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Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold, gram weights, gold rate
gram weights, gold rate, gold prices: Hello Michele and thank you for your inquiry. Sounds like you have a nice necklace ! The only way to determine if a piece is gold is to have it tested by a gemologist or jeweler using an acid test. This will authenticate it and give you the karat. The daily...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: My grandmothers ring, 18kt hge, gold electroplate
18kt hge, gold electroplate, 18 karat: HI KRISTEN, I M SURE YOUR GRANDMOTHER WANTS YOU TO HAVE IT FOR ITS SENTAMENTAL VALUE. THE 18kt HGE STANDS FOR 18 KARAT HEAVY GOLD ELECTROPLATE AND IS NOT USUALLY USED ON REAL DIAMONDS. THE A WITH THE CIRCLE IS THE MFG. STAMP. SO ENJOY YOUR GRANDMOTHERS...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: jade carving, mae sai, comparable piece
mae sai, comparable piece, james photos: HI JAMES, FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT DOES LOOK LIKE A JADITE CARVING. THE WEIGHT WOULD HELP A LITTLE. HOWEVER IT SHOULD BE IN THE RANGE OF $250 TO $2500. SORRY I CAN T BE MORE SPECIFIC I NEED TO HAVE A LOT MORE INFO AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE ACTUAL PIECE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: What does the jewelry marking 325 China mean?, white gold bracelet, silver alloy
white gold bracelet, silver alloy, china country: Hello, Marina. As we both know, estate does not mean old. Items in an estate sale might be antiques or purchased new not long ago. I think your bracelet is likely of fairly recent manufacture, considering the China country of origin stamp and CZ. ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: letters and numbers, precious metal jewelry, metal quality
precious metal jewelry, metal quality, quality stamp: Hi, Mary. I do not know what the ring looks like and that makes it more difficult. However, the markings fit the standards for the USA for marking precious metal jewelry. This requires if the metal quality is there, then the maker must put the maker s...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: liver of sulpher, lime sulphur, chemical quantities
lime sulphur, chemical quantities, liver of sulpher: Hi, Sue. I sure hope this will help. Jewelers refer to the chemical as Live of Sulfur but other names are used outside the jewelry fields. These may be: sulfurated potassa; hepar sulfuris; potash sulfurated It is worth it if a larger city is near...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Marking on ring, quality stamp, jeweler
quality stamp, jeweler, sterling silver: HI SALLIE, I M NOT SURE BUT STERLING SILVER IS USUALLY STAMPED 925 SO IF THE CHAIN IS SILVER IT CAN BE SIZED BUT I WOULD TAKE IT TO A JEWELER AND SEE IF IT IS IN FACT SILVER. THE 929 STAMP IS UNUSUAL AND NOT A STANDARD SILVER QUALITY STAMP LIKE 900...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Markings inside ring, gold content, small diamonds
gold content, small diamonds, rubys: Hello Betty and thank you for your inquiry. Your ring sounds lovely. The U with an arrow is probably the Manufacturer but I have been unable to locate this mark in my resources. If you item is gold, it should be marked i.e. 14K, etc. but the only way to determine...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Mothers eternity ring, ring metals, eternity ring
ring metals, eternity ring, platinum jewelry: Hi, Norma. I will attempt an answer but too many parts are missing to be able to be very accurate with certainty without testing the ring metals. As I understand it, jewelry items made in the UK must be tested and marked by one of the assay houses. Then,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: makers mark, gold hallmarks, e gold
gold hallmarks, e gold, precious metal: Hello Marlene and thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately I ve been unable to locate a mark such as you describe. I found CR inside a circle and diamond but no triangle. I also checked for CR and couldn t locate any mark in my resources. You don t say whether...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: making coral shiny, coral beads, tumbler
coral beads, tumbler, mediums: First... shine is a funstion of no scraches even microscpic.. a tumbler sounds like a good start to pursue before wheel polishing...Call Rio Crande in Albuqueqe New Mexico..they both sell tumbling mediums and have very skillfull help.. regards rolf...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: marking/letters on gold coloured charm, keady, chrissy
keady, chrissy, hallmark: Hi Chrissy , While its not my area of expertise , I have had similar questions like this , and have done some research on them. It would be that the charms are stamped 14KPB meaning 14k gold plated base metal . Often these charms are made this way...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: markings inside ring, synthetic diamond, gemologist
synthetic diamond, gemologist, zales: First call Zales...second go to a Gemologist with it... make sure it is not Moisenite a synthetic diamond... also keep the stone in your sight...if it is valuable and they know you dont know there are cases where stones are switched..you can also call GIA...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: markings on ring, genuine diamonds, deliberate fraud
genuine diamonds, deliberate fraud, fraud department: Dear Lee, Thanks for the question. Your information is pretty clear judging from the many pieces of jewelry I have seen made in China. The Chinese are adept at producing fine items and poor items, all depending on the supervision and qualities required....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: marks on cross, mark thanks, pure gold
mark thanks, pure gold, 18 karat: Mark, thanks for the fine photo. The photo makes a huge difference since jewelry is such a visual thing and words often do not tell the entire story. I would say the 140 AR has to do with the manufacturer of the cross while the 750 tells the quality of...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: opal bracelet, lobster clasp, opal fields
lobster clasp, opal fields, white cliffs: Hello Anita , thanks for your question , Its always difficult with assessment online , images are difficult to assess stones and jewelry , the style looks consistant with 40- 50s but I could be really wrong with that , the stones may be white cliffs opal...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Palladium Questions, gold alloy, platinum family
gold alloy, platinum family, stone settings: Hi, Luke. This is an excellent question. Let me ask you a question for yourself: Why are you considering palladium for the ring? This is not a criticism of the metal but simply my curiosity. I can see the appeal of a platinum family metal which comes...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: paint silver or metal or plate jewlery, metal paint, craft stores
metal paint, craft stores, jewlery: Hello Jasmin and thank you for your inquiry. You can get metal paint from art and craft stores but most of it requires lacquering after painting. Be sure you don t want to sell or use the pieces as vintage, however, as painting them will reduce their vintage...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: pin, flower brooch, bench jeweler
flower brooch, bench jeweler, seed pearls: Dena, Thanks for the question. The markings on your brooch follow exactly the legal requirements for marking gold in the USA. If the item has a stamp for the metal quality then the maker must put its mark near the metal stamp. The 585 is an internationally...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: question on gem stone, high quality digital, gem material
high quality digital, gem material, gemologist: Hello, You would need to take a sample of the gem material and have a gemologist identify it and the same for your sapphire. Pictures may work if you want to send me a picture of both. Good high quality digital pictures. Regards, Steven D.Cove...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Red gold, gold question, jewelry art
gold question, jewelry art, bright colour: Follow up--------------------------------------Last from Thomas--------------------------------- Izaak, the photo is showing a wonderful ring with beautiful pattern. I am certainly pleased I was able to help you complete this difficult project. To know...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Removing adhesive from gold tone watch, deployment clasp, rubber cement
deployment clasp, rubber cement, denatured alcohol: Carol, thanks for the question and the fine photo. Photos always help since much of jewelry is a visual thing. In this case it tells me the brand of the watch and yes, that helps since I know the gold plate is more durable than some less costly brands. ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Repairing Stainless Steel Cross, arc welders, jewelry shops
arc welders, jewelry shops, paste flux: Justin you have pretty well figured out the problems of this repair but maybe I can help. I will give it a try with no guarantee, of course. : ) You are correct about jewelers not wanting to work with stainless steel, or carbon steel, or aluminum or several...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: RING STAMP, jewelry maker, metal quality
jewelry maker, metal quality, national gold: Eric, thanks for the question. Your ring is stamped as is legally required by the National Gold and Silver Stamping Act, put into effect in 1981. From that, I would say the 10k means the ring is made of 10 karat gold and the RJW is the mark of the manufacturer....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: RINGS, call jewelers, 3 rings
call jewelers, 3 rings, jeweler: Dear Angela, at the bottom of the page below your question is a place ATTACH IMAGE. Click that and a place opens up where you can attach a picture. I suggest the photo be no larger than 800 pixels wide. If you do not see the ATTACH IMAGE, look around on...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring Sizeing, ring sizeing, lodi ca
ring sizeing, lodi ca, enough god: Christy, see the bottom for added information from today, 10-22-09. QUESTION: Hello, My name is Christy and I have a silver Onex ring that I just love and I need to enlarge the size from about a size 7 to nine. I have little saudering experience but...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: resizing/hallmark, dear eloise, plain bands
dear eloise, plain bands, band changes: Dear Eloise, I wish this removal of the markings had not happened and can understand the value of such. A jeweler should use all possible and reasonable means to avoid damage or defacing of hallmarks and makers marks when sizing a ring. You know how...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring question, ill answer, kp
ill answer, kp, 14kp: Hi Mike , thanks for your question , this is not my field , but I recently answered a question similar so Ill answer this one. KP means its 14 k gold plated magic -glo is a some kind of plating treatment. If they were nice sapphires , one wouldnt make...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: rock, rocks and minerals, pennys
rocks and minerals, pennys, thousands of dollars: HI RYAN, THE ANSWER TO THOSE TWO QUESTIONS FILL MANY MANY BOOKS. MINERALS ARE WORTH PENNYS TO THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THE RARER THE PRETTIER THE BETTER THE SHAPE AND COLOR ALL ARE FACTORS IN DETERMINING VALUE. THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO GET A BOOK ON LOCAL...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Silver Cuff Braclet Stamp, sterling silver cuff, jewelry retailer
sterling silver cuff, jewelry retailer, jewelry manufacturer: Hello Monique and thank you for your inquiry. I have been unable to locate a D/T Emery as a jewelry manufacturer or designer, however I did locate a jewelry retailer with this name and their link is listed below. Just copy and paste it into your browser address...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Silver Smelting, chennai india, gold dealers
chennai india, gold dealers, quality stamp: HI AGAIN, YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE IN YOUR AREA THAT REFINES GOLD AND SILVER. I M SORRY I DON T KNOW ANYONE THAT CAN DO IT IN INDIA. THERE ARE GOLD DEALERS EVERYWHERE IN INDIA START ASKING THEM. THEY WILL WANT TO DO IT FOR YOU AND MAKE A PROFIT. TRY...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: smoked diamond, diamond cutter, coloured stones
diamond cutter, coloured stones, covey: Hi, Yes I am aware of jewelers burning the surface of diamonds. They are carbon after all. However a diamond cutter would have to be employed to do this job. I do know cutters in Los Angeles California. I could put you in touch with them if you are...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: smoked diamond, nuclear radiation, quality stone
nuclear radiation, quality stone, resposibility: HI AGAIN KATE, YOU SHOULD SUGGEST THIS REMEDY TO THE JEWELER. HE S TAKING A CHANCE THAT THEY WOULD LOOK THE SAME BUT FOR A REPLACEMENT PAIR THERE WOULD BE NO DOUBT. IF THE STONE IS SMOKED THEN YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO REPOLISH. HOW MUCH OF A REPOLISH DEPENDS...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: stone setting..., drilling holes, bench press
drilling holes, bench press, foredom: hello jesse..I dont quite understand why you need epoxy if you are drilling holes.. I know drilling correctly can be dificult..I suggest a Foredom dril not a dremel and the small bench press that holds the drill...call Rio Grande in Alberquequi NM they...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Taxco Mexican Silver Bracelet, eagle mark, silver bracelet
eagle mark, silver bracelet, hallmarks: Hello Janice and thank you for your inquiry. According to Billie Hougart s book on Mexican silver the words Taxco and Sterling were used during the first half of the 20th century. Sometimes and maker s initials were used, sometimes not. The eagle mark was...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Tumbling Larimar for Cabachons, peanut shells, cow bone
peanut shells, cow bone, baking soda: sorry I know so little on tumbling...try calling Rio Grande in Albuquerque NM...there are so many mediums to use in a tumbler but their experts may know the best...having said that i think just normal hand grinding and polishing will get you just what you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: training for jewelry, revere academy, jewel cad
revere academy, jewel cad, howard academy: Dear Meera, I thank you for this interesting question. The most interesting part is the effort you have made in education to be proficient in this jewelry industry. (You will note the spelling of jewellery as is correct in the United Kingdom form of English...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: watch fobs, running deer, hello bill
running deer, hello bill, crosspiece: Hello Bill and thank you for your inquiry. I m afraid I can t help you much as watch fobs are not my specialty. Yours sounds very nice and could be a hunting fob. I have listed a site below that has some information and also a forum where you might list your...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold necklace, white gold necklace, jewelry repair
white gold necklace, jewelry repair, seventy pounds: Terrence, any skilled jeweler who does jewelry repair work should be able to repair the necklace. White gold is repaired using a brazing material (gold solder) formulated for white gold. The necklace can certainly be repaired, at substantially less loss than...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 18 k White Gold, Palladium or Platinum, lustre color, gold palladium
lustre color, gold palladium, gold alloys: Crystal, I answered a question similar to this one a while back. If I can find it on the net I will use the follow-up option to send you a copy as supplemental information to what I say here today. To get right to the truth of it all, let s make some direct...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 9ct "solid gold nuggets", gold nugget, gold nuggets
gold nugget, gold nuggets, solid gold: Juanita, unfortunately I am not familiar with the legal allowances in describing gold items in Australia. I do know the standards for marking jewelry items is rather strict. Generally overall the term solid gold infers a high karat(you use ct and we...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Antique ring, triangle shape, jewelry appraiser
triangle shape, jewelry appraiser, black onyx: Hello Jackie and thank you for your inquiry. I apologize for the delay - computer problems. Your ring sounds very pretty and your description leads me to believe possibly 1940 s. It would be difficult to determine an origin with just the 14K and triangle....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Appraisers, sarasota area, professional appraiser
sarasota area, professional appraiser, englewood fl: Hello Laura and thank you for your inquiry. The only professional appraiser I know in Central Florida is Renis Paton at Heritage Estate Sales. Her website is listed below and you can copy and paste the url into your browser address field and hit enter: ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Authenticity of Trifari vintage rhinestone dangle earrings, trifari jewelry, research ideas
trifari jewelry, research ideas, browser address: Hello Anne and thank you for your inquiry. I am not an expert on Trifari jewelry, but I can give you some research ideas. Following is a website with pictures of the various Trifari marks. Just copy and paste it into your browser address field and hit enter:...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: agate, covey, specimen
covey, specimen, clue: Hi, I am not sure what you mean identify it. It does look like a nice agate specimen. I am not sure what else can be said other than where it came from which I would not have a clue, it could come from anywhere in the world. Sorry I could not be of...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: alexandrite, genuine stone, happy hunting
genuine stone, happy hunting, colored stones: Hi Jenny, You are in luck. NYC is one of the best places in the country for gems. What you need to do is look through the yellow pages for stone dealers that sell to the public and start calling to see who has alexandrite in stock. Make a day or two to...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Bracelet, sterling jewelry, black diamonds
sterling jewelry, black diamonds, hello bill: Hello Carol and thank you for your inquiry. What a nice find ! This mark Thailand A925 does indicate the bracelet is sterling. Thailand is known mainly for their beautiful sterling jewelry and they do use precious stones as well as CZ s and rhinestones....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Broach (silver i believe ) maybe whit gold, jewelry appraiser, reg2
jewelry appraiser, reg2, browser address: Hello Lottie and thank you for your inquiry. It would be difficult to tell much about the brooch without a visual of the piece and the hallmark. The REG2 could be British. If you know anything about the origins of the brooch, possibly where it was purchased...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Brooch Cameo Painted, brooch, cameo
brooch, cameo, clue: HI TERR, I M SORRY BUT I WOULD NEED TO SEE THIS PIECE IN PERSON TO GIVE YOU ANY SPECIFIC INFO. I DO KNOW IT IS NOT A TRUE CAMEO IF IT IS NOT MADE FROM A SINGLE PIECE OF SHELL OR ONYX. I HAVE SEARCHED FOR THAT DESIGN And can t i.d. it either. SORRY FOR THE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: where to buy an ethcial diamond, canadian diamond, aboriginal lands
canadian diamond, aboriginal lands, aboriginal land: HI TANJA, HOW ABOUT A CANADIAN DIAMOND? ONE OF THE BIGGEST PRODUCERS OF DIAMOND TODAY IS CANADA. THEY ARE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE BUT GAURANTEED ETHICAL. THEY ARE ENGRAVED WITH THE POLAR BEAR MADE IN CANADA SIGN ON THE GIRDLE AND INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Costume Jewelry, lady remington, costume jewelry
lady remington, costume jewelry, buffalo ny: Hello Cindy and thank you for your inquiry. You don t indicate whether the piece is vintage or newer manufacturer but the only vintage LR I could locate is Levin Ring Company in Buffalo NY c. 1935. Another LR was Lady Remington c. 1986 which is now Lia Sophia....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: confused, mineral world, mineral crystal
mineral world, mineral crystal, gemstone: Hello, Gemstone material is distinguished by its natural beauty when cut and polished. Clear crystals of any type are fairly rare in the mineral world except for quartz which is fairly common. However good amethyst is not so common for example. Any stone...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: costume jewelry, oval shape, costume jewelry
oval shape, costume jewelry, lisner: Hello Cindy and thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this happens when some jewelry ages. The metal does become brittle - easy to break and difficult to repair. You might try watching some of the ebay.com auctions for something similar. Use Lisner in their...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: is my crucifix 14KG?, crucifix, quality mark
crucifix, quality mark, current market: Mary, jewelry is being manufactured in many countries in the current market. Turkey is exporting a lot of jewelry to other countries such as the USA. Pendants are often stamped on the bail or portion which goes to the neck chain. It seems that is the case...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Diamond vs Cubic Zirconia, scratch glass, gray shades
scratch glass, gray shades, cubic zirconia: HI JEFF, CZ DOES NOT FLOAT IN WATER. DIAMOND HAS A AFFINITY FOR OIL OR GREASE AND WILL GET A DULL LOOK TO IT IF NOT CLEANED REGULARLY. ALL THE OTHER TESTS YOU MENTION THE FOG TEST, THE LIGHT TEST, SCRATCH GLASS TEST ETC. CAN BE DONE WITH A CZ AS WELL AS...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Discolored gold and platinum, mild dish detergent, household ammonia
mild dish detergent, household ammonia, vinegar solution: Hi, Janet. I believe you have some backing up to do, perhaps wishing you had not soaked the jewelry in the vinegar solution. Where did you hear this was a good thing to do, perhaps something someone else suggested? The best home cleaner for jewelry...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Dress studs marking, dress studs, rabbit trail
dress studs, rabbit trail, html jan: Dear Jan, Thank you for this question. Unfortunately, the answer will be not directly to the meaning since the mark SIL is not a recognized mark for metal quality and if a maker s mark, that is a rabbit trail to research. The following website provides...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond necklace, natural diamonds, jewelry case
natural diamonds, jewelry case, gold diamonds: HI CYNTHIA, REALLY A GREAT STORY AND YOU MUST KEEP ALL THE WORK AND INVESTIGATIONS YOU VE DONE WITH ALL THE PIECES. THESE TYPES OF DUE DILLIGENCE GREATLY ENHANCES THE VALUES OF MANY PIECES. I WISH I COULD HAVE GIVEN YOU MORE INFO. REALLY A GREAT PLEASURE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: drilling holes in agates, onyz and jaspers, diamond drill bit, diamond drills
diamond drill bit, diamond drills, drilling holes: http://www.alpha-supply.com/diamond-tools-diamond-tools-diamond-drills-triple-ripple-drills/ Hi, Above is a company that sells these type of bits. They are more aggressive and last longer in my experience of trying different types. Hope this helps...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Earrings, little pearls, faux pearls
little pearls, faux pearls, lens cloth: Hello Jody and thank you for your inquiry. Your earrings sound lovely. Unfortunately, without more information, I can t really add to your description. If you can make out the signature, we can check for designer production years. If you believe they may be...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Elgin pocket watch, elgin pocket watch, elgin watches
elgin pocket watch, elgin watches, winter park florida: Hello Mary and thank you for your inquiry. I m not a watch collector but can refer you to an antique shop in Winter Park, Florida - just north of Orlando. The proprietor is Hardy Hudson and the Antiques on the Avenue shop is located on Park Avenue in Winter...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: engagement ring, princess cut diamond, diamond grading
princess cut diamond, diamond grading, vs2: HI JASON, I WOULD ESTIMATE A VERY GOOD PRINCESS CUT H, COLOR VS2 DIAMOND WOULD RUN ANYWHERE FROM $3500 TO AS HIGH AS $7,000 PER CARAT. DEPENDING ON WHERE AND HOW MANY YOU BUY. WHOLESALE MEMO TO A RETAILER RUNS THE RETAILER ABOUT $3500/CT AND FULL RETAIL...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Fidelio gold watch value, raymond weil fidelio, watch collectors
raymond weil fidelio, watch collectors, approximate value: Hello Jean and thank you for your inquiry. I referred the inquirer to the following website that had similar watches for comparison: http://www.thewatchery.com/Watches.asp?Brand=24&Gender=All&source=google Just copy and paste the above url into your...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: alexandrite, google, email
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: alexandrite, google, email

