hello Kim, The best way to make this ring shine is to take it to a local jeweler and have them pol....
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Were plain gold wedding bands marked in the 1930s if they were real

Sasha From Ft Collins asks....
Hello Sasha, yes gold rings have always been marked. Jon askthejeweler.net

Hi,I have a pair of princess cut earrings underneath its stamped with 925 and something else i really can make it out byt itlooks like a 3 digit number like ?75...the 7is kinda longer than the numbers next to it...plz help...what does it mean?thx

daisy From santa ana,c 92703 asks....
Hello Daisy, The "925" is refers to sterling silver, therefore your earring are sterling silver or....
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I had a cultured pearl necklace evaluated at a local jeweler I didn't kno if you could giv if you could give me any information or help me out as far as the best way to go about selling this necklace?? Ty

Justin From Rock Falls asks....
Hello Justin, I would try local jewelers as well as Ebay, Craigslist.... Jon askthejeweler.net

Hi, I have a heart shaped locket that has 925 K&L engraved on the back. I know 925 means that it is made from 92.5% silver and am guessing that K&L is the mark of the maker. According to google there are rather a lot of jewellers with the name/mark K&L. I was wondering if there is anyway of narrowing down or finding out which one? The locket would only be around 20-30 years old.

Hello Anna, The way you fined out which manufacture made the ring is match the symbols to the comp....
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My fiance is super sensitive to metal. He was recently in a wedding and his tux had metal buttons and he broke out in a terrible rash. As our wedding date approaches I am worried about what kind of ring I should get him. I joked with him and told him I was going to get him a plastic ring. Do you have any suggestions on what kind of metal I should get him...I do not want his finger to constantly have a rash.

Kalen From Conway asks....
Hello Kalen, You have Few Choices, you can get 18karat gold, or 18karat white gold, Tustin is anot....
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Hi, I just got a gold ring that has a "china CZ" stamp but it also has a "14k" stamp on it. So is it still real if its got a china stamp on it? Also its got a squiggly "R" symbol next to the 14k stamp.

corinna From oakridge asks....
Hello corinna, The stamp China CZ refers to the gems on the ring not the ring, the ring is 14 kara....
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I just recently got a ring from my fiance inside is engraved "G (than a diamond symbol) C" 10k does that mean its gold plated copper?? Whats that mean?? Plz help! Thankyou!

carly From marstons mills asks....
Hello carly, Your ring is solid 10 karat gold, the engraving "G and C" are makers mark and don't h....
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Hello,m I hope you can help me as no one can so far. I purchased a platinum solitaire ring with a 15pt emerald cut diamond in a size 10. I wear a size 5. Can it be sized or not? Please let me know asap so that I can either return it or take it somewhere else to size. That particular store doesn't do sizing on platinum. Thank you.

Esther From Brownsville asks....
Hello Esther, The size that you are trying to go to is too much and will damage the setting, I wou....
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Hello. I have found a ring that I cannot find anything about. On the inside of the band is has "sterling shank" marked, along with a diamond shape hallmark and what appears to be the letters "JR" inside. Can you help identify what it is I have?

Dan From York asks....
Hello Dan From information you provided it looks like the ring that you have is a sterling silver ....
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Hi, I am interested in an "X" shaped ring that has pave' set diamonds in it. However, I would like to buy the ring in gold-filled with cz's and have the cz's replaced with diamonds. Can you tell me if this is possible? I can't find any jewelry that is gold-filled and genuine diamonds. The closest I can find is sterling with diamonds, but I want gold color that lasts and I can't afford solid gold. I don't like gold plate because it wears away. Any suggestions? This is the ring I am interested in https://www.etsy.com/listing/179877638/14karat-gold-filled-x-ringcriss-cross Thank you for your time. Alice

Alice From California, mo asks....
Hello Alice, You can transfer the diamonds to a gold-filled ring with cz's in it. Jon askthejewe....
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I recently bought a ring at an estate sale for $10.00. I was told it was silver. I didn't really care much because it was unique and very pretty. I collect gemstones and jewelry. I got it home and put it under my loupe. To my surprise it was hallmarked 10kt. I showed it to my neighbor and she has the exact ring but with blue stones where mine are purple. My question is even though there is a hallmark there is no makers mark. Does this mean it was made in Asia or somewhere else or could it be a fake?. All my other jewelry pieces are hallmarked and some don't have makers marks either. One does say it comes from India. Could my estate sale find be gold plated or electroplated and not the 10kt that it says? Thank you! Colleen

