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

$215.00

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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 hallmarked 1/20 10k FM Co (FM Co – Finberg USA 1888-?) high quality locket with bezel set pinky purple stones applied to …

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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 hallmarked 1/20 10k FM Co (FM Co – Finberg USA 1888-?) high quality locket with bezel set pinky purple stones applied to the front in the shape of a violet flower. The locket has been etched and carved to the borders front and back with a chased and mirror finish front and mirror gold finish back.

Inside the locket are its original frames, backing papers and covers. The item appears in unworn vintage condition. No dings No dents and its opens and closes well. The chain has an old fashioned antique c clasp that works as it should. The chain is 59.5cms or just over 23 inches so it is quite long. The locket is 3cms by 2.6cms including the applied bail. Combined total weight of 9.4gms

Early 1900s to 1920s Art Nouveau era

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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