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THIS ITEM IS NOT GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED PLEASE READEXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW DESCRIPTION)
Antique 12k Gold filled wirework filigree Pendant Pin Brooch with Claw Set Garnets and Seed Pearls. c1930s
Very pretty and versatile piece of jewellery as it can be worn as a pendant with a chain or as a brooch or sash pin. It comes with a fine 12kt gold filled chain.
The pendant / pin is signed 12k gf and Winard (Winard USA 1935-1954) This company was only in business a short 19 years and made very good quality jewellery which has stood the test of time. Winard jewellery is a highly prized collectible. The chain is also hallmarked 12/20 gf.
The pendant/pin is is good antique vintage condition. The clasps work as they should on the pin and the chain.
The first necklace is 16 inches or 41cms long and the pendant/pin is 3.6cms by 3.6cms. Garnets are 4-5mm and pearls are 2mm Weighs 8.9gms.
All measurements and weights are approximate only.
These two look great when worn together as one drapes just a little lower than the other but they are being sold separately. If you wish to purchase the two please contact me for a special offer.
There is a rosey hue to the gold colour rather than brassy yellow
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.