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750, 585, and 417 Gold Markings on Jewelry and What They Mean

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I run Metal Man, a nationwide cash for gold service near Charlotte, NC.

What do these gold jewelry markings mean?

What do these gold jewelry markings mean?

What Does a 750, 585, or 417 Marking Mean?

Here's the quick answer:

  • 750 means 18-karat gold
  • 585 means 14-karat gold
  • 417 means 10-karat gold

But there's more to know about gold markings on jewelry. These letters and numbers indicate an item's purity. They stand for different varieties of gold, and some varieties are worth more than others.

Isn't your ring or necklace pure gold? If not, how much gold is in it? If your piece is stamped with other markings, then what do they mean? Keep reading to find out.

Your Jewelry Is Not Pure Gold!

Pure gold is illustrious. Yet, it is too soft to be used as jewelry. Not only would it be fragile and prone to damage and breakage, but links and moving parts would wear down quickly.

Therefore, karat gold is mixed (alloyed) with other base metals. Common components of gold alloy include copper, nickel, and zinc, among others. These additional metals impart greater strength and durability to fine gold jewelry.

Are There Other Colors of Gold?

Mixing gold with other metals can change its color. Pure gold is yellow. Yet gold jewelry can be white or silver, red or rose, and green or lime instead.

Can You Guess the Meaning of This Gold Jewelry Marking?

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. The necklace is a yellow gold color and marked with "925". What does it mean?
    • The necklace is vermeil.
    • "925" is an area code in central CA, so it's the mark of a jewelry manufacturer in Walnut Creek.
    • The necklace is 92.5% gold.
    • It's made of gold from Black Hills, SD, so the government sets a minimum sale price of $925 to protect US gold industry.

Answer Key

  1. The necklace is vermeil.

Karatage, Fineness, and Purity

As you can guess from the markings on gold jewelry, there is more than one gold variety. I'm referring to the purity only, not the color or style. Different varieties of gold jewelry contain a higher or lower percentage of gold, and there are a few standard varieties.

The purity is expressed in karats or fineness. Pure gold is 24 karats and .999 fine. (It's never 100% pure.) So the various fine gold markings, or stamps, tell you the purity of each jewelry item. More karats (the number before the "K") or a higher number means higher gold content.

So, how exactly does all of this fit together?

It's "karats", not "carrots!"

It's "karats", not "carrots!"

Understanding Karats and Karatage

The term, karat, pertains to gold, and so does karatage (confusingly spelled caratage in the UK). In the US, karats are not the same as carats.

A carat is a unit of measurement for gemstones. So most ladies would be thrilled to wear a 1-carat ring (diamond, of course). However, she would sneer if her beau proposed to her with a 1-karat ring, if there were such a thing, because it would be completely worthless.

"I thought our love meant something to you," she would exclaim, tearfully.

Then he would reply, with a quizzical expression, "I must have misunderstood your request, sweetheart."

So, in the interest of saving relationships, it's important to clarify this distinction.

What Gold Jewelry Markings Mean

Okay, back to gold markings. Look at the table below. It displays all common gold jewelry markings, along with their meanings. So for each gold variety, it lists the fineness and karatage markings; any piece of jewelry will only be stamped with one or the other. Then it shows you what percentage of gold each variety of jewelry contains.

Common Gold Markings on Jewelry, and Their Meanings

FinenessKaratageGold Percentage

333

8K Gold

33.3%

375

9K Gold

37.5%

416 or 417

10K Gold

41.6% +

583 or 585

14K Gold

58.3% +

750

18K Gold

75.0%

916 or 917

22K Gold

91.6% +

999

24K Gold

99.9%

How Can Two Markings Mean the Same Thing?

The chart shows that both 583 and 585 mean 14-karat gold. You'll see the same issue with 416/417 and 916/917 too. The USA allows gold jewelry to be under karat, slightly. In other words, it can be marked 10K when it's only 9.5 karats. So the higher number marking in these three cases means that it's a higher quality gold, and not under karated.

What About Other Markings?

Well, that covers the meanings of 750, 585, 417, and other gold markings on jewelry.

