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Antique 12k Gold Filled Locket Long Chain Art Deco Vintage c1930 Photo Mourning

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We supply our Domestic and USA residents with (free) regular Domestic and Overseas Mail. All other countries incur a fee for regular overseas mail shipments. Services can be delayed due to lack of available flights etc during Pandemic. If you wish to receive your item more quickly and fully insured for loss or damage then please opt for the Express Shipping Service available (at a cost) during checkout.

(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)

he locket is c1930s

Inside you will find two frames where you can place small photos. The locket is signed on one of the frames as 10k gold filled and CT (CT is a USA maker from 1930s-unknown). The chain is marked 12k gf and NC on a tag and 12k gf on the clasp

The locket is in very good vintage condition. No dings or dents. Opens and snaps shut securely.

It presents as a gold mirror finish back with etched and carved front with applied bezel set onyx and centre forget me knot flower which is done in rose and green gold trim with a centre diamond.

The locket is 2.8cms by 2cms not including the bail. The chain is 61cms or 24 inches long and the total weight is 13.2gms. All weights and measurements 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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