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Antique 10k Gold Filled Starburst Round Locket & Chain Necklace Edwardian – Art Nouveau era Jewellery Jewelry Estate

$295.00

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(THIS ITEM IS NOT GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED PLEASE READ EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW DESCRIPTION)

Antique round starburst locket and chain signed WH Co (Walter Hayward USA 1851-?)

The gold filled Art Nouveau locket is guaranteed at least 10k gold …

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For Afterpay payment option visit our website www.vintagejewelleryco.com.au

(THIS ITEM IS NOT GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED PLEASE READ EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW DESCRIPTION)

Antique round starburst locket and chain signed WH Co (Walter Hayward USA 1851-?)

The gold filled Art Nouveau locket is guaranteed at least 10k gold purity. The front of the locket has a starburst theme with inbedded rhinestones. I note one or two are darker than others. The back is mirror finish gold with a monogram in old script The locket is attached to a 44.5cms or 17.5 inch long thick rolo chain.

The inside of the locket has one original frame. The locket is in very good vintage condition. No dings No dents. It opens and closes as it should

The locket is 3cms by 3cms not including the applied bail. Combined total weight of 22.5gms.

Early 1900s to 1920s Art Nouveau era

Please note that vintage and antique rose gold is more subtle in colour than today’s highly copper infused pink gold found at the local mail jewellery store. If you prefer the more modern colour than this item is probably not for you.

All measurements and weights are approximate only.

What is Antique and Vintage Gold Filled Jewellery

Vintage Gold fill is an actual layer of gold which has been pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating. Vintage Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. Anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of an allergic reaction.

Vintage Gold filled jewellery is made from solid gold and filled with other alloys such as brass, bronze and sterling silver. Think of it like a sandwich with solid gold on the outside and a metal filling. Vintage Gold filled wears, looks and lasts like solid gold because its outer surface IS solid gold.

Antique and Vintage “Gold Filled” jewellery is a term that should only be used for items that were made in the USA and if you are unsure you should ask your seller its origin. Vintage and Antique gold filled items were regulated by the US government and the gold content must be at least 1/20 of the weight of the item. Unfortunately the term gold filled has been hijacked and become generic and is being misused for cheap gold plate jewellery from Asia. Gold plate has no regulations. Vintage Gold Fill does not wear off like gold plate. Vintage Gold filled jewellery even offers more than solid gold such as strength and durability because of the inner metal core as solid gold is a soft metal and tends to dent and bend.

Please also be aware that Victorian gold filled pieces are generally unmarked for gold content and hallmarking in the USA did not generally happen until after 1907. Even then the maker could choose to mark the jewellery or the box that it came in so that many pieces are not hallmarked with their gold content. Antique and Vintage gold filled jewellery is normally 10k, 12k, or 14k in gold content. Beware of the newer cheap imitations being marketed as gold filled which are in fact imported from Asia. They are not vintage or antique. They are not gold filled. They are cheap gold plate imitations. The term “gold filled” is being misused by unscrupulous sellers.

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