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond necklace, digital camera
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond necklace, digital camera

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Looking for Buyers to Sell your Jewelry, sri lankan gems, state gem
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Looking for Buyers to Sell your Jewelry, sri lankan gems, state gem, lapidary

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: makers mark, gold wedding band, goshen new york
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: makers mark, gold wedding band, goshen new york, ostby barton

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: mens signet ring, 24 carat gold, carat weight
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: mens signet ring, 24 carat gold, carat weight, gold alloy

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: mine run emerald cleaning, emeralds, luster
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: mine run emerald cleaning, emeralds, luster, clarity

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage Tiffany Brooch, tiffany piece, tiffany rose
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage Tiffany Brooch, tiffany piece, tiffany rose, tiffany and company

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold Bracelet, william vogt, search ebay
william vogt, search ebay, glasgow scotland: Thank you for your inquiry. By your description, your item was probably made in Birmingham, England (anchor mark). The 375 means it is 9ct gold and the S&P would be the manufacturers name. The letter G would indicate the year. I have listed a site below that...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold filled quality marking, platinum alloys, percentage purity
platinum alloys, percentage purity, sterling gold: Michael, metal quality marks vary somewhat from country to country and I am not an expert on markings for other countries. The precious metal markings for sterling, gold and platinum alloys are fairly clear cut in the UK and in the USA. With gold filled,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold Ladies Watch, pure gold, ladies watch
pure gold, ladies watch, karat gold: HI MAUREEN, WELL IN THE U.K. IT IS CONSIDERED REAL GOLD. THE 9K STAMP SAYS IT IS 9 KARAT GOLD MADE IN ITALY WHICH IS NOT CONSIDERED REAL GOLD IN THE U.S. 24 KARAT IS PURE GOLD, 100%. 9K IS 38%, 14K IS 57.5% AND 18K IS 75% PURE GOLD. NICE WATCH. ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold ring with red jewell in it ?, gemologist, browser address
gemologist, browser address, address field: Hello Brittany and thank you for your inquiry. Your ring is very pretty but unfortunately I have been unable to decipher the markings. I believe it may be gold and suggest that you have it assessed by a gemologist who can also identifiy the stone for you....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold Testers, grandmothers ring, pawn shop
grandmothers ring, pawn shop, gold tester: I answered this before...? sorry I am not familiar with a gold testing ,achine... the acid method does not really scratch your ring...just the smallest rub on a soft stone leaves a mark on the stone..the acid is then put on the stone and by the color will...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold testing, electronic units, electronic unit
electronic units, electronic unit, covey: Hi, You may want to look into the electronic units jewelers use to test the quality of gold. http://scales-n-tools.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=10&gclid=CPTQuJj4pZ4CFQgtawodThFGmg Here are some testing kits and a electronic unit. Regards,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold enquiry, kt gold, jewelry supply
kt gold, jewelry supply, gold bracelet: HI CARLOS, IF IT IS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT PROBABLY IS. A 14K STAMP CAN BE HAD FROM ANY JEWELRY SUPPLY HOUSE SO THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY TELL IS TO HAVE THE GOLD TESTED. GOLD IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH AND EXPECTED TO GO HIGHER SO THERE IS A LOT OF FRAUD GOING...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold ring, detective work, thanks giving day
detective work, thanks giving day, thanks for your patience: Dear Barbara, I must ask you to be patient for a day. We are getting right into the middle of Thanksgiving stuff and it will be a day before I can answer. This question puzzles me because you bring in some elements not expected, such as it happens when it...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: goldplating too gold, gold plating solution, gold solutions
gold plating solution, gold solutions, plating solutions: Hi, Lin. This is a good question. But, I don t think my answer will be the most pleasing to you. I have to tell you how it is and be straight up honest in my answers. Generally, a local jeweler will have only one or perhaps two choices of gold plating...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Horn Lacquer, clear lacquer, humid country
clear lacquer, humid country, spray cans: Finola, what you will need is a lacquer made for metals. A colorless lacquer for wood might work but will perhaps not be so durable. These lacquers come in spray cans and in containers as does paint. The spray cans are the easiest and neatest to use. ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Identifying a ring, art nuveau, jewelry appraiser
art nuveau, jewelry appraiser, art deco: Hello Bryony and thank you for your inquiry. It would be difficult for me to tell you much without first seeing and deciphering the hallmark. I have listed a site below that should be of some help to you. It lists all the world hallmarks (or most of them)...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: How to identify real stones, green beryl, gem world
green beryl, gem world, gem material: HI VISHAL, THERE ARE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF WAYS TO IDENTIFY REAL GEM STONES. AND MOST ARE DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER. EACH TYPE OF GEM MATERIAL HAS ITS OWN SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT WILL POSITIVELY IDENTIFY IT. THERE ARE SOME GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Jostens jewelry, gemologist appraiser, josten
gemologist appraiser, josten, jostens: Tracy, the only way to get the ring properly appraised is to take it to a certified gemologist appraiser. You may fear leaving it with someone else for the time required to have the appraisal done but that is truly the only way. Take a look at this website...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: kopics, correct spelling, artist supplies
correct spelling, artist supplies, bernardine: Hello Larry and thank you for your inquiry. I have not heard of a stone similar to jade with the spelling Kopic or any other similar spelling. The only other names I know are jadeite and nephrite. Below is a good site about jade that you may find interesting....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: kopics, correct spelling, many stones
correct spelling, many stones, earrings: HI LARRY, I AM IN THAILAND RIGHT NOW AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING TO ME. WHERE DID YOU BUY THIS KOPIC ? IS IT A NATURAL STONE? OR IS IT A MANMADE SUBSTANCE? THERE ARE MANY STONES AND MATERIALS THAT ARE USED TO IMITATE JADE I M SORRY BUT I...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Looking for Buyers to Sell your Jewelry, jewelry line, jewelry business
jewelry line, jewelry business, own jewelry: HI GABBY, LOTS OF PHONE CALLS AND SHOE LEATHER WILL GET YOU SOME CONTACTS. DO JEWELRY SHOWS WHERE BUYERS GO TO BUY FOR DIFFERENT SEASONS. MAKE A PLAN AND STICK TO IT. MANUFACTURERS ATTEND AND HAVE THEIR OWN SHOWS AS WELL AND YOU CAN CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Lustrium, stainless steel rings, nickel chromium
stainless steel rings, nickel chromium, chromium metal: Sam, this is an excellent question. Although I do not know the density (specific gravity) of lustrium™, the nickel/chromium metal used by Josten s for less costly class and fraternal rings, I do have enough information to answer the question. The average...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Manufacturers marking on gold ring, design mags, 14k gold ring
design mags, 14k gold ring, jewelry design: HI GERRIE, SOUNDS LIKE A TERRIFIC DESIGN AND IS REMINISCENT OF MANY NEW DESIGNS. THE CM IS MORE THAN LIKELY THE MFG. STAMP AND COULD REPRESENT ANY COMPANY WITH THE INITIALS CM. I AM NOT SPECIFICALLY FARMILIAR WITH THE MFG. OF THIS DESIGN, BUT IF YOU CHECK...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Markings on Sapphire Bracelet, banks and biddle, bailey banks and biddle
banks and biddle, bailey banks and biddle, dear bill: Hello Cindy and thank you for your inquiry. I imagine BBB does use outside individual designers for some of their items and most of the time (unfortunately) they retail it using just the designers name. They don t realize the importance of having their mark...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: makers mark, gold marks, eagle head
gold marks, eagle head, american gold: Hello Mark and thank you for your inquiry. Most American gold marks will carry a karat number and mark i.e. 14K but foreign countries used hallmarks as well to indicate their assay information. I ve listed a website below that has a lot of hallmarks and you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: makers marks, mystery letters, diamond shape
mystery letters, diamond shape, jewelry company: Hello Kimberly and thank you for your inquiry. The only thing similar I can come up with for those letters would be Trifari and that is a costume jewelry company founded in 1924. They did not, however, make any gold jewelry that I am aware of. They did make...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: markings on back of cameo, shell cameos, cameo pin
shell cameos, cameo pin, online auctions: Hello Linda and thank you for your inquiry. You don t say if your cameo is stone, glass or shell, but if it is shell it could be the maker or designer mark. Most shell cameos were carved in Italy. Many cameos were carved in the likeness of mythological figures,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: melting gold, melting gold, gold claw
melting gold, gold claw, refined gold: ..if you want to do this yourself.. first you need a high temp torch ..I think 2,500 degrees.. this requires 2 tanks and there not cheap nor is the torch...and again you need special large tip ..not small soldering torch...then you need crucible..and small...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: mens signet ring, mens signet ring, family crest
mens signet ring, family crest, fineness: Hello Vicki and thank you for your inquiry. A signet ring is a ring with a flat table or face that bears an inscription of a coat of arms, family crest, or some other type of insignia or monogram. Previously used with wax to place a seal on documents. The...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: minature silver, antique appraiser, antique value
antique appraiser, antique value, silver box: HI PETER, YOUR COLLECTION SOUNDS INTERESTING. I CAN T TELL YOU MUCH ABOUT THEM WITHOUT EXAMINING THEM. I WOULD NEED TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY MARKINGS OR STAMPS OR INSCRIPTIONS. DOES ANYONE IN THE FAMILY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM? HAVE YOU RESEARCHED SIMILAR...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Name of jeweler, glass bead necklace, quality costume jewelry
glass bead necklace, quality costume jewelry, aurora borealis: Hello Goldie and thank you for your inquiry. Hobe jewelry has long been an important design and manufacturing company in high quality costume jewelry. I have listed their website below and you can copy and paste the url into your browser address field and...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Natural Pearls, fresh water pearls, natural pearls
fresh water pearls, natural pearls, freshwater pearls: Hi Jeff , well actually Pearl are not my speciality , Opal is , but they go well together and I know a little about them enough to answer your question in part . These appear to be fresh water pearls. Natural . I would not think them to be too valuable....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: I need to ask about my jade bangle, dear madam, jade world
dear madam, jade world, gemologist: Hello Anelis and thank you for your inquiry. You have two nicely carved jade bangles. It is difficult to tell much about the quality without a hands-on examination, so I would suggest that you take them to a gemologist for positive grade information. Below...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: nice piece of jewelry, gemologists, covey
gemologists, covey, gems: Hi, The 925 has something to do with the type of metal exactly what I am not sure. The gems or minerals I would have to see to give an opinion. Call around to some of your local jewelers. Some of them of GIA gemologists on board. They could look at...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Old Sterling Crystal Pendant, four leaf clover, sterling pendants
four leaf clover, sterling pendants, current market value: Hello Kathy and thank you for your inquiry. What an unusual pendant ! Large pendants like this were worn more in Europe than the states, I believe. The GM mark is not on my list of American Manufacturers except for Gorham Elmwood Manufacturers, known mostly...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: When an old ring gets polished......, jewelry shop, gold ring
jewelry shop, gold ring, shank: Wendy, this is a very appropriate question. You see, I have not had many questions on this web site about polishing removing metal from the jewelry but have certainly been asked this in person at my work. Those at my work generally asked prior to the work...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: opal, financial collapse, matching pairs
financial collapse, matching pairs, local designers: Hi Vinney, Yes , my father concurs, that this is most likely shell from Coober Pedy ( bi-valve ) . Miners dont find many there much anymore (at a location called Shellpatch ) so its value for replacement adds to its intrinsic value.Have a look at this...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Pink Sapphires and Sparex Acid, pink sapphires, undergraduate exhibition
pink sapphires, undergraduate exhibition, true culprit: Erin, you have intrigued but likely stumped me on this one. Please be kind in any rating you might submit! Normally, I would reject a question when I have no direct answer. However, your situation may take a bit of detective work. Sparex is sodium bisulfate,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Plating a metal ring, grey color, base layers
grey color, base layers, costume jewelry: Grace, I understand the value of this costume jewelry ring to you. Yes, it does help represent a very significant part of your life. Unfortunately, that first word in this sentence answers it all. Plating base metal with silver is difficult and certainly...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: pearl enhancer findings, lapidary journal, line catalogs
lapidary journal, line catalogs, jewelry artist: Rita, I certainly appreciate you question and my imagination shows a fine piece of jewelry when all is done. Quite honestly, locating nice findings like you want is not easy unless you are in the business and have access to vendors who sell only to verified...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: problem with settings catching, jeweler, authenticity
jeweler, authenticity, good luck: Hello Ann and thank you for your inquiry. If I were you, I would either take the ring back (depending on your purchase policy) and state that you are not satisfied with it. If you like it and are determined to keep it, have it appraised and tested for quality...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: prongs, watchdog group, benefit of the doubt
watchdog group, benefit of the doubt, hi mary: HI MARY, PRONGS DON T LAST FOREVER BUT THEY SURE SHOULD LAST MORE THAN A YEAR OF NORMAL WEAR. WEARING THEM WHEN YOU SLEEP DOES CAUSE A LITTLE EXTRA WEAR BUT NOT ENOUGH TO NOTICE. AFTER ALL YOU WORE IT FOR 35 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEMS. THEY ARE JERKING YOU...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: question regarding diamond, crystal lattice, natural diamonds
crystal lattice, natural diamonds, synthetic diamond: HI JOY, IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS A SERIES OF QUESTIONS FOR A CLASS IN DIAMONDS. GRAINING IN DIAMONDS IS CAUSED BY A DISTORTION IN THE CRYSTAL LATTICE WHEN THE DIAMOND CRYSTAL IS FORMING. THE CAUSES ARE MANY, HEAT, PRESSURE, ANOTHER CRYSTAL FORMING IN THE SAME...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: question regarding gems, synthetic gems, synthetic diamonds
synthetic gems, synthetic diamonds, quality diamond: hi do not know the answer to first question.. the good synthetic diamonds such as Moisenit require a special refractory tool..other wise you will NOT know the difference from a real diamond and they cost only %20 or less of same size and quality diamond.....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: question regarding topaz, refractive index, covey
refractive index, covey, topaz: Hi Joy, Sorry for not answering your other questions. Your questions belong in a class room. Mostly what I talk about are about cutting gemstones. I do not believe you can identify topaz by a loupe. However if you have cut a lot of these from the rough...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Raw cut Amethyst, raw cut, wales uk