Colleen From Sultan asks....
Hello Colleen, The hallmark inside your ring states 10karat if there is no Pl, or Ep after 10k then....
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My fiance has been saving a raw piece of rose quartz for a long time, and we both think that it would be nice to have an engagement ring set with it. If we were interested in getting it refined(not too fond of the "raw/unrefined" look for rings), where should we start seeing if it were possible for this piece? I confess to knowing absolutely nothing about jewelry.

Hello Melanie, To have the quartz re-cut so you can mount it to a ring you will need to fined a ge....
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I have a beautiful 10k white gold ring that has cubic zircons in it. Can they be replaced with real diamonds?

Diane From Boaz asks....
Yes they can Jon askthejeweler.net

Hi. My mother gave me a small gold ring with a dark green gem inside of it. I asked my mother was it real and she said yes. however I don't see any marking inside of the ring except for a capital M, or it may be a W. I've had it for awhile and there is no discoloration to it. I'm just trying to figure out what type of gem it is and if it is real gold or not.

Jori From Atlanta asks....
Hello Jori, To fined out if you have a gold ring you need to take the ring to a local jeweler and ....
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I have a gold bangle bracelet and it is stamp with a letter c in a circle and then the name monet could you please give me any information about it thank you very much

Fonda From Fresno asks....
Hello Fonda, It seems to me the bracelet is just gold plated and it is made by Monet campony

Want to purchase a Byzantine bracelet. Should I go with 10k or 14k gold

Wanda From Palmyra asks....
Hello, The 14 karat would cost more since it has more gold. askthejeweler.net

I have a ring stamped inside 14K and 565.. I know what 14k means but what does 565. mean.

Mike From Victoria BC asks....
Hello Mike, The 585 stamping is used outside of USA and its meaning is 58.5 percent gold which is ....
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I have a ring stamped inside 14K and 565.. I know what 14k means but what does 565. mean.

Mike From Victoria BC asks....
Hello, The 585 is same as 14 karat gold askthejeweler.net

Strange symbol engraved in front of 924 on my periodot silver ring. Just wanted to know what it means.

Kori From houston asks....
Hello Kori, The symbol is makers mark and dose not have any significant meaning. Jon askthejewel....
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Hello I was doing a perm on my aunts hair and when I was putting a curl booster in, my ring started changing colors, how do I get my original color back to it. It's a silver ring with H925 cz on it???

Cassandra From aurora asks....
Hello Cassandra, Take the ring to a local jeweler and have them buff out the discoloration of the ....
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I have a very large ring that has a large tigers eye stone in a silver ring with little hearts cut around the thick pocket where the stone sits. Engraved on the inside is 825 lt Thailand, what does 825lt stand for? Does it sound like a valuable/ old ring? I'm just interested in learning about what I have. -amber

Amber From Virginia Beach asks....
Hello Amber, I think the ring is stamped 925 Thailand not 825!, if it is 925 that means it is a st....
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I have a sterling silver band and would like to have my grandmother's ring that has a 3 diamond setting mounted on top of silver band. Is this possible if my band is sterling and her ring is white gold? I'm wanting to have the top part of her ring cut and mounted on top of mine. I'm basically asking if the white gold can be attached to sterling or do the metals involved have to be the same? Thanks, Karla

Karla From Wichita Falls asks....
Hello Karla, the answer to your question is yes you can have a jeweler cut the top part of your gr....
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I found a v shaped necklace that looks like it may be gold but I don't know. it is stamped 925 Italy. what does that mean and about how much do you think it is worth?

katherine From joplin asks....
The 925 stamp means that the necklace is sterling Silver. askthejeweler.net

I hav a ring , i m thinking its filipino gold it had 18 k h wat does this mean

Leeann From Riverdale asks....
Hello Leeann the ring is 18 karat gold and the K h is the makers mark and dose not have any signifi....
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I have a stud earring with what looks like a diamond in it (not sure what it is) the medal looks silver. it says on the post HA SA925 could you tell me what that means Please thank you

