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.
Vintage c1980s 12k Gold Filled Oval Locket with Pink Lovebirds
Very nice locket with no issues to disclose that I can see. Is stamped inside rim 12k gf. The locket has a gold mirror finish back and front rims with a matt gold finish centre that has carved lovebirds and leaves to the front. These have been done in pink and green enamel.
The locket opens and snaps shut securely. You can adhere photos inside or a small memento.
The locket is 3.3cms by 2.2cms. Weighs 6.4gms. All weights and measurements are approximate only.
Very nice love locket for your partner, wife, daughter or girlfriend etc.
Add your own chain and wear or if you need a vintage gold filled chain I can supply for additional costs.
(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)
A Contemporary c2000s Vintage 14k Gold Filled with 10k Solid Black Hills Gold Rose & Leaf Trim
Medium Size Oval Locket & Chain still in its original box marked Landstroms and made in Black Hills S.D.
Unused condition. The Oval locket is signed on the back with the Landstroms L makers make and 10k Trim and 14k GF. The chain is also signed 14k Gold Filled. Landstroms USA are the makers of fine Black Hills Lockets and Jewellery. The locket is 3cms by 2.3cms and the chain is 20.5 inches or 52cms long.
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.