raw cut, wales uk, spiritual connection: Hi, I have looked around and it seems large amethyst is not the easiest to find. However you might want to consider making your cross by amethyst inlay instead. A frame work made of silver or what ever metal then inlay large pieces it would not look exactly...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring Markings, gold butterfly, butterfly ring
gold butterfly, butterfly ring, gold content: HI ALLISON, THE 10KP STANDS FOR 10 KARAT PLUMB GOLD. THIS WAS A RESULT OF YEARS OF SHORTTHE GOLD CONTENT BY MODERN MANUFACTURERS. THE TERM PLUMB MEANS IT IS ACTUALLY 10 KARAT GOLD AND NOT 9.8 KARAT GOLD. THE OTHER MAKINGS ARE THE MFG. STYLE AND CODE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring Marks, legal recourse, carat weight
legal recourse, carat weight, jewelry gold: Thea, thanks for this fine question. Nowadays, it seems more and more people are concerned with the markings stamped into jewelry. Generally, items for export to another country such as from China to the USA are by law supposed to carry markings accepted...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Rubys, gem lab, auction houses
gem lab, auction houses, rubys: HI KEVIN, DEPENDS ON HOW LONG YOU CAN WAIT TO GET THE MONEY. FIRST OF ALL YOU NEED TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THEIR VALUE IS. HAVE THEM APPRAISED FOR FAIR MARKET VALUE AND THIS WILL GIVE A STARTING POINT. MANY RETAILERS WILL SELL ON CONSIGNMENT AND MANY AUCTION...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring, carat diamond ring, 1 carat diamond
carat diamond ring, 1 carat diamond, serial number: Sorry can t help you on price but get a couple quotes minimum.. here is another thing to concider..if the diamond is valuable...always keep it in your sight so there is no chance it is switched on you..or you can send it to the GIA in Carlsbad Ca..and...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring marking, arrow, sally
arrow, sally, gold electroplate: Hello Barbara and thank you for your inquiry. The mark 18K THGE would mean the gold is thick hard gold electroplate. The U with an arrow is probably the manufacturer. So far I have not been able to locate that particular mark. Hope this helps and enjoy your...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring marks, pure gold, sterling silver
pure gold, sterling silver, white gold: Tina, thanks for this question. Generally the markings in the UK are quite specific, if the item is hallmarked there. Yet, there is no mystery to a 750 marking. This is the numerical mark for 18kt(or ct depending on side of the Atlantic!). The number...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: rough amber, propane torch, polish agent
propane torch, polish agent, rough piece: Hello, You can shape amber with sand paper starting with a rough grit say 100 then refine the shape using 180 then 220 then 400 then 600 then 1200 mesh. The polish will need to be done with a jewelers buffing machine using a polish agent used to polish...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: mine run emerald cleaning, rough emeralds, baking soda
rough emeralds, baking soda, soapy water: Hello, Try some clear mineral oil to soak them in. I use one called crystal lube, I use it to polish stones. http://www.sfjssantafe.com/items.php?Gid=511&ItemSet=&DepId= this link is one source their are others. Good luck, Steven D.Cove...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Sterling Silver Bracelet, sterling silver bracelet, sterling bracelets
sterling silver bracelet, sterling bracelets, producer name: Hello Gail and thank you for your inquiry. The 925 in a circle does mean that your bracelet is sterling silver but determining the age is difficult since you don t mention any other markings or hallmarks. The AL could be part of a producer name, but I haven...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: sapphire - ethical?, synthetic diamonds, gem trade
synthetic diamonds, gem trade, eye sight: Hi.. I don t know all the areas sapphires are mined...I know Thailand produced beautiful sapphires,,Do you know about synthetic diamonds...they are called moisenite.. regardless of what jewelers ay..they can not be detected by just eye sight and require...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: bracelet marks, american jewelry manufacturers, copper colour
american jewelry manufacturers, copper colour, american copper: Hello Jennifer - I have difficulty reading the mark in the picture. Since your bracelet is costume jewelry, you might want to check out your local library for books on costume jewelry marks. There are several good ones on the market - American Jewelry Manufacturers...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: topaz ring marking, topaz crystal, crystal ring
topaz crystal, crystal ring, jewelry store: Hello Bonita and thank you for your inquiry. This may be the way the manufacturer catalogues his items. Unless you have the manufacturers name and can check with them about the mark, it will be difficult to find out much more information. If you purchased...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: how do u know, conveyor belts, refractive index
conveyor belts, refractive index, electronic devices: Hi, Diamonds have really sharp facet junctions due to the hardness of the stone. Softer stones can be not as sharp. If you fog a diamond with your breath it vanishes instantly. This is due to the fact diamonds will not get wet. This fact is used in...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: unsigned chanel snakeskin bangle, chanel jewelry, jewelry appraiser
chanel jewelry, jewelry appraiser, certified jewelry: Hello Amy and thank you for your inquiry. To positively authentic your bracelet since it is not signed would require a valuation by a certified jewelry appraiser - estate jewelry appraiser preferably. You could probably get a referral from your local antique...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Value of flourite/ other rock, mineral specimens, mineral samples
mineral specimens, mineral samples, pawnbroker: HI CAOLEAN, FLOURITE IN GENERAL IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO PAWNSHOPS. BUT I M SURE THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS. THERE ARE PROBABLY PAWNSHOPS THAT ACCEPT MINERAL SAMPLES FOR PAWN IN AREAS THAT ARE LIKE TUCSON AZ. WHAT IT MAY BE WORTH TO A PAWNBROKER IS ANYONES GUESS....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Victorian Champleve enamel 2 piece buckle, champleve enamel, current market value
champleve enamel, current market value, online auctions: Hello Sonia and thank you for your inquiry. Champleve enamel is beautiful but almost always suffers from age enamel wear. Perfect examples sell very high. Less than perfect pieces are often purchased by collectors to add to their variety but at much lower...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage lipstick cases, laura m mueller, lipstick cases
laura m mueller, lipstick cases, search ebay: Hello Kim and thank you for your inquiry. There are avid vanity compact and packaging collectors that wold probably be interested in your items. I ve been unable to find any exact matches except in sets combined with a compact. You are right in that they are...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage Tiffany Brooch, louis comfort tiffany, tiffany jewelry
louis comfort tiffany, tiffany jewelry, tiffany co: Hello Cat and thank you for your inquiry. Below is the best site I have found for Tiffany hallmarks. Just copy and paste it into your browser address field and hit enter: http://www.925-1000.com/Tiffany_Date_Code.html Next, when dealing with Tiffany...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Lustrium, nickel alloy, precious metals
nickel alloy, precious metals, gold class: Nancy, with the higher prices of precious metals traditionally used in class rings, manufacturers have developed substitute metals to provide a durable and attractive ring at a much lower price than charged for gold or silver. I have always thought gold...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedgwood cameos, wedgwood jewelry, decorative vase
wedgwood jewelry, decorative vase, ebay: Hello Angela and thank you for your inquiry. Your cameo is very pretty. Wedgewood used a lot of mythological and historical designs in their jewelry. There are some cameo books available that picture some of the designs, but I haven t been able to find your...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: weird old ring. maybe a seal.., signet ring, victorian ring
signet ring, victorian ring, online auctions: Hello Kaye and thank you for your inquiry. What you describe sounds like a signet ring but it is difficult to tell for sure without a visual of the piece. You might check it carefully for markings as to manufacturer or metal content. If there is none you should...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold brooch - tarnish?, white metals, buffing wheel
white metals, buffing wheel, wooden boxes: Ines, thanks for the question. I have unfortunately been delayed a day due to a problem with my computer firewall. Now, I am up and running again. : ) Thanks for the fine photograph. I see the tarnish very easily. I have seen white gold tarnish like...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold with platinum mount, white gold rings, yellowish tinge
white gold rings, yellowish tinge, mount judy: Judy, I would not shy away from the platinum setting. When a sturdy design, platinum prong settings are the most highly recommended for durability. The metal wears very well and will outlast white gold settings. As for a noticeable difference in color,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wooden engagement ring, jewelry experience, experience thanks
jewelry experience, experience thanks, prongs: Hi Thomas, I thinking about making a wooden engagement ring for my girlfriend and would like to mount a diamond. It seems like a stud earring would work well, but I just wanted to know if there is a better way of mounting a diamond. I m a skilled woodworker...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 14k gold ring, emerald ring, happy holidays
emerald ring, happy holidays, stampings: Brenda, the only part of the stampings for which I can provide help is the 14k, which is a legal marking for 14 karat gold used to make the ring. The ev2 is some sort of mark from the manufacturer, whether this is the actual maker s mark or another designation...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: what those 14k italy 3676 mean on a braclet, genuine hope, italian gold
genuine hope, italian gold, manufacturer number: Hello Johnny and thank you for your inquiry. The 14k would mean the piece is 14K gold. The 3676 is probably the design or manufacturer number. Just a note, most Italian gold is 18K so you might want to have the item professionally tested to insure it is genuine....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Antique Brass Bracelet, american jewelry manufacturers, cincinnati ohio
american jewelry manufacturers, cincinnati ohio, york c: Hello Melissa and thank you for your inquiry. Your bracelet sounds lovely. I did find a T inside an inverted triangle (or V that belonged to Thompson and Vogel in Cincinnati Ohio c. 1940 s and also a T inside a triangle that belonged to Totten and Sommer...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Antique Ruby Ring, natural ruby, ruby ring
natural ruby, ruby ring, approximate value: Hi, I would need a approx weight on the gold but I could guess and give you an idea on that. The ruby if natural and clean with good color would be the most value. It would have to be checked to make sure it is ruby and not spinel for example although...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Argentium staining fingers blue, silver alloy, answer god
silver alloy, answer god, suitable answer: --------Thomas is back------------------------------------------------- Pal, I am back at the computer now. I did some checking today and made a phone call trying to find out more of what might cause a bluish smudge on skin from argentium sterling silver....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Aztec Ring?, glass enamel, resin material
glass enamel, resin material, strange designs: Robert, I have to answer your kind comment because the allexperts machine will think I have a question left unattended! This will clear that. Thanks for the great photos..once again. From the side view, the top does look more like copper. Have wonderful...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: antique ring question, black onix, art nouveau style
black onix, art nouveau style, antique ring: Hello Richard and thank you for your inquiry. Your ring is very pretty. It appears to be in the Art Nouveau style. The letters AT could be a mark for the designer or manufacturer. I have not been able to identify the manufacturer as yet. If the ring is very...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Becoming a vendor for JTV, tucson gem show, qvc
tucson gem show, qvc, jtv: Hi Mathew, The only way to get to those buyers is to contact the channel and ask for their procedures to be a vendor for them. The way I got involved was by being in Thailand working on gem sales and they approached me. There is no best place to start...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: birthstone heart shaped locket bracelet ring set, jewelry section, heart shaped locket
jewelry section, heart shaped locket, vintage jewelry: HI PATRICIA, I WAS IN KMART YESTERDAY LOOKING AT THE JEWELRY AND THEY DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT ANYMORE. WHO MADE THESE LITTLE SETS IS UNKNOWN TO ME AND MOST OF KMARTS WORKERS. I WOULD SUGGEST LOOKING ON EBAY. THEY HAVE A VINTAGE JEWELRY SECTION THAT...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: bronze belt buckle, emperor napoleon, belt buckle
emperor napoleon, belt buckle, browser address: Hello Janice and thank you for your inquiry. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the authentic from the reproduction or fake buckles. I have seen the Napoleon mark on fake buckles. Here is a site that may give you some information. Just copy and paste it into...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Chocolate opals, Qld Boulder Opal, Lightning Ridge Black Opal
Qld Boulder Opal, Lightning Ridge Black Opal, Mexican Opal: Hi Michael, thanks for your question and seasons greetings to you . I have seen a few pieces of Ethiopian chocolate opal , interesting stuff. They can have some fire and flash.I have no info on the current value for them. Ethiopian Opal is not traded...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Class ring confusion, gold content, quality stamp
gold content, quality stamp, hi tommy: HI TOMMY, IF THERE IS NO QUALITY STAMP IN THE RING LIKE 10K OR 14K THEN IT IS PROBABLY NOT GOLD. THE BEST BET IS STILL BALFOUR JEWELRY, TRY CALLING THEM INSTEAD OF EMAIL. OTHER THAN THAT YOU KNOW AS MUCH AS I DO. YOU COULD GET IT TESTED FOR GOLD CONTENT...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Clossiene, paint stripper, trunk emblem
paint stripper, trunk emblem, browser address: Hello Michael and thank you for your inquiry. I am not familiar with the restoration process involved in cloisonne but I did find this website that might be able to help you: http://enamel-auto-badge-repair.com/ Just copy and paste the above url into...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Disney Castle charm, disney sleeping beauty, disney collectibles
disney sleeping beauty, disney collectibles, disney castle: Hello Lee and thank you for your inquiry. Disney collectibles are always popular. If your charm is marked gold you would need to find out the weight in grams and determine the price of gold for the gold value (changes daily). As far as dating the charm, you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond, dish soap, eightys
dish soap, eightys, kilz: Hi Jane, I am not familiar with goof off. I use acetone for that job. After getting the paint off I would use an old tooth brush and scrub the diamond this dawn dish soap and warm water. Then dry with soft cotton cloth. It should look shiny new. ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond bezel, sodium bisulfate, watch bezel
sodium bisulfate, watch bezel, cleveage: Tony, I have not ever heard of diamonds changing colors. As you know they are one of the most durable stones on earth. It is possible to burn them with a torch they are carbon after all. You can also break them because of the cleveage but only if you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond ring, platinum family, stone settings
platinum family, stone settings, happy holidays: Hi, Michelle. The normal markings for platinum include Platinum, Plat, and PT. When it is only an acceptable abbreviation for platinum such as shown, the metal is by law required to be 95% platinum. When the jewelry mix is another very common percent...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: F.M. Co. Locket, inner rings, quality stamp
inner rings, quality stamp, plastic coverings: HI JEANNETTE, PLEASE SEND A PICTURE TO ME SO I CAN SEE THE LOCKET. USUALLY THE INNER RINGS WILL HAVE THE QUALITY STAMP ON THEM FOR THE WHOLE PIECE. IF IT SAYS STERLING THEN IT IS 95% silver other quality marks are 90% and .999 fine. but a picture would...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Aztec Ring?, biker rings, web pages
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Aztec Ring?, biker rings, web pages