Ericka From Richland asks....
Hello Ericka, The 925 refers to sterling silver, your earrings are made in sterling silver. askthe....
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i sell sterling .925 jewelry. My chains around my neck and bracelets turn dark and will not polish back up again! I have tried a good paste and a silver cloth. Is it something in my ski? hormonal? its driving me crazy! My company keeps replacing for me but why me?

tracy From Boca Raton asks....
Hello Tracy, The reason that your necklace and bracelet turn color is that your body's perspiratio....
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I was given two turquoise rings by my mother-in-law and one has 825 stamped inside

Lisa From Stigler okla asks....
Hello Lisa, The stamp inside should be 925 not 825, if it is 925 then the ring is sterling silver.....
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Hi Can you please tell me what the markings A&C42 375 mean? Kind Regards, Theresa

theresa From auckland N.Z asks....
Hello Theresa, The 375 refers to 9karat gold and the letters and the number refers to makers mark ....
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My fiance proposed with this beautiful vintage inspired ring. (Pictures attached) It was purchased at an independent jewelry store that has a jeweler on site every day. It is stamped 14K inside the band and the paperwork that came with it describes it as 14K white gold. It was originally a very small size and the store sized it up about 4 sizes to fit me. After wearing it about a month, I noticed that the piece added on the band for sizing was no longer shiny. In fact, I can run my fingernail along the band and feel a ridge where the dull and shiny meet up. I will be taking the ring back to the store soon but want to know what caused this. Is it poor quality or workmanship? Is it that the piece added isn't really 14K white gold? I'm also concerned about the matching wedding band. Please help!

Karen From Roseville asks....
Hello Karen, The discoloration of the ring can be because the added metal is not 14 karat gold. Hav....
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My engagement ring came from Jared jewelry but its stamped with cz so that mean my diamond ring is fake?

dee dee From akron asks....
Hello dee dee, i don't know what is the metal content but the stones in the ring are Cubic Zirconi....
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HELLO, CAME ACROSS A GOLD GERMAN SS RING. IT HAS GOLD SS RUNE MARKINGS FLUSH WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE A BLACK STONE ON TOP AND THE INSIDE IS MARKED "585" AND THE LETTERS "GH". THERE ARE GOLD PINS THROUGH THE BACK OF THE STONE HOLDING THE RUNES TO THE STONE. DO YOU THINK THIS IS REAL? IT CAME WITH SOME OTHER AUTHENTIC GERMAN WW 2 MEMORABILIA. THE DEALER IS ASKING $400 FOR IT. THANKS.

JOHN From CHICAGO asks....
Hello John, The marking on the (585) refers to ring being 14 karat gold. askthejeweler.net

I have found the exact band I've always wanted for my engagement ring, but it is a pave band with no place holder for a center setting. Is it at all possible to go to a jeweler and ask them to add a center stone on a band like this?

Amber From Portland asks....
Hello Amber, It could be done as long as the jeweler carefully removes the diamonds where the cent....
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I have a ring that used to belong to my grandmother. I'm pretty sure the diamonds are not real, and I know that the 925 engraving means sterling silver, but what does the "c l l" next to it mean? I've tried researching this quite a few times and can never find an answer! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Hello Allison, The "c 1 1" could be the style number of the manufacture and it dose not have any s....
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Can I have the 925cz removed from the inside of my ring? I know I could if it was gold. It is rhodium sterling silver

A From Charleston asks....
Hello A, Yes you can but you will take off the rhodium plating as well. askthejeweler.net

hi there, i have a ring size I (3mm) is it possible to go few sizes up to an N? Thank you

selva From london asks....
Hello Selva, i am sure it can be sized up to the size you want, I would take the ring to a local j....
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is it possible to turn a yellow gold ring with diamonds into a rose gold ring color how can I have that done again can yellow gold be turned into rose gold especially if it has. 3 diamonds fit in it

ty From hou asks....
Hello Ty, The only way that the ring can be rose gold is to remake the ring in rose gold. askthej....
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What does 925 CZ mean on a diamond ring?Because I don't know if it's fake or not

Breanna From Albemarle asks....
Hello Breanna The 925 is the metal content of the ring which in this case is silver, the cz refers....
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Ihave a 7 stone diamond band in white gold that is curved. Can a jeweler make it a straight band?

