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Vintage 12k Gold Filled Violet Etched Book Shaped Locket Chain Necklace Original Box Unused Old Stock Estate Find Jewellery Womens Jewelry

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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)

c1960s 12k Gold Filled Book Locket with Etched Violet

The locket is hallmarked inside HFB (Henry F Barrows USA 1854-present but no longer makes jewellery). …

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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)

c1960s 12k Gold Filled Book Locket with Etched Violet

The locket is hallmarked inside HFB (Henry F Barrows USA 1854-present but no longer makes jewellery). The locket is a book shape and has a chased design back and the front has been etched with a Violet flowers and also has a blank monograme area where you can have your name or initial engraved. The locket is as found in its original box and with original chain. It does not appear to have been used. You can adhere a small photo inside.

The locket is in very good condition with no dings or dents. The locket is 1.9cms by 1.6cms not including bail and the chain is 46cms or 18 inches and total weight is 7.6gms All measurements and weights are approximate only.

A very pretty locket suitable for a younger woman, bride or discerning teenager.

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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