Most fine gold jewelry is clearly marked or stamped. In which case it will display one of the markings discussed here. Some jewelry is marked with something else, instead of, or in addition to, those mentioned above.

Gold Plated Jewelry Markings

Some other markings mean a jewelry item is not fine karat gold. In that case, it's either plated or filled gold, or it's costume plain old jewelry—not real gold. See my other guide to find out more about the different kinds of gold plated jewelry, including their markings.

Vermeil, pronounced "ver-may," is gold-plated sterling silver. The 925 is a reference to sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure silver.

Hallmarks and Makers Marks

Some other markings convey details about the jewelry's origin. It may signify who made it, or where it was made, or something similar. In these cases, a logo stands for a manufacturer, and a letter may actually stand for the year of production. Google is your best chance at finding information about these kinds of unusual jewelry markings.

Last Tip for Understanding the Meaning of a Gold Marking

As stated, this article doesn't cover hundreds of other obscure markings that you might find on gold and silver jewelry and other precious metal items. However, we've covered the basics about gold jewelry markings here. So you should be able to look at the stamp on your gold ring, necklace, bracelet, or earrings and understand what those letters and numbers mean.

If, for example, your gold necklace is marked as 585 or 14K, you know that means 14 Karat gold. Sometimes, that mark may be followed by other letters and numbers. However, those won't have any bearing on the actual gold content, and their meaning is simply a matter of curiosity. The item's purity has already been established by the first marking.

Questions & Answers

Question: What does "au 750" mean when stamped on jewelry?

Answer: Au is the symbol for gold on the periodic table, and 750 means the jewelry is 18 karat gold. So this stamp is just another way of indicating that the jewelry is 18K gold.

Question: I have a Cartier love bracelet I got used. It has a slightly tarnished look to it but has a 750 stamp. Is it silver plated? Do I have to worry about it turning my wrist green?

Answer: A 750 mark on jewelry means 18K gold. So it wouldn't be silver plated and could be white gold, but it shouldn't be tarnished either.

Question: Does a 975 stamp mean gold or silver?

Answer: I can only guess that a "975" marking means a the item is a higher grade of sterling silver, which is usually marked "925" (92.5% pure silver content).

Question: What does it mean if jewelry is stamped AU750?

Answer: Au is the symbol for gold on the periodic table. 750 means 18K gold. So AU750 just means the piece of jewelry is 18 karat gold.

Question: I have a chain stamped with a DGL. What does that mean?

Answer: If that's the only stamp present, the jewelry probably isn't gold. Otherwise it would be marked with one the the abbreviations above.

Question: What does "14k mk" mean, stamped on a ring?

Answer: The 14K portion of this marking means the ring is probably 14 karat gold.

Question: What does "tps 14k" stand for ?

Answer: The 14K marking on your gold means 14 karat gold.

Question: What does a stamp that says "T3" mean on jewelry?

Answer: A T3 jewelry marking means that it is stainless steel.

Question: What does the stamp “ZRW14K” mean on jewelry?

Answer: The "14K" portion probably indicates that your piece of jewelry is 14 karat gold. The rest of the marking has nothing to do with that fact.

Question: What does a "1914" stamped on a gold ring mean?

Answer: This stamp is not a gold jewelry marking, in that it doesn't indicate whether or not the ring is gold. It may be the year that it was given, and the buyer had it inscribed for posterity.

Question: My bracelet is marked "Italy 750". Is it pure gold?

Answer: No, it's not pure gold; 24K or 999 means pure gold. However, 750 means 18K gold, which is 75% gold and is worth more than both 10K and 14K gold.

Question: How can I know if the diamonds on my necklace are real or not? It's just marked "750" on one side and "585 AR" on the other.

Answer: There's no way for anybody to determine if diamonds are real without seeing them.

Question: I have a bracelet that says 925 10K CT and there are about 70-80 diamonds on it. What does it mean though? ( 925 and 10K CT)

Answer: Though you didn't mention it, your bracelet probably has silver parts (925) and gold parts (10K) which would make it a yellow and white bracelet. This is done to give contrast, and keeps the bracelet in a low price range (since it is silver and low purity 10K gold). White gold is never used with silver on a piece of jewelry, because they provide no contrast, they are essentially the same color. Some gold jewelry is composed of yellow and rose gold parts, which is the same idea.