Sue From Oceanside CA 92054 asks....
Hello Sue, From what you describing the answer is no, however take the ring to a local jeweler and....
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I am interested in a wedding ring that would have an unusual feature like an opal or pearl or coral set flush with the band. Are there other stones I may not be thinking of that would provide the same natural look but be safe for everyday wear in such a setting? Thanks so much for your advice.

Cyd From Allison Park asks....
Hello Cyd, Only other gem that comes to my mined would be Turquoise. Jon askthejeweler.net

I have a herringbone necklace stamped 14k. J on the end that u clamp to but the clasp has 14k on it is my necklace real gold....... thank u an have a blessed day.......

samantha From lexington nc 27292 asks....
Hello samantha, From your description I would have to say Yes it is a real solid 14karat gold an as....
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I found a tarnished necklace of my Mother's, and on it reads Italy 92.5 K1. What does this mean & what does K1 mean. ThanksHL

Hello Gloria, Italy is the country that the chain was made, 925 is the content of the Silver in th....
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Hi there I am still stuck for answers I've googled everywhere and no one can't.answer me they have never heard of this I have this white.gold diamond ring was from Auckland a friend of the family gave it to me for a present I just bit confused on what the markings mean in ring on band bit. It sounds very.rare the markings are.A&C 42 375 could you please tell me what they mean please thank you.

samantha From nsw asks....
Hello samantha, The only one that I can say for sure means anything is the "375" which means the r....
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I have kind of an odd question for you. While my son was here one night, he was playing with a little black light I have. I collect beads, jewelry and gemstones. I thought it might be fun to look at my beads, jewelry and gemstones under it. Some of my sapphires and rubies turned a bright pink under the light. While my yellow sapphire ring turned a purplish color. My question is, while looking at my Kanchaburi sapphire ring, some of the diamonds looked purplish like they are supposed to, but one of the diamonds in it looked like an opal under the black light. It had a bright bluish green look to it and it really didn't look like the rest of the diamonds. Then in a pair of diamond studs I have, same thing. One diamond had the purplish tint or hue to it while the other had that bright bluish green look to it. Does this indicate that some of the diamonds had some sort if treatment while others do not? I am confused why they didn't look the same as the others. Then I took my approximately 1/3 carat loose diamond I have and it looked purplish also with no weird color to it. I know all of my diamonds are real or suppose to be. Any answer you could give me would be extremely helpful. I thank you in advance for your help. Have a great day. And thank you again Colleen

Colleen From Sultan, Wa asks....
Hello Colleen, There are some natural untreated diamonds that are florescent, in your case the co....
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Can an 18k yellow gold overlay ring be sized down? It is over sterling silver

Jayne From millsboro asks....
hello Jayne, Unfortunately any plated item is not sizable unless after sizing it is replated Jon ....
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I have a diamond ring that is double stamped. It has 18ct plat, but also has a 14ct gold hallmark WM Ld. 585 with what looks like an upside down V and date letter T. The top part is platinum. I am just mystified why two different gold hallmarks. Thank you.

Sally From Bury st edmunds asks....

I have a 1ct loose diamond.I have several beautiful sterling silver pendants I would like to mount it on.Every jeweler told me they cant put the diamond on sterling why is that?

Diane From Staten Island annadale asks....
Hello Diane, The reason for that is silver is so soft that the prongs that hold the diamond can be....
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I have a herringbone necklace stamped 14k. J on the end that u clamp to but the clasp has 14k on it is my necklace real gold....... thank u an have a blessed day.......

samantha From lexington nc 27292 asks....
Hello samantha, From your description I would have to say Yes it is a real solid 14karat gold an as....
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If a diamond is approximately 1.3 mm round, can you tell me the approximate karat size?