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: birthstone heart shaped locket bracelet ring set, granddaughters
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: birthstone heart shaped locket bracelet ring set, granddaughters

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: bronze belt buckle, buckles, insignia
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: bronze belt buckle, buckles, insignia, belt buckles

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Class ring confusion, balfour
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Class ring confusion, balfour

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Melting Silver ARound Gemstones, geode
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Melting Silver ARound Gemstones, geode

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Super glue removal, florist network, technology platform
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Super glue removal, florist network, technology platform, high technology

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Uncut emeralds and amethysts, air bubbles, yellowish brown
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Uncut emeralds and amethysts, air bubbles, yellowish brown, imperfections

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: firing raw diamond cubes, melting point of diamond, raw diamonds
melting point of diamond, raw diamonds, raw diamond: HI GAYLE, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE THAT YOU DID NOT GET REAL DIAMOND CUBES. THE MELTING POINT OF DIAMOND IS OVER 4,000 DEGREES CELCIUS. HOWEVER I HAVE SEEN NATURAL DIAMONDS GET SMOKED UNDER A JEWELERS TORCH AT MUCH LOWER TEMPS. SOME IMPERFECTIONS IN THE SURFACES...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold jewelry stamping, gold buyers, destructive method
gold buyers, destructive method, gold jewelry: Hello, It should have already been stamped. Who ever made the ring should have stamped it. As it is the ring should be tested to see what karat of gold it is, before it is stamped. Gold buyers can test it but make sure they do not use destructive method...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: italian ring markings, gold alloys, hello george
gold alloys, hello george, descrition: HELLO GEORGE, 375 IS INDEED THE STAMP FOR 9 KARAT GOLD. THE BH MAY BE A NUMBER OF THINGS. THERE IS INDEED BASE METAL IN ALL GOLD ALLOYS AND THIS COULD BE BRASS OR COPPER OR ANY OF A DOZEN OTHER METALS USED TODAY. SO THE OTHER 63% IS A BASE METAL OF...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: jewellers varnish, princess cut diamonds, varnish remover
princess cut diamonds, varnish remover, eternity ring: HI STEPH, FIRST OF ALL GET ANOTHER JEWELER. THEN GET SOME VARNISH REMOVER THAT WILL NOT HARM THE GOLD AND TRY SOAKING THE RING IN IT. YOU COULD ASK ANOTHER JEWELER TO RECOMMEND A SOLVENT TO DISSOLVE THE VARNISH. THEN TAKE IT TO A JEWELER THAT KNOWS WHAT...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: kiln firing stones, srs ltd, technical datasheet
srs ltd, technical datasheet, wax models: Hi, Shelly. Thanks for the question. The best I can say about how hot can it get is included in these two fine articles on the web. I could copy and paste but it is better for you to go and read this information. Please note, the sites are not about precious...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: US Market for heat-treated rubies, carat sizes, electric furnaces
carat sizes, electric furnaces, chemical compounds: dear teers... I am sorry that i do not have much knowlege as to the demand for stones with this treatent.. I would question the saftty issues especeially in manufacturing...lead is so dangereous and is so subtly in attatckig the body... now maybe this...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: US Market for heat-treated rubies, carat sizes, electric furnaces
carat sizes, electric furnaces, world recession: HI TEERA, I AM A SELLER OF ENHANCED RUBIES IN AMERICA. THE ATTITUDE BY CONSUMERSW IS MIXED AT THIS TIME. I DISCLOSE ALL TREATMENTS TO THE STONES I SELL. I SELL DIAMONDS AND COLORED STONES. RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN SELLING THE GLASS FILLED FRACTURE RUBIES. THEY...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Melting Silver ARound Gemstones, jewelry setting, hard casting
jewelry setting, hard casting, precious metals: Hi, Miriam. A gemstone may be framed in silver or another metal in a multitude of ways. The question is much, much too general for a simple answer since a simple answer does not exist. Melting metal around a gemstone is generally NOT a method used. The...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: magic glo xx ring, gold quality, pure gold
gold quality, pure gold, gold ring: Hi Rebecca, Your ring was made by Magic Glo co. and the XX stamp is unknown to me. The 14K P is the gold quality 14 karat, P for plumb , 14K is 58.5% pure gold and the karat weight is Plumb . This means it is within +/-.05% of the 58.5%. Pete...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: melted gold ring, gold content, remelt
gold content, remelt, gold ring: HI SHEILA, YES THERE IS GOLD LOST ON A REMELT. ALSO YOU HAVE TO DEDUCT THE ALLOYS USED TO CREATE THE CORRECT KARAT WEIGHT. IF IT WAS 14K THERE IS ONLY 58.5% GOLD CONTENT, 18K IS 75% GOLD AND SO ON. SO IF THE RING WAS MELTED DOWN AND NOT REALLOYED THE GOLD...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: misrepresented carat weight, upscale department store, small claims court
upscale department store, small claims court, total carat weight: HI JOYCE, SOUNDS LIKE A RUN AROUND TACTIC TO ME. THIS IS THEIR BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR AND THEY ARE TRYING TO PUT YOU OFF AND HOPE YOU WILL JUST LET IT SLIDE. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND STICK IT TO THEM. THEY DID THE RESIZE THEMSELVES!...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: opal needs repolish, tin oxide, keady
tin oxide, keady, happy new year: Hi Pat and Happy New Year, Im quite sure I replied to you regarding where you can find out about who can re polish this for you . Anyway ,seems you may have not received it . My appologies.Yes it can be re polished its not a big deal,any lapidary can do it....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: pearl finish, mikimoto pearl ring, oriental pearls
mikimoto pearl ring, oriental pearls, pearly shell: Cheryl, you can be proud to have this old ring in your possession. I imagine it is lovely except for the wear on the pearl. Mikimoto pioneered and developed the science of pearl farming. This is essentially the process by which we have almost all jewelry...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: platinum, platinum alloy, platinum metals
platinum alloy, platinum metals, platinum metal: Hi, Renee. First of all, I do wish for you a very fine holiday season and coming new year. May needed blessings be coming your way. Platinum is too soft for jewelry use if pure. For this reason small amounts of other metals are added to it. The mix used...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: platinum, artcarved class rings, platinum alloy
artcarved class rings, platinum alloy, platinum class: Steven, I am not able to tell you what the accr and 3 inside a circle means. I can tell you if a mark is a legal marking for precious metal quality but do not even attempt to identify other marks apparently associated with the manufacturer, either as the maker...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Replacing diamond in ring., diamond ring, stampings
diamond ring, stampings, thirties: HI CLAUDIA, I THINK IT WOULD DEPEND ON WHAT SIZE DIAMOND YOU WANT TO SET IN THIS RING. IF THE DIAMOND IS A LOT LARGER THAN THE ONE ALREADY IN THE RING THEN HIS SUGGESTION WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO GO IF YOU WANT THE DIAMOND REPLACED. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring Stamped, 10k gold, sorry for the confusion
10k gold, sorry for the confusion, pure gold: Hi Terri, I think that the ring is 10K Gold and the g&p is the hallmark for the company name. Testing however would confirm if it is plated but I think it is not necessary. The confusing stamp was what gave me the suspicion it might be plated. Not now...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ruby to penetrate US market, carat sizes, electric furnaces
carat sizes, electric furnaces, chemical compounds: This is an interesting question. It really depends on the sales channel. You can find heat treated ruby on different websites in America, and some people will buy it because it s such an attractive price. American s really prefer the best though, Burmese untreated...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: do I really need a diamond grading report?, couple buddies, diamond grading
couple buddies, diamond grading, diamond trade: HI ADAM, I AM A GRADUATE OF GIA AND HAVE WORKED WITH THEM ON MANY OCCASIONS. THEY ARE CONSIDERED THE TOP AUTHORITY ON DIAMOND GRADING IN THE WORLD TODAY. THEIR CERTIFICATES ARE ACCEPTED BY EVERYONE IN THE BUSINESS AS THE FINAL WORD ON GRADING. THE GRADING...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring stamp, covey, 20k
covey, 20k, artisan: Hello, That is out of the ordinary. Normal is 14K or 18K. That is the gold percentage. 24K is pure gold 20K is roughly 83.33 percent gold. The balance is normally copper and silver. The STS is most likely the company or artisan who made the ring....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring that turns into "seperate" ring, garnet stone, flower shape
garnet stone, flower shape, small diamonds: HI AMANDA, I M SORRY BUT THE ONLY COMPANY I KNOW WITH THE L IN CURSIVE IS THE LINDE CO. BUT I DON T BELIEVE THEY MAKE JEWELRY LIKE THAT. THEY ARE MAINLY A COLORED STONE DEALER AND MAY NOT BE IN THE BUSINESS ANYMORE. I WOULD TRY GOING TO THE LIBRARY AND...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: rings., sterling silver ring, uppercase cursive
sterling silver ring, uppercase cursive, karats: HI VALERIE, THE CURSIVE D CAN STAND FOR MANY THINGS. IN THIS CASE IT PROBABLY THE HALLMARK OF THE MFG. CO. OR A DESIGN DESIGNATION. THERE ARE MANY USES OF HALLMARKS. IF YOUR RING DOES NOT TARNISH THEN IT COULD BE GOLD IN THE 10-12 KARAT RANGE BY THE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: rubies, ruby stone, ebay
ruby stone, ebay, decent price: hello mary... the range in value of rubies is huge... If the color is bright and you suspect it is valuable, bring it to two different gemologist for appraisle.. also you can have it evaluated at GIA in Carlsbad ca. If you can find exact compareables..you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Selling Jewelry, selling jewelry, pawn shop
selling jewelry, pawn shop, colored diamonds: HI AGAIN, I MEAN GEMSTONES. YOU DON T NEED ANY TYPE OF LICENSE TO WORK IN A JEWELRY STORE, JUST GO AND APPLY. THE TIMING IS A LITTLE LATE, THEY HIRE FOR CHRISTMAS BUT ALSO FOR THE NEW YEAR AND VALENTINES DAY. GET WHAT YOU CAN, ALL OF RETAIL IS SLOW DUE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Silver ring with saphires and diamonds turning brassy., hydrogen peroxide, sterling silver ring
hydrogen peroxide, sterling silver ring, saphires: Hi, It depends on what the chemistry of your cleaner is. It sounds like their was a chemical reaction between the cleaner and the water of your dishes. It sounds like what ever it is it caused the silver to oxidize. Chlorine, Hydrogen peroxide, vinager,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Star Ruby, star ruby, covey
star ruby, covey, 9mm: Hi, I may have answered this already. Anyway if the star has to be recentered then it may be too late, it depends on the thickness of the stone and what is meant by poorly cut or polished. I would need to see the stone to better tell you. Regards,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Super glue removal, super glue removal, dish soap
super glue removal, dish soap, cotton cloth: Hello, Go to Home Depot and purchase some acetone. Take a small glass jar with a steel lid, place the ring in it and cover it with acetone. Cover the jar with the lid tight so the acetone won t evaporate. Do this where you have good ventilation also make...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: square marking with a z on the inside of my wedding band, halmarks, gaurantee
halmarks, gaurantee, wedding band: HI APRIL, I JUST HAD A SIMILAR QUESTION EARLIER ABOUT THE SAME THING. ONLY THE LETTER IN THE SQUARE WAS AN H . IT IS USUALLY THE HALLMARK FOR THE MFG. OF THE JEWELRY. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW ALL THE STAMPS AND HALLMARKS OF ALL THE THOUSANDS OF MFG. ALL...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Where can a student buy gold/platinum?, crafts metal, gold
crafts metal, gold, platinum: Steve, please give me a day or two to come up with names and addresses. I will need to go by my work place to get that info. A few years ago, I spent some time here on the web with a kind lady who was attending SCAD in Savannah. She came from South America...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Uncut emeralds and amethysts, uncut stones, raw uncut
uncut stones, raw uncut, stone cutter: well you must be careful...the value of stones cut and uncut can be huge.. there are some people that will sense you are new to this and take adavantage of you.. I knew an Afgan big dealer in Tourmaline..he told me when you shake the hand of a cutter, ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vendor Agreements for Television and Internet companies, luxury fiber, vendor agreement
luxury fiber, vendor agreement, vendor agreements: HI AGAIN, I DON T KNOW OF ANY FORUM FOR THIS TYPE OF FEEDBACK. I M SURE THEY PROTECT THEIR AGREEMENTS THROUGH LEGAL CONSTRAINTS. I HAVE ALSO HEARD THE SAME STORIES AND EXPEIENCED THEM. THAT IS THEIR GOAL IT SEEEMS. I VE LEFT THEIR RAT RACE TACTIKS AND DON...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: value of ruby, rough gemstone, gem market
rough gemstone, gem market, opaque materials: ANSWER: Mike, quite honestly it is not possible for me to evaluate a rough gemstone material without having the stone in hand. Even then with the more opaque materials we cannot see inside for what is there. In most cases, the opaque materials with fractures...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 14k gold, jewelers inc, gold question
jewelers inc, gold question, scrap value: OK Kay, great pic.....Yes your ring is 14kt yellow gold it weighs approx. 8-9 grams and the inside HE is the manufacturers hallmark, the ring is also comfort fit so the inside is slightly rounded...Scrap value for your ring today would be approx. 70-100.00...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 14kt. Gold/Jade Earring/Ring Set, self explainatory, 14kt gold earring
self explainatory, 14kt gold earring, jade earring: Nikki I cannot tel if it is Jade until I can test it and appraise it. If it tests to be Jade I would have it appraised. The markings 506 2. are probaly a model or catalog number. Sorry thats the best I can do Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 18ct Gold Cartouche from Egypt, gold cartouche, few chemicals
gold cartouche, few chemicals, brown rust: Hello,Lorraine. Thanks for this interesting question. I will try to answer but without the pendant in my hand to examine I could be somewhat off-base. Looking at the cartouche, do you believe the coloration on the front is possibly deliberate? Did...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 18K Butterfly w/ small diamonds, brooch pin, gold butterfly
brooch pin, gold butterfly, small diamonds: from the pic it appears to be gold and the diamonds are just .01cts each or smaller which are insignificant....its a pretty piece but I cant give you accurate info without actually holding the item and weighing it on a gram scale...the postal scale is not...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 18K mark, east brunswick, east berlin
east brunswick, east berlin, demello: Yes it could be 18K white gold, yes it could be fraud, yes it could be fake and yes it could be a forgery. The 14K stamp is legaly recognized. Although I answered all your questions still get it appraised. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 18kt over sterling silver, household bleach, tennis bracelets
household bleach, tennis bracelets, gold color: Charlene, thanks for the question. This is a good question but first I must be certain we are talking about the same thing. I found a link at random for sterling with 18k accents jewelry. http://www.lorenzojewelry.com This is made of sterling silver...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 3 DIAMOND-GOLD LIONHEAD STICKPIN, gold and diamonds, jewelry appraiser
gold and diamonds, jewelry appraiser, three diamonds: Hello Anna. You have a lovely stickpin and my advice to you would be to have it appraised by an estate jewelry appraiser. Your local museum or antique shop should be able to refer you to someone. They may be able to recognize the style of the item and also...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 950 vs vintage 10 90 irid/plat, wink wink, small diamonds
wink wink, small diamonds, iridium: Joette, at this point I am not sure what to say. Your positive comments are very encouraging to me in this work on allexperts. I have been chastised by a couple of folks for doing this free answer site since they think if you cannot get paid for it, why do...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 9KT. Gold Jewelry, goldprospecting, gold information
goldprospecting, gold information, gold jewelry: Hello Pam and thank you for your inquiry. 9kt gold was popular during the Victorian era especially in England. However, it is still being made. If you are unsure of the quality of the metal or gemstone you should have it checked by a gemologist. Below is...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: I am not able to mark my jewelry, soft face hammer, hammer strike
soft face hammer, hammer strike, hammer blow: Hi, MIchelle. I wish I was there because it would only take a few minutes to show you and help you get the hang of using one of these stamps. For now, I will try to explain it. Feel free to get back with a follow-up if you have more to ask or are uncertain...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: andesine fracture, marble floor, east brunswick
marble floor, east brunswick, demello: I m Sorry It is cannot be repaired sucessfully or in a cost efficient mannor. Best advise would be to purchase another one in the same color hue, tone and intensity. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Belt Buckles, brass belt buckles, wells fargo company
brass belt buckles, wells fargo company, ebay: Hello Tom and thank you for your inquiry. I am not familiar with these buckles but I do have an article that may interest you. Just copy and paste the below url into your browser address field and hit enter: http://reviews.ebay.com/Most-Wells-Fargo-Belt-Buckles-are-Fakes_W0QQugidZ10000000001398114...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: band separating at seam, hi john, gaurantee
hi john, gaurantee, seam: HI JOHN, IF THE JEWELER IS THE ONE WHO ORIGINALLY SIZED THE RING THEN HE SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEFECT. IS THERE A GAURANTEE WITH THE RING? DID HE PROMISE YOU ANYTHING? AND IF HE IS NOT SMART ENOUGH TO REALIZE HOW MUCH MONEY YOU SPENT AND HOW MUCH...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: bracelet, gold watches, milor
gold watches, milor, jewelry company: Thank you for your inquiry ! Milor is an internationally focused gold and silver jewelry company with headquarters in Milan. Founded in 1979, the company designs, develops and markets gold and silver jewelry and gold watches for export to important markets...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: bracelet hinges, lapidary journal magazine, jewelry artist
lapidary journal magazine, jewelry artist, general suppliers: Dale, hello and thanks for this question. The problem with locating findings like this(findings being the word jewelers use for parts ), is that such low demand likely limits what is available to individuals. To an established business, there are suppliers...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Caribe Diamonds, jewelers board of trade, york connecticut
jewelers board of trade, york connecticut, boston new york: Try The business commerce in the city where they were located in Puerto Rico. Also try the Jewelers Board of Trade in Providence, RI. Good Luck, Arthur DeMello GG (GIA), USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com Boston - New York - Connecticut...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Coppersmithing, lapis stone, copper ring
lapis stone, copper ring, copper strip: Dylan, I will leave this open and wait a few days to see if you get back. I got the attachment this time. The only real problem is perhaps getting the shapes right and the backing made correctly to allow the stone to show on both sides. A thin sheet...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Disney Mickey + Pluto Pin, disney mickey, disneyanna
disney mickey, disneyanna, disney collectors: Hello Susan and thank you for your inquiry. Sounds like a wonderful piece of Disneyanna ! You have a dual collectible - wood jewelry and disney jewelry. You might check some of the online Disney collectible sites for similar items. Sometimes these items were...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Disney pins, three little pigs, mickey minnie
three little pigs, mickey minnie, disney collectibles: Hello Jan and thank you for your inquiry. I am not a Disney Expert, but do know that early Disney collectibles can run from low to very high in value. I m unable to give you much in the value area without an actual hands-on inspection, but would advise you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond ring, trilogy ring, east brunswick
trilogy ring, east brunswick, sorry paul: Sorry Paul I can answer questions but In order to appraise jewelry I need to see it live and in person. It sound like 14K white gold however the stone would need to be tested. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond ring, plumb gold, diamond ring
plumb gold, diamond ring, gems: Theresa, the P is the symbol for PLUMB gold which means its a true 14kt 58.5%, when you say silver you mean WHITE in color correct? this ring is NOT SILVER it is GOLD based on the info you have given me , send me a picture and I can comment further all...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: dull lapis, polishing equipment, diamond ring
polishing equipment, diamond ring, lapis: HI, You need to have it polished by a lapidary like myself, unless you have gem polishing equipment. I charge 35.00 plus postage and insurance. Regards, Steven D.Covey sdcovey@msn.com email me for instructions should you decide to have me do...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Egyptian ring identification, jewelry history, egyptian jewelry
jewelry history, egyptian jewelry, small bird: Thank you for your inquiry. Your ring sounds lovely ! I am not an expert on Egyptian jewelry but you may be able to find some information at the following site. Just copy and paste it into your browser address field and hit enter. http://www.nilestone.com/jewelry-history.htm...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Engagement Ring, michael levy, levy co
michael levy, levy co, dear bill: Hello Devon and thank you for your inquiry. I have no information except that the company was active in 1934. There was no current information on the line or Levy co. There is always more information being added to the internet and all I can suggest is to...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Follow up WG + silver, backing soda, liquid ammonia
backing soda, liquid ammonia, silver jewelery: Alex, I recommend the baking soda and aluminum method above other methods. Yes, sometimes I will add salt but not always. There are silver cleaner chemicals on the market but the baking soda and aluminum and salt is the least costly. These are more common...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Coppersmithing, gauge copper wire, dremmel tool
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Coppersmithing, gauge copper wire, dremmel tool, dowel

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: found an old ring in dirt at Gettysburg battlefield, scripted, red stone
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: found an old ring in dirt at Gettysburg battlefield, scripted, red stone, national park service

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: The gold melting process, gold tester, welding gloves
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: The gold melting process, gold tester, welding gloves, electronic gold

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: identification of Saunders? Necklace & Earing Set, gems and minerals, stone cutting
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: identification of Saunders? Necklace & Earing Set, gems and minerals, stone cutting, passage of time

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Jewelry "repair", fayettevill nc, broaches
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Jewelry "repair", fayettevill nc, broaches, antique mall

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Mickey Mouse watch, ebay search, ebay
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Mickey Mouse watch, ebay search, ebay

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Setting a Raw Stone, bezel settings, google
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Setting a Raw Stone, bezel settings, google, ceramic pieces

