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Vintage 1950s 12k Gold Fill Oval Photo Locket & Chain Ladies Necklace Jewellery

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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.

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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.

All measurements and weights are approimate only.

This is a c1950s Locket perhaps earlier. It is oval in shape with a mirror gold finish back and front and etching to the front with a centre forgetmeknot. It is signed on the back Winard (Winard USA only in business from mid 1930s to mid 1950s) and 12k gf. The clasp of the chain is also hallmarked 14k gf A&C (American Chain Company) and the large attached bail is hallmarked 12k gf.

The locket is in very good vintage condition with no dings or dents and snaps closed securely. The clasp on the chain works as it should. The locket is 4cms by 3.9cms and the chain is 48cms or 19 inches long. The total weight is 10.5gms. Photos can be placed inside if desired.

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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