Matthew From Jeffersonville asks....
Hello, The approximate weight of the diamond is .01 carat. askthejeweler.net

My fiance gave me a ring that was given to him years ago he was told it was 1 1/2 carat on the inside of the fing it says 925 vg what does that mean?

jennifer From pownal asks....
Hello jennifer, The 1-1/2 usually is referred to the size of the gem, as for 925 it is usually sta....
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I have this bracelet and on the clasps its stammpd with a OR inside a heart then 10k what does that mean

jolene From sacaton asks....
Hello jolene, The stamp 10k refers to 10 karat gold, therefore your bracelet is a 10 karat gold. ....
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I have a ring with possibly 3 diamonds.. Could be cz's or crystals.. The band reads 10k w a diamond shape and the letter f inside the diamond symbol.What does the diamond symbol represent? Could they be diamonds? Thank you!

pamela From melbourne asks....
Hello pamela, The 10k w means your ring is 10karat gold if the color of the ring is silver then it....
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My husband bought a wedding ring and a diamond engagement ring he said it was white gold but both have SW 925 mark inside. Does that mean it was fake and would the diamond be fake as well

Hello Delle, The 925 mark is stamped on the silver jewelry, as for the diamonds being fake the bes....
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I have s 1.71c diamond which was stolen and I won back in a year and a half long law suit. I'm afraid to travel with it (parents in FL) so I can discuss settings with my mom's jeweler. Can a jeweler design a setting using only the appraisal showing the measurements or must I, physically, bring it with me? Many thanks in advance.

Aly From Nashville asks....
Hello Aly, Depending on the jeweler some jewelers prefer to have the diamond while designing it so....
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I have a 24 carat gold coin that I want to turn into a pair of rings, it is one ounce .9999, but now I realize it is too soft, are there any places that could alloy this to 18-22 carat?

Rickey From Houston asks....
Hello Rickey, Before you do anything with the coin show the coin to a coin dealer, some coins have....
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I've just purchased this ring online. In the description, it says "The setting is marked 14KT PC - with the PC representing princess cut stones". I know that the stones are not actually princess cut, so I was wondering what 14KT PC means? Thanks for your time!

Katie From Stratford asks....
Hello Katie, The PC stands for makers mark and it dose not have a significant meaning.

What does the stamp 925 MT mean? I know 925 is silver but I'm trying to find jeweler to see if they use diamonds or not. Have earrings with this and want to provide proper info on selling. Also, I have several pieces of very old pieces and I've no clue how to get info on them since there's no stamping. I've searched using every variation of descriptions I could think of, even using an app that uou take picture of and it tries to identify them but even that's no help. Any suggestion

Sandi From Brooklet asks....
Hello Albaugh, The MT stamp on your jewelry is a makers mark and dose not have a significant meani....
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what does h 14kt mean on a ring

cristy From sparta mo.65753 asks....
The Ring is solid 14 karat gold Jon askthejeweler.net

What does LTP mean on a piece of 14k jewelry?

Carolyn From Bogalusa asks....
Hello Carolyn, The Initials LTP is the makers mark and dose not have any significant meaning. Jon....
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What is the style of this ring called where the two outer bands are connected and the center band is removable? I can only seem to find rings with three separate bands!

Amber From Lakeville asks....
Hello, There is few names diamond enhancer is one butterfly ring is another. askthejeweler.net

i have agold chain. on the clasp is 14k italy. it is not magnetic. is it real?

James From Centre asks....
Hello To make sure take the chain to a jeweler to have it acid tested and that would verify it if i....
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What does "14k bluebird" stamped inside my ring mean?

krystal From baytown asks....
Hello krystal, The 14k refers to the ring being made of 14karat gold as for "bluebird" is the make....
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i have a ring it is silver in colour but inside is stamped instead of 925 it say's ATG. what does this mean??

kurtas From london asks....
Hello kurtas, The 925 stamp inside means that your ring is sterling silver, as for "ATG" is a make....
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I have recently got engaged and got an heirloom as my ring. It is around 60 years old and is very worn, but i love it! Only problem is is that the plating is coming off and showing the dull metal underneath. It has a ruby and two smaller stoned either side. The metal seems to have cracks in it, I really want to keep it but I do not know what the best option for me is? I would like to replate it, but i don't know if this will make the ring weaker or not? Failing that I would love to get it melted down and reset, but I have heard that this also weakens the metal? Are there any other options for me that will not be too expensive? The ring is silver!!

Hello Kathryn, Plating or remelting the metal would not weaken the metal if anything melting and re....
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What does 14k-L mean

hector From tucson asks....
Hello hector, The 14k means that the jewelry is made of 14 karat gold the letter "L" is a makers m....
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I have the letter "N" stamped inside my ring, along with 925 which I know to mean sterling silver. I was unable to find online anywhere what the "N" means. Thank you!