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: found an old ring in dirt near Gettysburg battlefield, gettysburg battlefield, question thanks
gettysburg battlefield, question thanks, sterling silver: Philip, there are NO marks such as 625 or 825 that the closest is 925 in sterling silver, the age cannot be determined just from a mark or stamp unfortunately.... I would suggest taking it to a local jeweler who has a shop on premise and they will be able...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gemological Career, semi precious gemstones, gemological institute of america
semi precious gemstones, gemological institute of america, jewelery store: Mike interesting that you have a love for gemstones and the like, I would suggest calling the GIA in either NY or California and get info on their Gemology programs, once you accomplish this task more doors will open but you must be proficient in gemstones...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gemological Career, semi precious gemstones, gemological institute of america
semi precious gemstones, gemological institute of america, jewelery store: HI MIKE, YOU WOULD HAVE TO OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS TO GIVE YOURSELF THAT JOB. WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING IS MOST GEMOLOGISTS DREAM JOB. IT RARELY HAPPENS. BUT IF YOU INVEST YOUR MONEY AND TIME THEN YOU CAN DO THIS JOB. I VE DONE IT IN THE PAST AND INTEND TO...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Glass or Some Kind of Crystal??, twist earrings, emroidery
twist earrings, emroidery, double strand: Hi, It really is impossible to tell you what kind of stone it is from here even with a picture. If they are clear white it could be leaded glass crystal as you think it is. If they all look the same and are crystal clear and bright that is more than likely...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Glowing Opal, opal, tailings
opal, tailings, UV light: Hi Rachel, Opal does glow a little under UV light , some more than others . In fact in Coober Pedy in central Australia they used to run the tailings of the mine thru a UV light to see if they missed anything , the opal would glow a little . Im sure...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: GOLD, karat gold jewelry, abbreviation
karat gold jewelry, abbreviation, peace: Carly, the 10k means the ring is 10 karat gold. (Jewelry marks are sometimes fake and sold as gold when not acutually gold. This will not happen with an established business since they want to stay in business!) In most cases, all is just fine and can depend...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold & Diamond Find, east brunswick, quantity of gold
east brunswick, quantity of gold, demello: Bring the Diamond and gold to a Gemologist to be tested and appraised. If you cant find someone in your area you can send it in to my office to be done if you send it by Registered Mail only. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gems, good experience, best of luck
good experience, best of luck, agl: Paul, Last year I wrote an article on my blog about gem certifications... In the article I list several laboratories worldwide that you can use. Please see the article: http://www.embassyemeralds.com/blog/2008/08/02/gemstone-certifications/ I ve had...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: The gold melting process, ingot mold, propane torch
ingot mold, propane torch, uproar: Thanks for giving me an idea of your direction, Mike. Now it is a lot clearer to me. If you run into problems with the process in the future, please feel free to ask a new question and get back. See you then if need be. God Bless and best wishes. ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold pendant, demello, east brunswick
demello, east brunswick, east berlin: Thats a good question for an attorney in your state or county. You can also write or call The Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC. Good Luck, Arthur DeMello GG (GIA), J-Bar (JVC), USPAP Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold ring, east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: Hi Stephen The DS could have been anyone with those initials. I could determine the age of the ring if I you could bring it in to me or send it in to the office. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold ring, east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: It may be 23K and may be from the UK. I would need to see the ring and test it to be sure. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Hallmark on gold ring, east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: If you see any yellow in the ring it may be 18K yellow gold although I would get it tested. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Help me with this ring please?, jewelry appraiser, celtic style
jewelry appraiser, celtic style, metal content: Hello Hayley and thank you for your inquiry. Your ring sounds lovely. Without actually viewing the ring or more marking information, it is difficult to give you much information. The numbers inside are probably design or manufacturer information. If you believe...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: would you help me identify these stones please?, jewelry materials, beautiful beads
jewelry materials, beautiful beads, materials guide: Hello Sheila and thank you for your inquiry. It is very difficult to tell much about beads unless you can actually handle them. They appear to be a natural substance, maybe amber ? I would recommend you try to find a gemologist or jeweler in your area that...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Identify a product, fact gold, gold bar
fact gold, gold bar, gold gold: Much of my expertise with gold is outside of the US. I work mostly from Colombia, though I m not Colombian, its just where I buy emeralds at. Here I buy from a metals laboratory where I know the gold has been tested and is guaranteed to be 24kt. You may have...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Information for Antique Shell Carving, nineteenth century cameos, left hand corner
nineteenth century cameos, left hand corner, cameo shell: Hello Alan and thank you for your inquiry. Your cameo carving looks lovely. Since this is a rarity, I suggest you have it appraised by an estate appraiser or an online cameo appraiser. The prices on these vary widely but since yours has such provenance and...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Information on broach, antique estate jewelry, jewelry appraisers
antique estate jewelry, jewelry appraisers, jewelry appraiser: Hi Gail and thank you for your inquiry. It would be difficult to give you much information about your lovely sounding brooch without seeing it or knowing if there was any information stamped on the back i.e. karat, designer, date. If you believe the piece...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: identification of Saunders? Necklace & Earing Set, east brunswick, east berlin
east brunswick, east berlin, demello: Best Bet is to contact Saunders and see if the piece belongs to them. I m sorry I see your jewelry set in the photo but I dont recognize it belonging to a paticular designer or store. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: inheriting jewelry, european pieces, charlotte adams
european pieces, charlotte adams, metal core: Thank you for your inquiry. The 9ct means that the bracelet is 9ct gold - 37.50% gold and 62.50% other metal.9K gold was more popular with older jewelry and a lot of European pieces. The gold on metal core 20 Microns R on the locket is unfamiliar to me, but...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Jewelry Cleaning Cloth, ebay auction, own jewelry
ebay auction, own jewelry, cleaning cloths: Hello Johanne and thank you for your inquiry. I have never seen a recipe for making your own cleaning cloths (dry). There are several on the market now that are very reasonably priced - Blitz and Sunshine are two that come to mind. They are very economical...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Jewelry "repair", jewelry repair, word repair
jewelry repair, word repair, three stones: Ernie, you have read the situation correctly. This would be more than a simple repair. I have not seen the ring. Even so, having worked pewter I do have a feel for the limitations of this metal and working characteristics. Old pewter was a lead based metal...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: LUCIANA 18K brooch, swirl design, jewelry appraiser
swirl design, jewelry appraiser, jewelry line: Hello Dale and thank you for your inquiry. I have been unable to locate this designer in my resources. However, I would imagine this is an Italian fine jewelry designer. Since it is precious metal you might want to consider having an estate jewelry appraiser...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: light blue lab saphire?, nickel zinc, gold alloys
nickel zinc, gold alloys, gold alloy: Everyone has different standards but when I see a piece of jewelry done in 10K gold, I expect everything to be of the lowest quality, from the diamonds to the craftsmanship (it was probably cast) and even to the quality and types of metals used to make the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Mickey Mouse watch, mickey mouse watch, lorus quartz
mickey mouse watch, lorus quartz, shop ebay: Hello Donna, thank you for your inquiry. It seems anything Mickey Mouse is collectible ! Here s a listing of Lorus Mickey watches at auction at ebay. Just copy and paste the following url into your browser address field and hit enter: http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkwZlorusQ20mickeyQ20mouseQ20watchQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Mother's jewelry, smoky topaz, nassau county
smoky topaz, nassau county, 14k rings: HI Barbara, I dont have anyone I can recommend however our company has branch offices in: Bohemia, Hauppauge, Melville, Syoset and Uniondale if any of these are convenient for you we would be happy to make you an offer. Arthur DeMello GG GIA), J-Bar, USPA...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Old Jewelry, french beret, old jewelry
french beret, old jewelry, cameo: Hello Teresa and thank you for your inquiry. Your pieces sound very lovely and interesting. I believe you should take them to an estate appraiser who will be able to determine their value - Since they are definitely vintage it would be difficult to be able...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Omega Necklace - Clasp Replacement, 18k white gold, bench jeweler
18k white gold, bench jeweler, necklace clasp: Maria, hello today and thank you for this question. Yes, the clasp may be replaced on your omega. And yes, that is a fairly costly job requiring a jeweler who is confident in working with the omega style necklaces and bracelets. Maria, before looking...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Oneida 1881 Rogers tableware, 1881 rogers, shop ebay
1881 rogers, shop ebay, ebay: Prices vary on these according to pattern and demand. You might check out the below url for some examples. Just copy and paste it into your browser address field and hit enter. http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=Oneida+1881+Rogers+&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=Oneida+1881+Rogers+tableware&_osacat=0...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: old bracelet, east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: Pictures dont do much good. Most likely carved jade comes from China. It should be tested to confirm it is Jade. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: older lapis, lapis jewelry, lapis stones
lapis jewelry, lapis stones, diamond powder: Judy, Lapis is a little tricky. You need a flat lap charged with 14000 diamond powder and some crystal lube. First you have to sand out the scratches using 600 grit sand paper on a belt or a disk. I use flat disks for everthing. After 600 use 1200 then...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: opal, LR Black Opal, luxury market
LR Black Opal, luxury market, japan: Hi Nicole , what a lovely piece. Its a Lightning ridge black opal of course ,( perhaps your from there ,as top rubbed is a parlance from LR ) and without seeing it more closely , its very difficult to assess. The world market really determines the price...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: opal condition, Coober pedy, black opal
Coober pedy, black opal, lightning ridge: Dear Debra , What a lovely piece of jewellery . The stone as far as I can tell is either a gray opal from Coober pedy but its more likely to be a gray /black opal from lightning ridge. Lines on the back side of the stone is sort of normal for these type...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ouestion about some metal marks, jewelry makers, pure gold
jewelry makers, pure gold, 18 karat: Brian, hello and glad to have you ask this question. I am unable to tell you about the head with a dot because this is likely the makers mark and I do not answer questions on makers marks. There are thousands of jewelry makers from today and back into...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Plating issues that don't end!!!, rio ca, rose gold
rio ca, rose gold, red sky: Hi, Jeanette. The anti-tarnish items from Rio Grande should help. However, if properly prepared I would not expect a tarnish of any extent except with silver plate, tarnish being the nature of the metal. It is quite possible your items should have a preplate...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: platinum wedding band, platinum engagement ring, platinum wedding band
platinum engagement ring, platinum wedding band, jersy city: I can not appraise on this forum. Appraisals must be done live and in person. I dont think it matters which one you wear against your engagement ring. Arthur DeMello GG (GIA), J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com Hartford, Boston,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: polishing powder for gemstones, chemical contents, east brunswick
chemical contents, east brunswick, gem cutter: It depends which powder you are referring to. Best advise is to ask a lapidary Gem cutter this question. I m not as well versed in this area. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC)...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Question on gold stamp, chain tag, gold stamp
chain tag, gold stamp, image god: I suspect the mark is supposed to be 1/20 12k and not 1/26. Sometimes a small stamp as on a chain tag is distorted when stamped. This would be a pretty definite indication of gold filled, even if the GF is not showing. Look at the edge of a US quarter...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Rhodium plating, everyday jewelry, original jewelry
everyday jewelry, original jewelry, jewelry world: Kym, rhodium is often used as a plate on white gold to make the white look even whiter. Recently, with white gold being very popular, lots of ladies have had yellow gold jewelry rhodium plated. When this is done, the customer should always be informed of...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring markings, digital jewelry, quality ring
digital jewelry, quality ring, smart lady: Bonnie, You are a smart lady! Yes that us exactly what the stampings are on the shank of the ring it s not mandatory to have these on the ring but some mfg Jewelers do have them listed, it s probably a higher quality ring mtg here in the states. Very good!...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: re: searching for appraiser, jewelry appraiser, wholesale store
jewelry appraiser, wholesale store, appraisal appraiser: Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Your cameo is very pretty ! I can recommend the following cameo site for information on Torre Del Greco cameos. Just copy and paste it into your browser address field and hit enter: http://www.thecameocollection.com/html/our_craftsmen.html...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: replacing oxidation on silver jewelry, hard boiled egg, liver of sulfur
hard boiled egg, liver of sulfur, chemicals in the environment: Mardie, the hard boiled egg trick is one I have not used. : ) I suspect it could work even better with an egg a few days old. It is sulfur doing the tarnishing, much as sulfur and chemicals in the environment cause natural tarnish or patina on sterling over...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: How to revamp costume jewellery, metallic paint, gold colour
metallic paint, gold colour, costume jewellery: Hello Nikki and thank you for your inquiry. It s difficult to tell what is affecting your jewelry not knowing what type of metal is involved. However, the following is a url for a produce called Jewelry Joose that I have been successful in using for my jewelry...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: rhodium, Jewelry Appraisal Diamond Appraisal Graduate Gemologist (GIA)
Jewelry Appraisal Diamond Appraisal Graduate Gemologist (GIA): Thats what they did. They rhodium finished part of the earring and they are disclosing that so someone wont think they are both white and yellow gold. Make sense to me. Arthur DeMello GG (GIA), USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com Boston...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring, auction ebay, poison rings
auction ebay, poison rings, poison ring: Hello Ruth and thank you for your inquiry. It sounds like your ring may be what was referred to as a poison ring . The 925 designation means that the ring is sterling silver (not solid). Here is a site that may be of interest to you. Just copy and paste the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring found in Germany during ww2, germany during ww2, german soldier
germany during ww2, german soldier, native dress: Thank you for your inquiry. If there are no markings on the inside of the ring i.e. hallmarks, initials, metal information, it will be difficult to tell much about the metal unless it is tested for gold or silver. This would need to be done by someone with...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring maker, jewelry company, contemporary jewelry
jewelry company, contemporary jewelry, heckman: Hello Debbie and thank you for your inquiry. There was a contemporary jewelry company in New York with the logo BH. I do not know anything about them or whether they are still in business. There was also an older company Becker-Heckman in Chicago during the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Can this ring be resized?, size choices, answer tomorrow
size choices, answer tomorrow, small diamonds: Bryn, no problem about the picture. Funny how this site works since you can still attach from your end but I cannot. Oh well. (Humm, this time I can and will.) Looking at your picture, my recommendations are the same: Have the smaller rings made larger....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring stamp, jewelry company, east brunswick
jewelry company, east brunswick, demello: The VJ is known as the jewelers hallmark or makers mark. Usualy it stands for the jewelers Initials or the initials of the jewelry company that manufactures the ring. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring I can't identify, orange stone, diamond shape
orange stone, diamond shape, jewelry appraiser: Thank you for your inquiry. I haven t been able to locate a manufacturer CA except one that is written conjoined inside a diamond shape - This is Chas. Armsheimer & Son of New York City and they were active in the 1930 s. I would advise you to take your ring...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Setting a Raw Stone, raw stone, prosses
raw stone, prosses, metal layers: hello lane...I can not imagine you could melt shiver over the stone...the first thing that will happen is the stone will crack and break...and when silver melts it moves fast and would just puddle.. having said that...you can always give try a try... the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: "Solid Gold" trademarked ring, newark nj, solid gold
newark nj, solid gold, wedding rings: Hello James - I have not been able to locate anything on the Y as far as a metal designation. Most of the time when an item was marked Solid Gold the item was actually anywhere from 9 - 14K and not solid gold. When a piece has this mark, I usually have...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: A Special Cut of a Stone, stone windmill, color brilliance
stone windmill, color brilliance, faceting: HI KAREN, MOST CUTS ARE NAMED BY THE CUTTER WHO INVENTED THE CUT. USUALLY HAPPENS WHEN A CUTTER GETS AN UNUSUAL OR DIFFICULT PIECE OF ROUGH TO CUT. THEY WILL FIND THE BEST WAY TO CUT IT TO RETAIN THE MOST WEIGHT AND GET THE BEST COLOR/BRILLIANCE FROM THE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Spoon Ring, oneida limited, oneida community
oneida limited, oneida community, shop ebay: Hello Charles and thank you for your inquiry. Spoon rings always enjoy popularity and can vary widely in price depending on whether they are made from sterling or silverplate. Oneida is one of the makers of silver plate cutlery. Here is a link to the rings...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: STAMP ON RING, inventory number, number model
inventory number, number model, digit number: In my profile I state that I can t help with stamps and markings, but this one seems pretty straight forward. It seems obvious it s platinum. Platinum is rated with a 3 digit number that essentially equates to its purity. 995 is usually about the highest...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Stamp, shelly shelly, letter abbreviation
shelly shelly, letter abbreviation, metal test: Shelly, I have not seen PLT used as a abbreviation for platinum in marking jewelry. According to the Federal Trade Commission in the USA, either Plat or Pt may be used. This quote below is from the FTC website shown below the quote: ...950 parts...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: silver markings, diane silver, silver markings
diane silver, silver markings, base metals: Diane, silver from Peru would generally be 925 Sterling for sale in exported items but some years ago, perhaps 30 years ago, 950 Silver was not uncommon. Silver with a 950 mark is not sterling, of course, since a fine silver content of 92.5% is the primary...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ?stg silver lobster clasps, lapidary club, lobster clasps
lapidary club, lobster clasps, strong acids: Hi, Sue. Thanks for this question. The link below is copy and paste but it will show two different metal testing methods. The most basic is the acid testing kit. I don t suggest purchasing this unless you have a lot to test and regularly since the acids...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: stone, band compatibility, solitaire diamond, size combinations
solitaire diamond, size combinations, solitaire rings: HI, John. This is a good question and fortunately for me the answer is fairly easy. Over the years we have done many combinations of bands and solitaire engagement rings. The size combinations will work in either case. I would not be too concerned about...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Was stone swapped out?, independent gem lab, finacee
independent gem lab, finacee, east brunswick: The best way is to send it back to Independent Gem lab for a reverification. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: superglue on my stone, open flame, acetone
open flame, acetone, lowes: Hello, You need to go to your local hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot and buy some acetone solvent. Dip a rag in the acetone and wipe it off. Be sure you are away from any open flame. Try not to breathe the fumes either. I use it all the time...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Tracking down matching earrings, law school graduation, j c penny
law school graduation, j c penny, manufacturing jewelers: HI CARINE, SORRY FOR THE LOSS BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE ANOTHER PAIR. OR THE BUYER IN CHICAGO I BELIEVE MIGHT KNOW IF THEY HAVE SOME LEFT OR WHERE THEY CAME FROM. HOWEVER YOU CAN MAKE A DUPLICATE PAIR IF YOU HAVE A GOOD PHOTO OF THE PAIR AND A PHOTO OF THE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: tanzanite, gem cutter, perimiter
gem cutter, perimiter, scratches: HI ARLEEN, I HATE TO TELL YOU THIS BUT TANZANITE IS SOFT AND SCRATCHES EASILY. IT IS NOT AS HARD AS A SAPPHIRE OR DIAMND. TANZANITE IS USUALLY NOT COATED BUT MIGHT BE. IN ANY EVENT IF IT IS COATED OR JUST BADLY ABRAIDED IT CAN BE RE POLISHED AND POSSIBLY...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Are tanzanite values decreasing?, colombian emeralds, baguette diamonds
colombian emeralds, baguette diamonds, tanzanite ring: Ann Marie, I m not much of an expert on tanzanites, my expertise is more with Colombian emeralds. Tanzanite prices did take a dive a couple of years ago and I can t tell you if they ve recovered but I suspect not. The reason being is that tanzanites were...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: unidentified cabachon, queensland boulder opal, orange fire
queensland boulder opal, orange fire, cabachon: Hi Linda , Im sorry I cant see a picture there, but if there was I surely could tell you if its a Queensland boulder opal or a mexican fire opal. Peoples terms are often confusing , calling it brown when it is a shade of brown or orange when it is yellow...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Valuation information, brilliant cut diamond, insurance replacement
brilliant cut diamond, insurance replacement, 18ct: HI BARIS, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO? SELL THE RING OR FIND OUT IT S TRUE VALUE? THE VALUE TO SOMEONE IS DIFFERENT IN EACH SITUATION. IS IT A DESPARATION SALE? INSURANCE REPLACEMENT, OTHER? IF I WERE TO MAKE AN OFFER ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS WITHOUT SEEING...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Valuation information, Valuation, Gemologist (GIA) Appraiser
Valuation, Gemologist (GIA) Appraiser, Appraisal: By law and by many association regulations to approximate I would need to see the item. I could also be held liable not just by you but by someone else who reads the results and is damaged by my information. if they use it or it s applied incorrectly. ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Valuation information, brilliant cut diamond, wholesale value
brilliant cut diamond, wholesale value, wholesale source: Hi Baris, That is a tough question. It depends on how it is sold. If you retail sell it to someone to buy it as a finished piece then than is the highest price possible the catch is you have to find a buyer who loves the design. It goes down hill from...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage "LeC" Rhinestone Brooch no. 8027, marcel boucher, ebay
marcel boucher, ebay, quality line: Hello Patricia and thank you for your inquiry. You are right the LeC was a mark used by Boucher during, I believe the 1950 s. It was a specialty high quality line. I imagine it would be considered collectible by any Boucher collector. It must be uncommon because...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: victorian cameo broach, east brunswick, mouring
east brunswick, mouring, demello: Sorry, I would need to see it by law. I can only answer specific questions on this forum. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 14K gold clasp, quality mark, unknown place
quality mark, unknown place, clasps: Diane, if this is the second time you have received an answer on this, I am sorry. I sent an answer on the 20th and it still shows as unanswered. Perhaps I did not hit the right button or the answer was whisked to some unknown place. A bracelet may be...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 1855-1925 locket's age, paris exposition, history buff
paris exposition, history buff, translation sites: Hello Tammy and thank you for your inquiry. Your locket sounds like a souvenir item from the Paris exposition.The exhibition lasted from 15 April until 12 November 1900. You might be able to find a book at your local library on the exposition or a book on...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 22ct gold band ring, jewelry appraiser, local museum
jewelry appraiser, local museum, gold band: Hello Steve and thank you for your inquiry. It is difficult to tell much about your ring without a hands-on inspection. The crown would indicate that it may be European possibly British. Since it may be precious metal - karat gold, I would recommend that you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Albion Jewelry company Chicago, Ill., jewelry co, base metals
jewelry co, base metals, jewelry company: Hello Jane and thank you for your inquiry. Albion jewelry was manufactured by Albion Jewelers in Chicago, IL circa 1935. They made costume jewelry of base metals and plated precious metals. They used the marks: A , Albion , and Contessa . Apparently signed...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Amber mineral, gemological institute of america, graduate gemologist
gemological institute of america, graduate gemologist, sierra mountains: HI DONOVAN, THE BEST TEST IS TO SEND IT TO THE GEM TRADE LABS IN N.Y. OR CARLSBAD CA. THESE ARE THE LABS FOR THE GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA. THEY ARE THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY IN THE U.S.A. FOR GEM IDENTIFICATION. THEY MAY NOT ACCEPT A ROUGH PIECE SO...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Antique filigree bracelet marked china, import and export requirements, filigree jewelry
import and export requirements, filigree jewelry, period jewelry: Hello Cindy and thank you for your inquiry. Your bracelet sounds beautiful. I would agree with the seller that the bracelet is probably from the 1940 s - 1950 period. Jewelry that was stamped during that time was sometimes crudely done to accomodate import...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: antique ring?, 40s 50s, 30s 40s
40s 50s, 30s 40s, east brunswick: If your sure the diamonds are modern brilliants and they are not Old European Cut or Transitionals. It would be possibal that the piece is an Art Deco copy which could have been made in either the 40.s 50 s or 60 s. It would depend on whether or not the diamond...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: apprasial, demello, satellite offices
demello, satellite offices, long island: We have satellite offices in long Island. Check my website under locations for a location nearest you. http://www.nationalgemologicalleboratory.com For rates and fees and to book an appointment: call 1 800 708 8006 Sincerely, A.DeMello Gemological...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Botticelli brooch, east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: Hi Karen I m sorry I dont know how long they have been in business. Send me a photo and I can try to date the style of the piece. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: bead set eternity band, eternity band, brilliant diamonds
eternity band, brilliant diamonds, drill holes: Kathy Its not necessary to have holes we call them clean-outs in every ring they are for cleaning the polish and other dirt behind the diamonds after polishing....if its set in prongs not necessary, however, if you will channel set them down into the ring...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: About a black rhodium ring., lifetime warranty, black gold
lifetime warranty, black gold, jeweller: Lyn Its unfortunate that you had to deal with a Non Professional, If he did not tell you as you said it was black Rhodium finished you have a case against him as he did not disclose or gave you wrong information when your husband bought the ring. Black Rhodium...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Carmen Adjustable Bracelet, normandy invasion, briggs co
normandy invasion, briggs co, current market value: Hello Brenda and thank you for your inquiry. I can give you some information - the bracelet was patented in 1890 and shipped worldwide in several different versions - yours was one. Most of them were gold-filled. They offered boxed packaging for the bracelet...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Change a Diamond Setting, east brunswick, side stones
east brunswick, side stones, east berlin: The least expensive way is to have the ring rhodium finished. Since the white gold made these days always has a tinge of yellow to it, it needs to be rhodium finnished anyway and is usualy done before you buy it. This is what I would do. The rhodium will wear...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Cost to resize ring, princess cut diamond, 14k white gold
princess cut diamond, 14k white gold, tiny diamonds: Dear Amy, I wanted to mention one thing in regard to your follow-up. Also, I must reply to any follow-up since the allexperts machine between us will think this is an unanswered question if there is not a reply. : ) Sure, it would be good to hear a recommendation...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: clasp marked 14k, clasps, goldfish
clasps, goldfish, assumption: Hello Diane and thank you for your inquiry. Usually if the clasps are stamped 14K, the item is also 14K BUT this is not always the case and if you are unsure, you should have it professionally tested. Hope this helps and enjoy your bracelet. Sally jarrettsjade.co...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: cutting gems/minerals, taurus ring, diamond blade
taurus ring, diamond blade, diamond type: Hi Herb, If the taurus ring is a diamond blade you will have no problem. If it is not I would sugguest you invest in a diamond type saw 6 inch diameter and .012 thickness. They cut all of those materials very easily. Regards, Steven D.Cove...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Damaged stone by jeweller mounting?, hot metal, prongs
hot metal, prongs, mishap: Hi, Yes it is possible but hard to prove. Sounds like they re-tipped the prongs with the stone in place. Experts could only offer an opinion, but again it is only just an opinion not a fact. Sorry for your mishap. Good luck, Steven D.Cove...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Determining a good cushion cut diamond, cushion cut diamond, insurance purposes
cushion cut diamond, insurance purposes, bargain basement: Many of the GIA Certs have Cut Grade and some dont. If your jeweler is showing you Diamonds with GIA Certs that dont list cut grade you need to look for diamonds with GIA Certs that do with a different jeweler that specializes in Very Good to Excellent Cut...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: dac rings, semi precious stone, quality stamp
semi precious stone, quality stamp, gemologist: HI RENEE, THE DAC STAMP DOESN T HAVE ANY VALUE SIGNIFICANCE AND USUALLY IF IT IS GOLD IT WILL HAVE A QUALITY STAMP LIKE 14K ON IT. NOT NECESSARILY SO BUT USUALLY. TO SEE IF THE STONE IS REAL YOU WOULD NEED TO TAKE IT TO A GEMOLOGIST TO HAVE IT EVALUATED...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: deluxe carmen bracelet, briggs co, opera carmen
briggs co, opera carmen, ebay: Hello Marlene and thank you for your inquiry. I am not familiar with specific Carmen bracelets but can tell you that they were made by D. F. Briggs Co in Attleboro patented in 1890. They were named after the opera Carmen which opened in Paris in 1875. Their...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: drilling holes in rocks, dremel rotary tool, stone cutters
dremel rotary tool, stone cutters, flex shaft: Hi, Mary. Thanks for this question. Stone of most any sort is much harder than people realize. Even sea shells are harder than you might think. Sea shells may be drilled with steel drill bits but expect the bit to get dull in a hurry. Now, stone is much...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Engraving--can it be buffed out?, professional jeweler, east brunswick
professional jeweler, east brunswick, demello: Take it to a Silversmith and you will have your best luck. I think your chances are good although the handle may look slightly different in shape. Then again it may not. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: earring mark id, coco chanel, 14k earrings
coco chanel, 14k earrings, mark id: Sorry Pat, I have never seen this hallmark. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York City - Westchester - Long Island...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: "Italian gold" real or not?, bench jewelers, co worker
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: "Italian gold" real or not?, bench jewelers, co worker, charity

