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Big Vintage c1950s 12k Gold Filled Large Round Locket Hallmarked Signed Mid Century

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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)

c1935s 12k Gold Filled Large Round Locket

The locket is hallmarked inside Winard (Winard USA 1937-late 1950s) and 12k gf.

The locket is round in …

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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)

c1935s 12k Gold Filled Large Round Locket

The locket is hallmarked inside Winard (Winard USA 1937-late 1950s) and 12k gf.

The locket is round in shape with a chased and etched design to the front with Forgetmeknot flowers and a plain mirror gold finish back. The locket opens and closes securely. You can adhere or place photos inside. Simply add your own chain and away you go.

The locket is in very good condition with no dings or dents. The locket is 3.8cms by 4cms not including the bail and weighs 14.6gms All measurements and weights are approximate only.

I am lucky enough to have sourced two of these so if you are buying for twins, sisters, friends, bridesmaids etc this would be a great indentical gift.

Just add your own chain or I have new old stock unused on original card 24 inches long for $55AU

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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