Danielle From Greenville asks....
Hello, The letter "N" refers to makers mark and dose not have a significant meaning. Jon askthej....
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My fiancé proposed to me with a ring he bought from United Kingdom it's written 9kt 35 what does that mean

Vona From Orlando asks....
Hello Vona, The ring is 9 karat gold the # 35 I am assuming is the style number. Jon askthejewel....
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So if it says 14K & the word "China" should I be worried if it's real or not?

Arizona From oklahoma city asks....
Hello, The ring is made of solid 14 karat gold and the word China refers to country of origin. as....
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Please can you tell me what P P 375 mean stamped on a Ruby & gold ring my daughter inherited it from her godmother. Many thanks.

Cheryl From London asks....
Hello Cheryl, The 375 is a 9karat gold which in United States is not consider to be gold, But in G....
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I bought a ring from our local pawn shop and was curious as to what the letters inside the band represent. the letters are DIAG N with a 10k stamp on the opposing side.. It's a beautiful ring, just curious what those "DIAG N" letters represent. Thanks in advance for your time, have a great day.

KayLea From Eastland asks....
Hello KayLea, The letters DIAG N refers to makers mark and dose not have a significant meaning. J....
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My fiancee and I are looking for wedding bands. He just wants a simple band but we don't know if we should go with tungstun or white gold or another alternative. He is a police officer/firefighter/EMT so it has the potential to be beat up. what would you reccomend?

Carly From cincinnati asks....
Hello Carly, For the type of a job he dose I would recommend tungsten, it is a harder material tha....
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what are the different sizes to the links in herringbone necklaces? how do i order the different sizes?

janice From lenoir city asks....
Hello janice, If is the length of the chain you are looking for the standard sizes are 16-inches, ....
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what does this mark mean. Its on a diamond ring. I can read the 14K but not the mark to the right.

Karen From Fort myers asks....
Hello Karen, The marking that you see inside of the ring is mostly the makers mark and dose not ha....
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Ring seems gold no magnetic pull to very good magnet only markings are a circle with a dot inside on the inside of the band what dose this mean the ring was my late grandmothers

Kacie From Lucerne CA asks....
Hello Kacie, If you don't see any other marking that has a number followed by"K" or "KT" then it c....
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Hi i have a ring stamped 925 cz but it looks gold its 4 pronged im confused.as i no idea what tpe ring it is..

marie From swansea asks....
Hello marie, The 925 is refereed to Sterling silver, and the CZ is refereed to Cubic Zirconia, whi....
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I recently bought a 'lot' of turquoise rings at Liquidation.com. I did not know until they arrived that they were adjustable rings. Is it possible to have these rings sized as the adjustable rings pinch and the plastic band I bought to keep it from pinching was not satisfactory.

Evelyn From West Grove asks....
Hello Evelyn, Yes the rings can be sized to your finger size by any local jeweler. Jon askthejew....
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I have purchased a bracelet, yellow gold that is stamped Italy and then 18KT on one end and 750 on the other. All looks soldered etc. is it normal to put 18KT sometimes as well as 18K?

Richard From Rainford asks....
hello Richard, Yes it is normal to put either stamp on the item. Jon askthejeweler.net

I have and long necklace with sterling (925) links and pearls. The earrings, in addition to the impressed 925, have an infinity mark inside a circle. Do you know who that maker is? Thanks!

Diane From moline asks....
Hello Diane, The letters infinity mark inside a circle refers to makers mark and dose not have a s....
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How to tell a ring size I am

connie From brainerd asks....
Hello Connie, Local jeweler in your area should have ring sizer available that you can use. Jon ....
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I have a ring that I got and wanted to know if it's a real blue topaz with silver; as well as what the stamps mean. It's stamped inside: HOU SS 925. I know 925 means silver but I wasn't sure if it was a fake or not since anyone can stamp jewelry as long as they have the equipment. Also is there a way to tell if it's a real blue topaz or lab created one? Thanks.

Caitlin From Grove City asks....
Hello Caitlin, You can take the ring to your local jeweler they can test the ring and give you the....
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I have a few pieces of gold jewelry. They are all marked Israel on one part of the clasp and on the other is MOM14K. Is this really 14K gold or is it gold filled. Thank you for any information you can give me.