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Lustrium, white lustrium, silvery appearance
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Lustrium, white lustrium, silvery appearance, nickel

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: platinum ring, percentage sign, irid
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: platinum ring, percentage sign, irid, plat

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: screw mounted gems, 5 stones, kaspar
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: screw mounted gems, 5 stones, kaspar, stones

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: family ring from 1800s, rolled gold, east brunswick
rolled gold, east brunswick, east berlin: First looks like the engraved wedding date. 14K RGP means 14K rolled gold plate which means that the ring is gold plated and not gld all the way through. Last is the hallmark of the company who made it which I am not familiar with. Thanks for writting !!!...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gemstone Rough, faceted stones, jewelry stores
faceted stones, jewelry stores, pavilions: Hi Kathy, I clean it up on a diamond lap 180 mesh. Translucent stones should be buff top cut or cabbed, however people do have them faceted it is up to the client. Same for the beads. Regards, Steven D.Covey buff top is like a cab only they have...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold changing color?!, scratch test, jewellery store
scratch test, jewellery store, slate stone: Thomas is coming in the door---------------------------------------- I am back. I sure wish there was a way to do an acid test with the customer watching and she could see the metal smear on a test stone disappear while a gold spear remained. She may...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold Quality, metal quality, quality marks
metal quality, quality marks, gold quality: Emilie, I can never tell for certain about any jewelry unless I have it in my hands. However, the marks you give are consistent with 18 karat gold through and through. The mark for 18k is legally 18kt, 18k or 750 and MUST be accompanied by a makers mark....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Grandmother's Necklace, gemologist, silver metal
gemologist, silver metal, gem stone: HI LANA, I M REALLY SORRY BUT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT THAT PENDANT OTHER THAN WHAT YOU TOLD ME. I WOULD HAVE TO TEST IT AND EVALUATE IT IN PERSON TO GIVE YOU A REAL IDEA. IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE CITRINE BUT I DON T KNOW FROM THE PHOTO....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold colored bowl, gold rub, brass works
gold rub, brass works, import company: These initials could be the manufacturer or the export/import company. You might check with your local library to see if there are any books available on Korean culture and brass works. You may find mention of some of the manufacturers there. Sorry I couldn...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold ring, assay offices, stone settings
assay offices, stone settings, 18 karat gold: Hi, Stephanie. We were fortunate to visit the U.K. last fall. We loved the visit and would like to visit again. Generally, there are a series fairly standard and lovely hallmarks in goods purchased in the U.K., bearing the marks of one of the official assay...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold testing acids vs electronic, shor international, electronic tester
shor international, electronic tester, gold karats: Cheryl, in my experience I have generally used the acid(scratch)testing method and have found an inexperienced person may have difficulty with this method. The secret appears to be having fresh acids but more importantly to have accurate samples of known...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: green andesine, questios, grade material
questios, grade material, labin: HI WYNTA, FROM MY EXPERIENCE THE GREEN AS WELL AS THE RED ARE BOTH PRODUCED IN A LABIN THAILAND FROM LOW GRADE MATERIAL FROM INDIA USUALLY. SO ALTHOUGH IT IS PRETTY IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY MAN MADE AND THEREFORE NOT WORTH MUCH. IF THE GREEN WAS BOUGHT FROM...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: is green andesine rare?, diffusion process, jtv
diffusion process, jtv, covey: Hello, To be honest I have not had much to do with those stones. I have the red. As you know they are quite expensive. Which I think is over priced for the hardness and durability of the stone. I am not familiar with the color change either. Sorry...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Holding gems in setting, 3 carat diamond, trillant
3 carat diamond, trillant, warm surface: Harry, if the ring is of any worth I would not resort to cements unless it is a last resort. With a 1.3 carat diamond the ring certainly has worth. I do not know the metal the ring is made of but with gold or other precious metals a competent jeweler can...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: hallmark, cushion cut diamond, jewelers board of trade
cushion cut diamond, jewelers board of trade, local public library: Here is a search I did for hallmrks. Try this. Also try your local public library or college library for book publications that might be available. Also try the Jewelers Board of Trade in Providence RI. They may know of company hallmarks in the USA as well...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Identifying gems, semiprecioous, minerals, etc. for jewelry making, simon schuster, jewelry designer
simon schuster, jewelry designer, gem and mineral: This question got me trying to remember my favorite gem book, but unfortunately I ve forgotten the author. After looking on Amazon to see if I d remember the cover since I remember it being pink. I m pretty sure my favorite was Simon & Schuster s Guide to...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Iodine and white gold/silver., bench jeweler, kidney functions
bench jeweler, kidney functions, few chemicals: Rebecca, thanks very much for the question. Veterinary clinic? Oh my, we are in the middle of giving an older cat meds to see how his thyroid will respond and kidney functions...all of that. I hope he can have the radioiodine treatment but his kidney function...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Irish Brooch, tara brooch, pin type
tara brooch, pin type, clovers: Hello Elizabeth and thank you for your inquiry. What you have sounds like a Tara brooch to me and you might find the following page of interest. Just click on the url or copy and paste the below into your browser address field and hit enter. http://stores.theirishjewelrycompany.com/-strse-155/gift-gifts-mothers-day/Detail.bok...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: "Italian gold" real or not?, jewelry made in italy, drama mask
jewelry made in italy, drama mask, charity donations: Peggie, what you need is a jeweler who will do a test on the metal. They will possibly need to slightly scratch the surface on a more hidden part of the back to test properly. That sort of test is not totally accurate in getting to the actual karat but can...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: jewelry, patent numbers, jewelry designs
patent numbers, jewelry designs, revival: Hello Kay and thank you for your inquiry. The word registered along is difficult to pin down. Many countries had their own registration of jewelry designs i.e. British registry marks will actually tell you the date that the piece was registered. US used patent...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Lustrium, white lustrium, sweat glands
white lustrium, sweat glands, demello: Lustrium is a mixture of nickel and chromium, and is a good, durable finish. Nickel is silver therefore can tarnish your finger black or green if your sweat glands have a high acid content. Try painting the inside of the ring with some clear nail polish...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Marking on ring, 14k rings, grade gold
14k rings, grade gold, fobs: Hello Paula and thank you for your inquiry. The B&B is probably the manufacturer/designer of the ring. I have found several B B markings but most are in conjunction with another mark i.e. B B inside a clover or shield, conjoined, etc. Another possibility is...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Mohawk ladies watch, gold brocade, decorative case
gold brocade, decorative case, antique watches: Hello Brenda and thank you for your inquiry. I have not been able to locate anything about the Mohawk watch, but will definitely keep trying. The other watch is obviously Swiss made and has a sterling silver case. The numbers inside probably pertain the the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: marking, diamond shape, precious jewelry
diamond shape, precious jewelry, diamond ring: Hello Ti-Lea and thank you for your inquiry. The 14k indicates that your ring is 14k gold - The kite or diamond shape is a common icon used in precious jewelry and if there are no accompanying initials or information, it is difficult to tell the manufacture....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: markings inside my ring???, diamond shape, hge
diamond shape, hge, gold electroplate: Hello Adriana and thank you for your inquiry. The HGE inside your ring means the that metal is Hard Gold Electroplate which was popularly used in the production of costume jewelry rings. The other symbol is probably the manufacturer of your ring. I found a...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: old diamond ring, jarel, demello
jarel, demello, j bar: I m sorry Brenda these markings dont mean anything significant to me. The letters and numbers seem to be a manufacture and model number. Sincerely, Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC), USPAP A.DeMello Gemological Laboratory 60 State Street 7th...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: How old and ID a makers mark, european designers, rock crystal
european designers, rock crystal, higa: Hello Sue and thank you for your inquiry. I apologize for the delay but my computer has been down. The 750 does stand for 18karat gold in Italy standards. The RJ and 412 are probably manufacturer or designer numbers. I do not have information on European designers...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: How old is my ring, fish shape, east brunswick
fish shape, east brunswick, best guess: Hi Kellie, Possibaly between 1960 - Current would be my best guess Definately from the UK. I cant do a valuation without seeing it by law. Try a valuator is Bristol. Chow Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: old wedding band, jewelry appraiser, old jewelry
jewelry appraiser, old jewelry, old wedding: Albion jewelry was produced by Albion Jewelers out of Chicago, Il. They began producing jewelry in 1935 making jewelry in base and plated metals. The stones are probaly rhinestones but some jewelers did put small precious stones in heavily plated metals. I...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Palladium or Gold; and which Gold??, finger nail polish, nail polish remover
finger nail polish, nail polish remover, rhodium plate: Rania, I thank you for these questions. I imagine others have wondered the same and still may not have an answer. I will answer your final question first, wondering if a two tone band may be rhodium plated only on the white areas. The answer to that is...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Plating problems, gold plated jewelry, color match
gold plated jewelry, color match, red sky: Nicole, I need to reply or the allexperts machine between you and me will think I have left a question unanswered. : ) Again, I wish there were more to recommend. I am certain a company to do the work is out there but simply is not advertised to be easily...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Please help me? What stone is this?, blue topaz, covey
blue topaz, covey, aquamarine: Hi, Yes you are right it could be any one of those stones, to know for sure you will have to have a gemologist test it for you. We have several here in our area. I am sure you have some in your area as well. Some jewelers have in house gemologists, call...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: pearl ring, keady, pearl ring
keady, pearl ring, white gold: Hi Sarah, This is not really my area , but Im most happy to help you as we have a lot of repairs for pearls .If the ring is 14k white gold it should be no problem to add some claws. If it werer Platinum , it would be a problem . It may be cheaper to have...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: pendant identification, genie bottle, gold pendants
genie bottle, gold pendants, gold balls: Hello Suzanne and thank you for your inquiry. It is difficult to give much information without a hands-on examination or photo or an item. Your pendant sounds lovely and if it had a hallmark or designer/manufacturer name it might be easier to get information....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: platinum ring, platinum family, platinum jewelry
platinum family, platinum jewelry, platinum ring: Hi, Christine. Thanks for this question. Your marks do not directly fit the metal quality marks for platinum jewelry stated by government regulation in the USA. If you are not in the USA then the markings may be slightly different but numerical marks are...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Question about silver colored chain, 14 carat gold, pure gold
14 carat gold, pure gold, karat gold: Tiffany, the marks are for 14 karat gold. Either 14k or 14kt or 585 are just fine and all mean the same thing. The numbers represent the amount of pure gold in the jewlery mix of metal to make 14k gold. (Actually the number could be 583 but countries have...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring, demello, physical test
demello, physical test, approximate value: To test the stones we would need to see the ring for abour 1/2 hour. We would do a Magnification examination, Polariscope, Refractive Index and possibaly a physical test to determine what the stones are. Sincerely, Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC),...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring marked "Solid Gold", professional jeweler, gold filled jewelry
professional jeweler, gold filled jewelry, gold content: Hello Sherri and thank you for your inquiry. During the late 1800 s the words Solid Gold were often used as a marking on heavy gold filled jewelry. It also appears you have an initial or signet style ring and it is probably mounted on black glass or possibly...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring markigs, jewelry appraiser, antique jewelry
jewelry appraiser, antique jewelry, gram weight: Hello Lee and thank you for your inquiry. The 375 would indicate 9ct gold and the ring is probably British. The arrow could be a design mark. British jewelry will usually have other markings. Since your ring is gold and has a diamond you might want to have...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring markings?, 3 dots, demello
3 dots, demello, plat: The 18Kt is 18K gold, Plat is Platinum and the 3 dots are the makers mark. I m not familliar with this mark. There are as many of these marks as thre are jewelers and jewelry manufactures. If you try online and published jeweler hallmark publications you...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ruby, franklin north carolina, larimar
franklin north carolina, larimar, foriegn: This is not my expertise but I can tell you it sounds high... this may be difficult but I always had my Larimar cut out of the US...foriegn cutters are so much cheaper..and if you can the mounting done it is so much cheaper..I did mine in the dominican republic..not...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Sapphire, blue sapphire ring, permanent marker
blue sapphire ring, permanent marker, tourist areas: HI STEPHANIE, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SITUATION. IT PROBABLY WASN T EVEN A SAPPHIRE OR IF IT WAS IT WAS DYED OR COLORED. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU TAKE IT BACK TO WHERE YOU GOT IT, IT WAS A FAKE OF SOME KIND. THERE ARE MANY SIMULATED STONES OUT THERE AND MORE...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Setting Tiny Gemstones, pear shapes, lapidary journal
pear shapes, lapidary journal, faceted gemstones: Dear Priyanka, Stone setting is a specialized part of jewelry work. Often special tools are needed but more often a good set of fine nose jewelers pliers will do the work. The real trick is learning to cut a stone seat; this is cutting a place in the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Solder, diamond bezel, tricky job
diamond bezel, tricky job, crystal face: Dear Terri, First of all, the first question was marked “private” and this requires a confirmation of your email to receive the answer. For some reason, that did not happen. I am glad you received the reply and got back to me. Thanks so very much for...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Is it Solid Gold or Filled?, white gold bracelet, 18k white gold
white gold bracelet, 18k white gold, 18k white gold bracelet: Leah if it says 18kt white gold, Its solid gold and has 75% pure gold mixed with 25% alloys to make it white.....its Solid, she is asking if the gold is hollow inside which would make it very light weight and not desirable since it could break easily all...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: saphire fake or real?, 18 carat gold, gold signet ring
18 carat gold, gold signet ring, jewelery stores: Fake gems are sometimes very close to the real thing in terms of appearance, refractive index, and even the reactions they provoke when tested. I m more of an expert on emeralds, but some very basic tests can be done an many types of gems using a Chelsea...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: sapphire stone quality, blue sapphire ring, bands of color
blue sapphire ring, bands of color, covey: Hi, This is not uncommon, sapphire can have bands of color with clear zones. It is not always noticeable when well cut. When the color is place horizontal to the table, the stone could be half clear and appear to be solid color, by the way the light...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: screw mounted gems, screw type, birth months
screw type, birth months, screw driver: Hi, Pamela. The screw mount stones are seen only rarely today. Generally, these were used for birthstone rings and especially mother s rings , rings with a birthstone for each child or grandchild. The ring setting was often designed with a place to add...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: is silver right for me?, silver jewelry
silver jewelry: Silver for jewelry is not the best choice because it is very quick to tarnish. Polishing it and keeping it clean can turn into something you ll have to do very often if you want to keep that sparkle. White gold is a much better choice and platinum even better...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: sterling silver ring, sterling silver ring, vintage resources
sterling silver ring, vintage resources, gemologist: Hello Sandie and thank you for your inquiry. I believe that the PAD is either a design or manufacturer marking. I don t have the particular mark listed in my vintage resources so the ring could be newer or the mark is not registered - possibly foreign. In...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Taxco Earrings, silver, taxco
silver, taxco: I can t help with stamps and hallmarks, but as you may have already found out, Hecho en Taxco, means Made in Taxco in Spanish. Taxco is a silver mining town that has been mining silver and other metals since Colonial times in the Guerrero state of Mexico south...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: value of ring, jewelry appraiser, professional estate
jewelry appraiser, professional estate, dimonds: Hello Marie and thank you for your inquiry. You should take your ring to a professional estate jewelry appraiser for valuation. Value would depend on karat gold, condition, quality of stones all requiring a hands-on examination. Any markings on the ring would,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Watch, 10kt gold, gold color
10kt gold, gold color, gold metal: without seeing the back of the watch, I cant tell if its 10KT gold or 10kt GOLD FILLED is the back of the watch stainless steel (white silver) or gold??? send me a pic....it does not appear from the front to be of gold metal only gold color... thanks Le...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wearing rings together, platinum ring, ill answer
platinum ring, ill answer, keady: Hi Carl, its really not my field , but Ill answer anyway . Select what looks good and matches both they both look silvery , platinum is expensive and palladium maybe even more ... but nothing has the lustre of Gold , it seems you both prefer silvery...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Sapphire, gemologist, salmi
gemologist, salmi, jeweller: HI SALMI, DON T GET TO EXCITED, WHITE SAPPHIRE IS VERY COMMON AND SYNTHETIC WHITE SAPPHIRE IS MASS PRODUCED IN LABS. TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY YOU WOULD NEED TO GET A GEMOLOGIST TO LOOK AT IT. IT IS NOT AN EASY I.D. AND IT MAY BE EXPENSIVE. IF IT IS AN OLD...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: watch pendent necklace, jewerly box, shock proof
jewerly box, shock proof, gold watches: Hello Christina and thank you for your inquiry. Your watch sounds lovely. Most watches made during that time period used Swiss works. If you believe that there are diamonds present, you should have the watch appraised by a jeweler - the watch may be gold also....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: a well cut Cushion cut diamond and gold setting, cushion cut diamond, cushion cuts
cushion cut diamond, cushion cuts, insurance purposes: Rania Lets try and take these one at a time.... not sure what you mean by crushed, unless you mean a salty white crystal look because the facets reflect into a corner and may look like white scratches??? Table and Depth percentage should be 57-60% with a...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: a well cut Cushion cut diamond and gold setting, cushion cut diamond, brilliants
cushion cut diamond, brilliants, crushed ice: HI RANIA, A CUSHION CUT IS JUDGED NOT JUST BY THE PERCENTAGES BUT BY ITS BEAUTY. IF IT LOOKS BAD, IT IS BAD NO MATTER WHAT THE PERCENTAGES ARE. THE STANDARD DEPTH PERCENTAGE (61%) AND THE SMALLER TABLE PERCENTAGE (55-57%) ARE THE BEST USUALLY. ESPECIALLY...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold and diamond ring, brittani, jewelry store
brittani, jewelry store, blessed day: HI BRITTANI, DON T WORRY ABOUT SIZING EVERY JEWELRY STORE CAN DO IT USUALLY. THE COSTS VARY. TO GO UP THREE SIZES MAY BE A LITTLE PRICEY. I WOULD EXPECT TO PAY AT LEAST $100 IF NOT MORE. TRY TO GET SOMEONE WHO HAS A GOOD REPUTATION IN YOUR AREA SO THE JOB...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 10K gold ring, diamond cluster ring, quality stamp
diamond cluster ring, quality stamp, metal quality: Hi, Dody. The EJ is most likely the maker s mark, showing the mark of the manufacturer. If in the USA, this is the legal form for marking jewelry, with a metal quality stamp such as 10k and then the maker s mark. This is legally like the maker signing a...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 14 ct continental ear rings, langbein, ear rings
langbein, ear rings, klinger: Hello Roza and thank you for your inquiry. The earring mark suggests that they are gold, however in order to be sure, you should have them tested by a jeweler. K&L is probably the manufacturer/designer.The only listing I have for this mark is K&L within a...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 14k. gold mark., gold mark, browser address
gold mark, browser address, address field: Hello Vikky and thank you for your inquiry. I am not an expert in foreign jewelry items but I will refer you to a site that might help. Just click on or copy and paste the below url into your browser address field and hit enter: http://www.925-1000.com/Fitalian_marks_01.html...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 18k gold necklace, 18k gold necklace, crusifix
18k gold necklace, crusifix, italian gold: Larry 18kt is much softer than 14kt or 10 since it has more pure gold approx. 75% pure as opposed to 58.3% on 14kt. Gold is very soft and it does stretch of course. So the answer is Yes it did stretch and eventually the weakest link will break take it to...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 18k Y gold solder question, sanded surface, color match
sanded surface, color match, color differences: Laura, yes, you can use 18k solder on 10k gold. The melting temperature is not so much of a problem here since lots of 10k melts higher in temp than 14k. Some does not. With 18k EASY all should be fine. You might check out the solders you have and see if...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Antique pendant..., great grandmother, jewelry books
great grandmother, jewelry books, even art: Hello Errin and thank you for your inquiry. Sounds like you have a lovely pendant. Since you have the dates of your grandmother s birth and death that should help pinpoint the age unless it was passed down to her from a previous member of the family. Without...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: antique/vintage? silver cameo ring, sterling rings, shell cameo
sterling rings, shell cameo, oppisite side: Thank you for your inquiry and I apologize for the delay. I had computer problems. Your cameo ring appears to have a carved shell cameo in a very pretty sterling setting. The PD/Heart mark is probably the manufacturer and if it says Thailand, that is the place...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ask 417, quantity of gold, usa law
quantity of gold, usa law, law states: Could be the manufacturers trademark, since USA law states that all Karat jewelery mfg must have the mfg trademark on the ring for Karat quality...in other words a stamp of 417 or 585 10kt or 14kt must be within a certain degree of tolerance relating to the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Blasted rock in ct, geology dept, gemologist
geology dept, gemologist, emeralds: HI KYLE, SOUNDS LIKE A REAL FIND. I WOULD TAKE A SAMPLE TO THE CLOSEST UNIVERSITY THAT HAS A GEOLOGY DEPT. AND SHOW THEM WHAT YOU FOUND. I WOULDN T TELL THEM WHERE YOU FOUND IT JUST ASK THEM TO IDENTIFY THE MINERALS. OR IF YOU HAVE SOME OF THE CRYSTALS...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Bracelet, jewelry businesses, countries in the european union
jewelry businesses, countries in the european union, quality marks: Hello, Heather. My lovely wife and I visited the UK last fall season. We had a very fine trip. We do hope to return some day. As for the authenticity of the gold quality, I cannot tell without having the bracelet in hand to test. If purchased from an established...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Bracelet from Spanish American war, spanish american war, mexican sterling
spanish american war, mexican sterling, great grandmother: Hello Tracye and thank you for your inquiry. I apologize for the delay - my computer has been down. Your bracelet looks very interesting and the buckle style has been a popular design. If there are no markings on the inside, you might want to have it tested...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: braclett, rolled gold, vietman
rolled gold, vietman, gold plate: Hello Della and thank you for your inquiry. 18K rgp means that the bracelet is 18karat rolled gold plate which,if it is also marked sterling, the term would be vermeil. The value would depend on the sterling weight in grams as well as the desirability of the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: butterfly brooch, jewelry books, precious materials
jewelry books, precious materials, brooch: Hello Jessica and thank you for your inquiry. Your brooch appears to be a butterfly and I imagine that it has rhinestones. Just from the part of the name that I could see - possibly Jomaz ? The 846 may just be a design or line number. If you believe it is...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Cleaning, nooks and crannies, cotton swab
nooks and crannies, cotton swab, david fortier: First I would address the dirty peridot. This can be accomplished with lukewarm (never hot!!) water and a mild dishwashing liquid. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies around the stone, but it is best to use a brand new toothbrush...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: circa 1920 mexican jewelry, mexican jewelry, jewelry books
mexican jewelry, jewelry books, mexican menu: Hello Ron and thank you for your inquiry. I have listed a website below that may be of some assistance to you in identifying your mark. Just copy and paste the url into your browser address field and hit enter: http://www.925-1000.com/mexican_menu.html...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: cleaning cabs, open flame, tight lid
open flame, tight lid, acetone: Hello, I would soak them in acetone. Just make sure to seal the acetone and stones in a bottle with a air tight lid. Acetone evaporates very fast and when mixed with air is very volatile and will burn very fast if exposed to a spark or open flame. You...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: cubic zirconia and windex, cubic zirconia, best buy
cubic zirconia, best buy, bleach: Hi Gayla, Its really not my bag , but I do know windex. What were you thinking there ? It must look nice as a blue one ,but try putting in bleach for an hour.I guess if its too late as the chemicals seemed to have permeated the CZ.. You had best buy another......

