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US CAVALRY Antique Rose Gold Filled 1900s Edwardian Photo Locket Necklace Vintage Nouveau Jewellery Estate Jewelry Womens Initials

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(THIS ITEM IS NOT GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED. PLEASE READ THE EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW THE DESCRIPTION) IF USING THE PHONE APP HIT THE MORE+ BUTTON FOR FULL DESCRIPTION, SIZING ETC.

This is an early 1900s …

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For Afterpay payment option (domestic buyers only) visit our website www.vintagejewelleryco.com.au
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(THIS ITEM IS NOT GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED. PLEASE READ THE EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW THE DESCRIPTION) IF USING THE PHONE APP HIT THE MORE+ BUTTON FOR FULL DESCRIPTION, SIZING ETC.

This is an early 1900s to 1920s Octogon shaped Rose Gold Filled Locket with the insignia of the US Cavalry applied to the front.

Inside the locket is signed by the maker on the frames Marathon (Marathon USA 1907-2005) and has very old original photos inside. I can make out two women in 1920s garb in one but cant really see the other well enough to comment.

The locket is in very good vintage condition. No dings or dents. Age appropriate minor metal wear may be noted. Opens well and snaps shut. Collectable wearable antique locket. Very well made high quality. Just add your own chain

The locket is guaranteed 10k metal purity gold filled as required by US law since 1907

3.8cms by 3cms including bail. Weighs 9.9gms.

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 bo 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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