Randy From Columbia Falls asks....
Hello Randy The jewelry are all pure solid 14karat gold. Jon askthejeweler.net

I was wondering if I could remove the CZ925 from my silver ring? Is there a way to buff it off?

Julie From New York asks....
Hello Julie, You can grind it out! Jon askthejeweler.net

what does it mean when jewelry is described as " White Gold Rhodium ?" Does it decrease the value of the item?

Kerry From Carrboro asks....
Hello Kerry, The white gold with Rhodium plate just makes the item look more silverish and dose no....
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diamond earings stamped S&y are they real??

richard From ceres asks....
Hello Richard, You should see another stamped numbers like 10k, 14k, if not then take it to a jewe....
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I recently purchased a brooch from Peru. It is marke 925 18 K. And C M D. OR PMD. WHAT do the letter marks mean

Sandy From Evansville asks....
Hello Sandy, The letters C M D. refers to makers mark and dose not have a significant meaning. Jo....
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Hi! My boyfriend's mom just gave me a gold ring with multiple detached bands and a decorative piece, which holds the bands together. The ring appeared to be missing two bands so I took the ring to a jeweler to have it fixed and resized. The jeweler told me the best thing to do was to mold the separate bands together and I agreed. I just got the ring back and I love the look of it, except for the fact that the bands now appear copperish and the decorative piece still looks gold. Why would this have happened? Thanks!

Bridget From New York, New York asks....
Hello Bridget, My guess would be that the jeweler did not polish the ring well, I would suggest tha....
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What does it mean its a gold bracelet is stamped with china? Is it real

katie From rancho cucamonga asks....
Hello Katie, The stamp China is stating where the origin of the jewelry is there should be another....
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What does cz 925 stand for on a ring plz

karen From barnsley asks....
Hello Karen, Cubic zirconia is an inexpensive diamond substitute. Also known as CZ, cubic zirconia ....
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I have a ring from my family that has been handed down. However, the center stone is a CZ and is somewhere between 1.25 and 1.5 karats. Is it possible to use this setting but get a smaller sized diamond? i have spoken to a few jewelers and have been told it would not be possible to use the setting that i have.

June From Conway asks....
Hello June, The answer to your question depends on how smaller the diamond you are using to set in....
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I have a necklace that was found in my back yard. And on the back of the heart it is stamped with the letters N P . Do you happen to know what that means? Thanks :)

Hello Kensi, The N.P. stands for Nickle Plated. Jon askthejeweler.net

After being confronted with a 7 gram loss in weight of my wife's wedding ring (it was originally 20 grams), our (former) jeweler claimed that 6% is lost each of the 3 times it was polished. 6% math doesn't work over 3 polishings, but 13% does. How much (percentage guess) can one expect to lose to polishing?

Michael From wills point asks....
Hello Michael, In my experience when i have polished any jewelry I have lost maybe .05% if that of....
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I bought a 10kt gold ring with a aquamarine stone on it..im wondering if the stone is real? Do they usually put a fake gemstone in a real 10kt gold?

Hello Bella, The answer to your question is yes, from time to time they put fake or syntactic ston....
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Hello I'm being honored with getting to wear my soon to be mother in law's wedding set which I added a picture of. The problem is its a size 7 round about and I'm needing it sized to a 10-10 1/2, my question is, Is this possible for a jeweler to do and if so how much would you think the cost would be?

Barbara From Fayetteville asks....
Hello Barbara, It is possible to size the ring larger to the size you want, as for the cost you ne....
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Hi, my boyfriend just proposed to me and he gave me a beautiful ring! The problem is, the band is sterling silver and I'm afraid of it rusting over time. I was wondering could it be possible to get just the band remade in white gold or another medal and then just replace the stone back inside? If that's possible where would I go and around how much would it cost?

Krystal From Myrtle beach asks....
Hello Ross, Yes you can change the ring from silver to white gold, as for cost you need to fined o....
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What does AG10K stamped on a piece of jewelry mean?

Tori From St. Paul asks....
Hello Tori, The AG is the makers mark and dose not have any significant meaning, the 10k refers to....
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Can a jeweler size an 8mm flat platinum, 12 gram, wedding band from a size 8 1/2 to a 5 1/2 or 5? I could not find the answer anywhere. Thank you.

Esther From Brownsville asks....
Hello Esther Yes It could be done. Jon Askthejeweler.net
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