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: damage to gems from heat, semi precious stones, temperature tolerance
semi precious stones, temperature tolerance, goldsmith: I really am not an expert in this field of gems in terms of their temperature tolerance... I m sure each GeM has a different temperature where it will break under heat... for the most part I think Goldsmith s when repairing rings, take all the stones out...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond earrings, diamond earrings, baguette diamond
diamond earrings, baguette diamond, quality repair: Norma, hello and wishing you a fine day for all. This question is good for me to receive from you since getting diamonds clean enough to do repair work is critical to good quality repair. I am often amazed at how the most insignificant and unseen dirt...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamonds and gold, diamonds and gold, natural diamonds
diamonds and gold, natural diamonds, jewelry companies: Allison, honestly the methods of identification of diamonds and precious metals are beyond simple guessing and a few quick looks. To explain all that is needed is beyond the scope of this answer. Diamonds can be identified in most cases with magnified examination...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Earrings, synthetic rutile, color flashes
synthetic rutile, color flashes, opals: Hi Amanda, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. From these pictures I guess it is possible to be opal but not my first guess. I would have to see them live to give you a better opinion. I think they look like Titania (synthetic rutile). These...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Emerald stone from india, emperor constantine, emerald stone
emperor constantine, emerald stone, exsists: Hi Isabelle, I know of many references to emerald connected with the emperor Constantine but I am not farmiliar with a specific type of emerald called a Constantine . Did your jeweller say why it was a Constantine Emerald? What makes it this type of emerald?...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Enquiry, jewelry appraiser, antiques dealer
jewelry appraiser, antiques dealer, east brunswick: Best is to see a jewelry appraiser especialy if your looking to sell !! Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York City...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: emerald ring, solitaire rings, quality gold
solitaire rings, quality gold, store shelves: Patricia The price depends mostly on quality and quantity factors. You can buy cheap, low quality emerald rings just about anywhere for $100 or slightly more, but for a good quality emerald set in good quality gold, you ll pay more. But its worth it. I...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: eye broach, jewelry appraiser, big eye
jewelry appraiser, big eye, sterling silver: Hello Cheryl and thank you for your inquiry. Eye jewelry was popular during the late 18th and 19th century and was usually incorporated into mourning or love token jewelry. Some pieces were handpainted on porcelain, others more elaborate. More recent eye...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Fob Chain, vest pocket, jewelry store
vest pocket, jewelry store, pocket watch: the chain appears to be gold filled and was a chain used for a pocket watch to be held in a suit vest pocket with the chain hanging down slightly for a sophisticated look, I do not believe the chain is gold, take a close look around the clasp and chain connections...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Foreign hallmark idenitification, east brunswick, art thanks
east brunswick, art thanks, east berlin: Hi Susan, Best I can say is that it seems the ring is from the UK based on that number configuration. I m sorry thats the best I can do because I m not familliar with that. Hallmark. Art Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: fish in crown symbol, earrings, fish
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: fish in crown symbol, earrings, fish, jewelry

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Markings..., m fabrikant, fth
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Markings..., m fabrikant, fth, d harris

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring markings, biographical dictionary, jewelry co
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring markings, biographical dictionary, jewelry co, eisenstadt

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring with the word "Cosmic" inside band, cursive, cosmic mystery
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring with the word "Cosmic" inside band, cursive, cosmic mystery, nice ring

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring resizing
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring resizing

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: silver pillbox charm, nantucket lighthouse, cape cod
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: silver pillbox charm, nantucket lighthouse, cape cod, pendants

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Yellow gold turned pink with heat
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Yellow gold turned pink with heat