Question: Would you please tell me the meaning of the mark on my ring: "18KTHGEESPO"? It is in a Whitehall Co box.

Answer: The 18K portion of the marking indicates the jewelry is 18 karat gold.

Question: What does a 750 RJ marking mean on jewelry?

Answer: The 750 means the jewelry is 18K, or 18 karat gold.

Question: What does "Sd2239" stamped on a gold bracelet mean?

Answer: If that's the only marking, it means the jewelry is not gold.

Question: What is H23C yellow gold?

Answer: If it's yellow, and the only marking is "H23C", then it's not gold jewelry.

Question: I have a gold chain. The only marking on it is "JH." What does that mean?

Answer: Most likely, the absence of an actual gold markings means that it simply isn't gold.

Question: What does 249VI FM mean on18k good chain?

Answer: This marking doesn't have anything to do with the gold purity.

Question: My ring has: "WR15", ".625", a sideways anchor, and "T" with a crest. What do these marks mean?

Answer: Oh, these are interesting markings. I can tell you that a "625" marking on gold jewelry means the item is 15K, or 15 karat gold, which was discontinued after 1935.

Question: Can I sell 18k gold to a pawn shop?

Answer: Jewelry composed of 18 karat gold is more valuable than 14K or 10K pieces.

Question: I have a tennis bracelet marked 750. What does this mean?

Answer: The 750 marking means your tennis bracelet is 18K, or 18 karat gold.

Question: If a gold necklace just has "Korea" stamped on it, is it real gold?

Answer: A lot of gold jewelry from Korea is 22K or 22 karat (also shown as 917). I have not seen any other kind of jewelry from Korea, so you might want to have somebody check it.

Question: My necklace says "Ag ltaly 925." What is it?

Answer: "Ag" is the symbol for silver on on the periodic table of elements. "925" indicates sterling silver. So the necklace is sterling silver and was made in Italy.

Question: I have a ring with 7.5 SD 14K. What does that mean?

Answer: The 7.5 that you see on the ring is probably the ring size. "14K" indicates that it is 14 karat (585) gold.

Question: I have a gold necklace that only has a "ghp" symbol on the clasp. I know it means "good high polish", but I don’t know if it’s 10k, 14k, 18k, or 24k gold. Any idea?

Answer: Good high polish? That's a new one for me. I've never seen that marking. In the majority of cases, any gold-colored jewelry that does not have the at least one purity marking or stamp (as shown above) is not gold.

Question: I have gold pendant have stamp GGI UAE? The inside of the pendant also shows 916. What is the meaning?

Answer: I assume that UAE stands for United Arab Emirates, but the 916 gold jewelry marking means 22K. This higher purity gold is more common in the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Question: How much can I pawn 18kgp jewelry for in the Phillipines (per gram)?

Answer: You can't pawn it for anything, since a KGP marking on gold jewelry means that it is gold plated.

Question: My bracelet has "RJ 585 14k" on it. What could that mean, is it good?

Answer: The "585" and "14K" portions of the marking both indicate that your gold bracelet is 14 karat gold. The "RJ" potion could mean anything.

Question: I have a chain that just has the number "75" stamped on it. Does this mean it's not gold?

Answer: Well, if it said "750", you could hope it was 18K or 18 karat gold. Without the "0," it does not indicate gold.

Question: What is the value of a bracelet with the following markings: "25241 750"?

Answer: The 750 portion of that marking may mean 18K, or 18 karat gold. The value depends on the current market price of gold.

Question: What is the best gold carat for strength?

Answer: Gold is a weak metal and bends easily. So the strongest gold jewelry would be the lowest purity, like 8KT gold. But it doesn't look much like gold. 14K gold is the most common as it balances purity (enough to show a nice yellow glow) with durability.

Question: I read somewhere that the 585 marking on gold means it’s forged and not real gold at all. What’s your opinion on this? I saw a diamond ring at a pawn shop I wanted to buy and when I saw the 585 marking and looked it up I was skeptical even though the pawn shop is reputable and stand by it being the real deal.