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: fish in crown symbol, hallmark, melissa
hallmark, melissa, good luck: Hello Melissa and thank you for your inquiry. I have not located the maker however, you might search through the following hallmark website for something similar to yours. http://www.925-1000.com/index.html They are constantly updating and having the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: GOLD Indian Chief Ring, pawn shop, east brunswick
pawn shop, east brunswick, headress: Usualy what you described is a hallmark or makers mark. As far as the metal get it tested by a jeweler or appraiser. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold Soldering, electric welders, yellow metals
electric welders, yellow metals, gold color: Kerry, if you want the jump rings soldered closed and to keep the gold color, you will have to stick with gold. Other yellow metals will tarnish badly and gold plated items will loose the color from soldering. Actually, I have put the last of your question...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold stamp missing, mystic topaz ring, kt yellow gold
mystic topaz ring, kt yellow gold, gold stamp: Sometimes gld can vary in color from piece to piece. It is a good idea to have it tested. Art Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gemstone, east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: Sell it to a privete individual. The end user !! Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York City - Westchester - Long Island...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Hamilton Railroad Pocket Watch, antique pocket watch, hamilton watch
antique pocket watch, hamilton watch, pa 17: Hello Terry and thank you for your inquiry. I m not a watch expert but I did find the following website that may be of help to you. They do have a registration # search and quite a bit of information. Just click on or copy and paste the following url into...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: help with sterling mark, quality stamps, company quality
quality stamps, company quality, good luck: HI RALPH, I M NOT REAL CLEAR ON YOUR DRAWING. IS THERE THE WORD STERLING ? IS THIS THE SHAPE OF THE PIN OR A STAMP ON THE BACK? IT IS PROBABLY A COMBINATION OF THE LETTERS OF THE COMPANY S NAME. I AM NOT VERSED IN COMPANY QUALITY STAMPS SO CAN ONLY SPECULATE....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Identify mark?, gold locket, east brunswick
gold locket, east brunswick, demello: I m sorry I am not familliar with this hallmark. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York City - Westchester - Long Island...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Information about ring passed down, eye chrysoberyl, transparent honey
eye chrysoberyl, transparent honey, pawn shops: from the picure the stone appears to be a synthetic form of cats eye, not worth very much the 10kt gold ring appears to be hollowed out in the back and you can most likely see the back of the stone and its flat and unpolished. The ring most likely weighs approx....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Italian 18k 1.2oz herringbone necklace, gold herringbone necklace, gold market
gold herringbone necklace, gold market, gold buyer: depending on the world gold market which has dropped today to approx. 890/ ounce your 1.2 oz necklace is worth 500-600.00 and you should be able to sell it to a cash for gold buyer, only deal with local jewelers and you wont get taken advantage. Now lets make...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: identify brooch, miriam haskell, glass pearls
miriam haskell, glass pearls, jewelry style: Hello Kayla and thank you for your inquiry. Your pendant looks lovely. It appears to be in the wired jewelry style used by Miriam Haskell, Robert and some of the other designers in the 1940-1950 s. These used glass pearls and age will effect the finish. Without...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Jewellery from galeria cano, galeria cano
galeria cano: Annette, Sorry, it sounds like you have a lovely piece, but I can t be of much help. I ll give it a shot though. I m not an expert on those stones, so I couldn t tell you anything interesting that you wouldn t be able to find in the Wikipedia. You may...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Loss of Mass on Refining, alloy metals, gold alloy
alloy metals, gold alloy, troy ounce: Dear Abdul Basir, thanks for this question. I hope the communications is clear enough for both of us. : ) First of all, here are the numbers we are working with, given because my figures are slightly different from yours either from rounding off the numbers...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: what does letters after 14k mean, east brunswick, cubic zirconias
east brunswick, cubic zirconias, demello: Seems to be 14K gold CZ with cubic zirconias. Get it checked by an appraiser. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Markings..., east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: The initials FTH are the hallmark of makers mark which either indicates the Manufacture or jeweler s initials who made the ring. Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA)...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Markings inside thrift store silver ring, sterling jewelry, city c
sterling jewelry, city c, silver ring: Hello Heidi and thank you for your inquiry. A P inside a circle was used by Irving M. Planick of New York City, c. 1934. They produced gold and sterling jewelry usually with gemstones. Your stone could be an amethyst. I d say you got a bargain ! Sally...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Miscellaneous ring, gold diamond ring, east brunswick
gold diamond ring, east brunswick, demello: See an appraiser !! Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York City - Westchester - Long Island - Boston - Burlington -...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: markings inside ring, mexican jewelry, letter sequence
mexican jewelry, letter sequence, browser address: Hello Henry and thank you for your inquiry. The numbers and letters that you have on your ring are probably the manufacturer/design number of the piece. Normally when I see MEX I think of Mexico, but without actually seeing the design, workmanship it is difficult...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: mexican opal, mexican opal, opal fire
mexican opal, opal fire, orange type: Hello again, The red type of mexican opal if nice is around 100 to 250.00 range depending on size. The clear type with good color 50 to 150.00 again depending on size. Their is also a orange type around the same as above. So depending on the size and...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Need Help, insurance value, vintage jewelry
insurance value, vintage jewelry, gold bracelet: Hi Ashley , Thats a lovely item ,hinged with the stones set with claws are they clip on earrings or screw ?I cant see.It could be cast then hand-fined. Its always difficult to value online . There are several differing values for valuation assessing ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: nanna's ring, university hts, jewelers inc
university hts, jewelers inc, carat weight: send me a picture, take it up to any jewelry store and have them weigh it get a price how much they will pay you and let me know, I will send you a check for more if I can, and you can mail it to me.... thanks les ARK Jewelers Inc 13880 Cedar rd University...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: nanna's ring, engravement, east brunswick
engravement, east brunswick, demello: It means 18 Karat Gold and Platinum. 6245 is a stock number Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: necklace extension, rhinestone necklaces, chain style
rhinestone necklaces, chain style, rhinestone necklace: Hello Patricia and thank you for your inquiry. Most of the older rhinestone necklaces run about 15 which is small in today s world. Depending on the type of catch you have at the back - if it is an 0 ring, you can buy some additional ones at a craft store...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: necklace (potpourri?) charm, scented fabric, open flower
scented fabric, open flower, marcasite stones: Hello Jennifer and thank you for your inquiry. Your locket sounds very pretty. I don t know how large it is, but there were lockets that were meant to hold a small piece of scented fabric or cotton and sometimes other small treasures depending on the age of...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: old jewelry, old jewelry, brooche
old jewelry, brooche, jewelry box: Hello Leata and thank you for your inquiry. The word Depose when used in jewelry usually means trademarked or registered in France. The SSM may have some French assay meaning but I haven t been able to identify it yet. You may want to check out the following...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Pin, design shape, metal test
design shape, metal test, gold flash: Thanks for the picture. I still believe this is sterling judging from the stamps on the item. If there is gold color, I mean a true gold color and not that of first signs of tarnish on sterling, the item may have a gold flash over sterling. That would make...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Platinum or Palladium??, platinum ring, palladium
platinum ring, palladium, good evening: Palladium will be less expensive and the look will be close not a problem, yes you can mix although Platinum with platinum will wear a little more consistant but not enough to make a difference, this should be the biggest problem in your life good luck le...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: To pickle or not to pickle?, brushing with baking soda, soft solders
brushing with baking soda, soft solders, jewelry work: Thomas is back---------------------------------------- Rosemarie, a soldering iron which will go to 2000ºf is news to me. I would like to see that device. Sure, the temperature is sufficient to melt jewelry solders for most gold and silver work but I wonder...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: pure Jade bracelet, jewelry appraiser, jade bracelet
jewelry appraiser, jade bracelet, chinese man: Hello Emma and thank you for your inquiry. Your bracelet sounds lovely. I would advise you to take it to an estate jewelry appraiser for identification of the metal (possibly gold?) and type of jade. Some jade pieces are very valuable and many were set in...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: quarts?, scratch test, carlsbad california
scratch test, carlsbad california, reputable school: There are so many stones these dolphins could be... I hate to say you really should find a gemologist... if you have trouble finding one try calling the GIA in Carlsbad California.... they are a very reputable school of gemologist... and may note one in...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: question about stone and markings, amber stone, colored stones
amber stone, colored stones, ebay: The c757 sounds like some sort of a model code... although I don t know... determining exactly what the stone is is really impossible unless it is examined by a gemologist... and most likely better first-hand... I would really not trust what they say on...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Radical Ring Resizing, signet ring, delicate design
signet ring, delicate design, pop store: Lena Since it has NO stones in the ring the sizing should be pretty simple and straight forward, in a typical jeweler store in the mall, the sizing should not cost more than 60.00 if you went to a mom and pop store with a jeweler on premise and a shop,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Removing the name from a 14K Gold Cartouche, gold pieces, grinding tools
gold pieces, grinding tools, english letters: Ann, thanks for this question. I also have a cartouche and my name is there in raised forms against the background. I imagine the name could be engraved with hieroglyphics, a rather shallow cut into the surface and engraved rather than raised symbols....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Replacement value, baily banks and biddle, banks and biddle
baily banks and biddle, banks and biddle, bailey banks and biddle: I am the appraiser for the Baily, Banks and Biddle Jewelers in the northeast and am willing to adjust your claim. Ask your insurance company if they would accept a hypothetical appraisal report from our company. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Resized?, true bargain, titanium band
true bargain, titanium band, time joseph: Joe, this answer is mostly lacking in good news but there is a slight possibility of one good response. The titanium band was a true bargain but if it does not fit? This metal cannot be sized in any conventional way to make it larger. It cannot be cut and...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring markings, st louis mo, eisenstadt
st louis mo, eisenstadt, gold and silver: Hello Neil and thank you for your inquiry. I apologize for the delay- computer problems...The Name Priscilla was used for gold and silver jewelry by Eisenstadt Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo. All I could find is that they were active in 1934 possibly beginning c....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ring with the word "Cosmic" inside band, gold diamond ring, 14k white gold
gold diamond ring, 14k white gold, 14k white gold diamond ring: I m sorry I m not familliar with that name. I think cosmic is more likely the name of the manufacture and not a specific line of jewelry Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ruby ring, ruby ring, rubies
ruby ring, rubies, covey: Hi Margaret, From the pictures I would say they are garnets not rubies. Yes I can re-polish them but would cost more than the stones are worth. However, many of my clients elect to re-polish anyway due to the sentiment. Regards, Steven D.Cove...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Are these real?, costume jewelry, gemologist
costume jewelry, gemologist, brooch: HI, I can not tell from this picture. It is too small to see. To really know I would have to see it live. I would sugguest you find a jeweler who has a gemologist on staff they will give you a free opinion I am sure. Good Luck, Steven D.Cove...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: rhinestone necklace, jewelry books, precious metals
jewelry books, precious metals, market values: Hello Patricia and thank you for your inquiry. What a nice heirloom..Rhinestone jewelry has been popular since the late 1800 s and values range from low to high depending on condition of the stones, design (some are set in precious metals such as sterling)and...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: ring resizing, resizing rings, quality metals
resizing rings, quality metals, costume ring: Dear Alexei, Thank you for the question about changing the finger size of a costume jewelry ring. If you suspect it is not reasonable to size the ring, you are quite correct. To remove a section and braze it back together at a smaller size, then to restore...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: TO SELL, gem show, gemologist
gem show, gemologist, ebay: You will be on the stone..... he can range from almost worthless to a very high price... you should go in and find a gemologist to have them graded it is a stone worthwhile... if you don t find a gemologist trying a reputable jeweler... once you have some...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: SILVER SMELTING, ingot molds, crusible
ingot molds, crusible, high quality products: Jon, here is a simple list of three companies. Between these you should find what you need. 1. Try this page at Shor has large capacity molds near the lower section of the page. http://www.shorinternational.com/IngotTongGlove.htm Allexperts links...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Silver??, silver content, local museum
silver content, local museum, table decorations: Hello Nan and thank you for your inquiry. Many older items don t have markings and need to be tested for gold or silver content. You would need to take them to an appraiser or jeweler who could test them for you since it requires acid and can be harmful. You...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Stone, blurr, good luck
blurr, good luck, photo: HI TRACIE, I M SORRY TO SAY BUT I CAN T MAKE OUT ANY DETAILS FROM THE PHOTO. WHEN IT IS BLOWN UP THE STONE IS ALL A BLURR. ANY WAY WITHOUT SEEING IT AND TOUCHING IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO POSITIVELY IDENTIFY IT. WHO GAVE IT TO YOU AND DID THEY SAY WHAT IT WAS...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: setting stones, ruby sapphire, amythist
ruby sapphire, amythist, craft fairs: Okay the secret here is to buy direct... and buying over the Internet is difficult because you re not holding the stones in your hand to examine... what you should do is pick out a few stones and become very knowledgeable in that particular stone.. for example...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: silver pillbox charm, jewelry appraiser, sail ship
jewelry appraiser, sail ship, basket pattern: Thank you for your inquiry. Your box sounds very interesting. Giving you much information without actually seeing or hands-on is difficult but it sounds like what your instincts tell you - it is probably a pillbox, scent necklace or chatelaine charm used as...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: about my stones, scratch test, angle grinder
scratch test, angle grinder, diamond tester: HI MATHUSAEL, I THINK YOU READ THAT WRONG. ALL THE GEMS YOU MENTIONED CAN SCRATCH GLASS!! DON T USE GLASS AS A TEST. RUBY AND SAPPHIRE ARE CORUNDUM AND ARE 9 ON THE MOH S SCALE WITH DIAMOND BEING 10. YOU SHOULD FIND A BETTER SOURCE OF INFORMATION THAN WHAT...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Tarnished gold vintage beads, carat gold, gold beads
carat gold, gold beads, vintage beads: Hi, Laurel. Now this is a neat question and one I have not been asked before. And, while 9 karat gold may have been used in older jewelry, this is still a quite acceptable karat in the UK. In the UK they use the C form of carat for gold while in the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: what type of gem to i have?, beautiful colors, correct angle
beautiful colors, correct angle, gemologist: There is a chance that is labradite... at times this one was just dark with no collar than when it is at the correct angle with light shining on, it shows beautiful colors in all directions... the best thing is to check with a jeweler or gemologist... regards...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Untreated ammolite 6.1mm x 6.1mm, ammolite stone, delicate layers
ammolite stone, delicate layers, fossilization: Susan, ammolite is so beautiful and is also so fragile. Most used in jewelry has either an epoxy or plastic coating or is made as doublet. A doublet is an ammolite with a clear cap over the material, a cap of quartz. Have you seen opal triplets? These stones...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Worth on huge square Mexican topaz ring set in 14k gold, 18k gold ring, east brunswick
18k gold ring, east brunswick, art thanks: I would need to see it in my office in order to appraise it ! Art Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York City - Westchester...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding band - invisible mounting, invisible settings, jewelry design
invisible settings, jewelry design, wedding band: Invisible settings are out of date since they cause more problems than its worth....its not your jewelers fault but if you like give me his name and I will find out for you.....i dont know what the other jeweler was trying to pull over you but my thought is...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding band being made all wrong!, professional printer, old gold
professional printer, old gold, printer print: Diane, being only on one side of the fence with only one view makes it difficult for me to say in definite terms what should happen in each case. However, considering what you have told me, I believe they should refund it all to you, regardless of the time...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: weighing loose diamonds, electronic digital scales, bench jeweler
electronic digital scales, bench jeweler, beam models: Hi, Amber. Thanks for this question. The calipers will only go so far in estimation of the carat weight of stones you have. Measurements are based on a stone cut to ideal proportions and most are not cut that exactly. A diameter of the round stone or...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Yellow gold turned pink with heat, pink coloration, hydrogen peroxide
pink coloration, hydrogen peroxide, gold repairs: Hi, Laura. This is an important question to anyone doing jewelry work. The pink coloration will happen to every jeweler at some time or the other. First, be very certain you have a good anti-oxidation coating. The standard is the denatured alcohol/ boric...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 11th century Brooch, metal pin, best bet
metal pin, best bet, local museum: Hello Andy and thank you for your inquiry. Your brooch appears to be heraldric in style. I could not pull up a close jpg so am just guessing by the shape. The university should be able to tell you why they base their identification as 11th century. Are there...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 1847 Rogers Bros. pinky ring, 1847 rogers bros, spoon rings
1847 rogers bros, spoon rings, pinky ring: Hello Jeanie and thank you for your inquiry. Many of the silver flatware companies made jewelry items to go with their silver patterns. Some were referred to as spoon rings, bracelets or pendants. Most of them were signed the same as the flatware i.e. 1847...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 1920 Art Deco Diamond Ring, fine estate jewelry, jewelry appraiser
fine estate jewelry, jewelry appraiser, gothic design: Hello Danielle and thank you for your inquiry. The GOTHIC is probably the design line and the ***ley & Sons Inc. is not enough to go on to find a match on the manufacturer. Perhaps the jeweler could use more magnification on the name to make it out or he/she...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Alexandrite, east brunswick, art thanks
east brunswick, art thanks, demello: Yes they did !! See a Gemologist and have it tested !! Its a simple test. Art Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com New York...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Alexandrite, conductivity meter, heat conductivity
conductivity meter, heat conductivity, proper expertise: Scott, You dont have the proper expertise to evaluate these stones nor the proper equipment. A heat conductivity meter is not the proper way to test these stones. I ould need to see these stones to properly evaluate them. I do many stones for soldiers...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Antique bracelet, flower decoration, plain font
flower decoration, plain font, jewelry store: Hello Mary and thank you for your inquiry. The only information I can locate for a mark Aristo is Hemill Products, Inc. in New York City. They were primarily into silver but could have produced gold at one time I don t know how hold your bracelet is but...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Antique Ring (Possibly Russian), gif answer, russian jewelry
gif answer, russian jewelry, jewelry appraiser: Hello Coni and thank you for your inquiry. 1. I am not a fine jewelry designer but I do know that some costume jewelry designers mounted their stones in reverse - I m sure for creativity. 2. I m not that familiar with Russian jewelry but most of the hallmarks...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: altering shank width, finished ring, side stones
finished ring, side stones, band width: Amanda, considering your follow-up information, tapering the band down should be a relatively simple operation. I appreciate both the photo and the follow-up. That information made my work on this end much easier and more accurate. Thanks again. Blessings...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: antique pin question, imanges, victorian accessories
imanges, victorian accessories, amazon: Hello Dorothy and thank you for your inquiry. Your item looksk to me like a Victorian toothpick. They were often elaborate with tiny blades and worn as a lapel or dress pin or sometimes in charm form. You might find out more about these in a book of Victorian...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: antique ring, ancestry com, jewelry appraiser
ancestry com, jewelry appraiser, family histories: Hello Rachel and thank you for your inquiry. More information would be needed for authenticating your ring. First, check to see if there is any writing or numbers on the inside of the ring. If there is not, you would need to have it checked by a jeweler as...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: authentication, ebay store, white elephant
ebay store, white elephant, antique watches: Hello Evelyn and thank you for your inquiry. Ebay is such a vase selling medium that many times things will go unnoticed. I sell on ebay and have been for over 10 years. It takes awhile to build up a customer base but there are things you can do that can help...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Boulder Opal, boulder opals, boulder opal
boulder opals, boulder opal, diamond shape: Hi Laurel, Boulder Opals can be very very valuable. What colours do you see , does it have a clean face ? there are any cracks or sand spots ? is the base colour blue ? green ? Red is a rare colour so if it has some red ...it worth being very nice to it ...but...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: chlorine exposure and gemstones, chlorine exposure, ruby diamond
chlorine exposure, ruby diamond, east brunswick: Generaly there is no problem with gemstones handleing clorine. Its mainly gold that cant handle the clorine. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: composition of white gold, karat yellow gold, gold platinum
karat yellow gold, gold platinum, gold 18k: Dear Mat Lo, You are quite correct about the color of natural gold; pure gold is a very rich yellow color. Because pure gold is too soft and easily deformed to use for most forms of jewelry, other metals are added to make the gold tougher. At this point,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: core drills, diamond core drills, tube od
diamond core drills, tube od, core drill: Hello, Here is a website to get your diamond core drills. http://www.lopacki.com/coredrills/ You need the 4 or 5 mm OD size, I guess the 11.25 is mm? If so you are okay with the drills on this page. Keep the bit cool under water and go slow and easy...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: custom ring with a mark, east brunswick, east berlin
east brunswick, east berlin, demello: Hi Patrea, The answer to your questions is yes and copyright laws are a serious offense especialy when it involves large sums of money. Check your local, state and federal laws for compliance. You may also report violations to the US Patent and copyright...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Damaged Amber Pendant, nail polish remover, heat damage
nail polish remover, heat damage, acetone: Dear Evelyn, I have a few photography friends I have met only on the web who live in your country. I have much respect for folks making things work there. Sorry, that is not really appropriate to this answer. Amber is often cemented into a setting. I...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Diamond has fallen out of engagement ring, oval diamond, design fault
oval diamond, design fault, design structure: Thomas is back in the building.............................. Hi, Melissa. I hope my simple sketch attaches. Otherwise I will need to give you a link to another web address. If so, the image will stay up about 4 days then be removed. Here are answers to...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamond ring on yellow gold setting, east brunswick, demello
east brunswick, demello, east berlin: Good question for the law enforcement police. I m not quite sure how they go bout that. Thanks for writting !!! Good Luck A.DeMello Gemological Laboratories Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) J-Bar (JVC) USPAP http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com ...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: diamonds, frosted appearance, polishing the stone
frosted appearance, polishing the stone, torch flame: Laura, you have a very kind and focused attitude, focused it seems on things more important than what we have in possessions. I feel much the same way. Contacting the BBB was very proper. I am not an attorney but if you have one, this might be a real...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Engagement Ring, zales jewelers, kay jewelers
zales jewelers, kay jewelers, quality diamonds: The Ring stamp means the ring was manufactured by Rosy blue company one of the biggist suppliers in the world. More than likely the ring was purchased at Kay Jewelers or Zales Jewelers. What your seeing in the diamond is inclusions or imperfections in the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 11th century Brooch, prongs, 19th century
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 11th century Brooch, prongs, 19th century, clue

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 1920 Art Deco Diamond Ring, google, snr
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: 1920 Art Deco Diamond Ring, google, snr, 20th century

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Information on Meda stamp on topaz ring, cubic zirconia, shopping networks
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Information on Meda stamp on topaz ring, cubic zirconia, shopping networks

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage jewelry makers mark, beautiful gold, cartier
Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage jewelry makers mark, beautiful gold, cartier, online auction sites

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: fire damaged gold, bench jeweler, gold jewelry
bench jeweler, gold jewelry, costume jewelry: Sandra, believe me, my heart goes out to you in this situation. My losses were through a break-in, not a fire. There is perhaps some mutual understanding. I would try another jeweler and first call to be certain the place will test metals. Some stores...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Glue for Jade & Silver, epoxy cures, craft jewelry
epoxy cures, craft jewelry, cure time: Melody, I am older than you and I can t remember what glue I might have used back then, either. : ) However, I sure can tell you the cement I prefer for this sort of setting. There are two excellent choices, with the best being the one most applicable...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold Jewelry from Italy, italian chains, jewelry pieces
italian chains, jewelry pieces, italian manufacturers: Joanne, Most Italian Mfg. will have a trademark and a stamp showcasing ITALY , your allergic reaction stems from the alloys being used to Karat Down the item, perhaps choosing an 18kt gold piece will alleviate this reaction within your chemistry and your...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold tipped shells, conductive layer, metallic powder
conductive layer, metallic powder, metallic surface: Hi, Desiree. Thanks for the question. Indeed, there must be a conductive layer on the shells where you want the electroplated gold to adhere. There certainly is a way to do this but it is not an inexpensive project. In normal electroplating, the plated...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Gold worn down, gold engagement ring, thin ring
gold engagement ring, thin ring, ring shank: Rachel, good evening to you and thanks for the question. If your engagement ring is wearing on the side touching the band, then the band is causing the wear. The band will be wearing also but will likely not show the wear as much. The karat of the gold...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold, magnifying glass, earring
magnifying glass, earring, magnification: Alexa, even with magnification the stamps on an earring stud are often difficult to read. There is also the real chance the stamp is slightly distorted in the metal. A mark for gold filled will include the GF and a distorted GF could easily look like a...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold discoloration, diamond stud earrings, gold diamond stud earrings
diamond stud earrings, gold diamond stud earrings, buffing wheel: Lorena Youre not the first or will be the last to do this......your lucky the diamonds did not burn and turn a hazy white color film over the diamonds then you would have to send them to a diamond cutter to repolish them..... You can take them to a jeweler...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: gold markings, gold markings, loose gemstones
gold markings, loose gemstones, formal appraisal: Is most likely the manufacturers hallmark who takes responsibility of the quantity and quality of the golds tolerance to the stamp, in other words they guarantee its at least 41.7% (10KT) every appraiser is different and there are no standards for cost control...