Answer: Not sure where you read that. 585 simply means 14K gold. It is 585 gold parts per 1000 parts of the alloy. This gold jewelry marking does not indicate how the ring was crafted.

Question: I have YL Stamped on the inside of my 10-karat gold ring. What does it mean?

Answer: That marking has nothing to do with whether your jewelry is or is not gold.

Question: What does "700" stamped on the inside of a ring mean? Then, spaced farther down the side of the ring, there is an "S" stamp.

Answer: I have never seen a "700" marking on gold or silver. The ring could be a type of steel.

Question: My chain says 14K with GS. What does GS mean?

Answer: GS may be somebody's initials or something specific to the maker. The "14K" marking obviously means that the piece is 14 karat gold jewelry.

Question: I see "14V" on my jewelry. What does the "V" stand for?

Answer: "V" is not a gold jewelry marking.

Question: What is a "03" or "08" marking on a gold bracelet?

Answer: That is not a gold jewelry marking.

Question: What is the meaning of "Au 730 13"?

Answer: "Au" is the symbol for gold on the periodic table and is used in the marking "Au750". The "750" specifies that a piece of jewelry is 18 karat gold. As for 730, maybe it's actually 750 that you see.

Question: My Figaro necklace just has the word “Italy” stamp on both the lobster claw and clasp. It passed the magnet test. Is it real? No other stamp on it.

Answer: The piece may be gold. I have purchased gold jewelry that was only marked with an Italy stamp. However, there's no way to know for sure, from here, if your piece is gold.

Question: I own a brooch inherited from my grandmother. It has two markings: one is marked C followed by star sign and numbers 875 or 873. Other marking on the same brooch is 3PC2. Can you tell me what those markings mean?

Answer: If it actually says "575" instead of "875", then that means it's 14K gold.

Question: I have a bracelet with 895 and 925. Does 895 mean 21.5 carat gold?

Answer: It's possible, but if so, it's an uncommon purity.

Question: I have a clasp on a necklace (pearl) marked 14"/20 and followed by an unusual script L (I think). I know 14/20 is gold-filled. What about the "L" mark?

Answer: Are you saying 14"/20 means gold-filled? Gold-filled jewelry is usually marked with 1/20 and then perhaps a 14K or 18K to show what purity of gold it is covered with. The "L" marking could mean anything.

Question: What does GLR stand for on 10k gold?

Answer: GLR is not a gold marking, so it doesn't have anything to do with the purity.

Question: I have a bangle with "1ME J.A" stamped in it. What does this mean?

Answer: More than likely, the J.A. is initials, since it contains periods.

Question: My mother received a gold bracelet sixty years ago from her husband to be (my father). They lived in Italy at the time and the bracelet has a marking of 750, 17VI and the word "depositato" on it. What do these markings mean?

Answer: The gold marking that matters is the 750, since it means the jewelry is 18 karat gold, or 75% pure gold.

Question: What does a 1570 stamp on a gold and diamond brooch mean?

Answer: It could mean anything. If this is the only marking, then the item is not gold.

Question: My grandmother had a ring with a purple stone and lots of diamond-like stones. The marking on the band is "8KMGE". Is this real?

Answer: Was your grandmother from the UK somewhere? The "8K" portion of the marking may mean the piece of jewelry is 8K gold, which is more common in the UK. The minimum gold purity that is allowed to be called "gold" in the United States is 10K gold, of any color.

Question: I have a piece of gold jewelry stamped "au750". What might the value be?

Answer: The value of your gold jewelry depends on the current market price for gold, but the AU750 stamp means the item is 18K, or 18 karat gold.

Question: What does "cit" on a gold bracelet mean?

Answer: That is not a gold marking.

© 2011 Stephen

Did This Article Help You? Comment Below. Do You Still Have Questions? Ask Them Below. Thanks!

Christopher.Sally on August 16, 2020:

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Jerry Jackson on August 15, 2020:

My necklace chain says 417 ALI I know 417 is 10kt gold, but any ideas on the ALI?

Marc on August 10, 2020:

What does SG UAE mean on a pendant?

Leon on August 10, 2020:

What does the mark 1558 on a ring mean

Zai on August 07, 2020:

What is the meaning of GA 750 in Gold Isnt real ?

Brittany on July 28, 2020:

mine says 48o

Marie on July 28, 2020:

What is 226 mark in saudi gold?

Danny luttrull on July 22, 2020:

I found a pendant are a piece to a necklace it is round looks like gold and has a lady in the middle of it looks silver with what looks like diamond sets around out side of it has417m on back of it hoping you could help me out

Mond.Sally on July 10, 2020:

482 Green Dr

jacoba on July 06, 2020:

I have a chain,silver colour but marked 750 and plated.So is it gold or silver please

Debbie on June 15, 2020:

What does the markings FL mean on jewellery

Carlo on June 11, 2020:

My necklace mark is 416 R..is 10k?i buy in saudi arabia.

hahndaniel32@yahoo.com on May 28, 2020:

If it says 1/20 of 14k or 10k its plated over silver correct? Tney wouldnt plate itwithgold over just metal

Mary ann Mogami on May 16, 2020:

What the meaning Technigold 14k?

Liz on April 12, 2020:

Can i send a pic of my ring

Akeredolu Damilola on April 04, 2020:

My chain is mark with italy 750 is it a gold

Micky on March 15, 2020:

I have a Geneva swiss watch with 690 and the letter F any ideas? It looks like a rose gold color?

Paula on February 22, 2020:

I have a diamond single diamond stud ear ring with markings on it O and a ball in the center then a W then what looks like a round globe. Three marks also it is stamped 925. Any ideas what it is?

Marilyn Pedrigal on February 21, 2020:

hi 585 CV mean real gold ring

Peter on February 18, 2020:

My necklace have a 750 AMP stamp on it, is it gold ?

George on February 11, 2020:

What’s the number 8 stamped on inside of what looks like a gold ring mean?

Real or fake?

I done several home test and it passed every home test so far?

Mary grace Uy on February 02, 2020:

I have earring and there's a symbol 18kGP can I pawn it?

marny12312343@gmail.com on January 31, 2020:

I have white gold ring the code is 750 this is real white gold

And god for pwans?? please reply

Cornel on January 16, 2020:

Dgl stamped necklace gold . What does dgl stand for. ? And 700 on the other side

Laura Lofaro on January 07, 2020:

Hello. I have a gold ring marked with 14k then elsewhere the number 999. Dies this mean it's gold over silver?

Thanks.

Denise H on December 30, 2019:

What does 573 mean on a gold plate i have

MAry weiler on December 17, 2019:

I have a chain is marked 14\20 wondering what that means and I can’t find the information anywhere

Susan on December 15, 2019:

Hello what does Medallion mean stamped on a gold ring?

Thank you for any help.

Andrewrose88 on November 28, 2019:

I have a ring that has "373or878 followed by 916 then artcarved " engraved inside the band what does it mean thank you

briantwyman623 on November 25, 2019:

I have a braclet with 14kt tcp on it what does that mean

PHYLLIS MCWILSON on November 21, 2019:

I HAVE A BRACLET WITH SOME AGE MARKED 8VI 750 MAR BREVET. ANY THOUGHTS ON WHAT IT MEANS?

Robert Rahe on November 18, 2019:

On my 14 kt gold chain is a emblem of some kind, it looks like a ring w/ a diamond shape, in a square

Jesse Rudman on November 15, 2019:

Hello, hoping you can help me with the meaning of an engraved 477F on the back of a watch dial? Not sure if the following info helps but hoping so: watches bezel and back are solid 18KT white gold and Marked BELARIS C&L INC established 1921. The band is white Gold filled. Thank you Jesse.

Sherihance@aol.com on November 07, 2019:

What does KFS18K signify when it it stamped on my gol necklace?

Mel Ann blas cezar on November 03, 2019:

Can an au750 Tiffany can be pawn

Art on October 26, 2019:

I have a bull gold pendant that looks old or vintage. It's stamped 434 or 484 with a letter B under the stamps. It has another stamp but I cannot make out what it is. Thanks!

Blake on October 24, 2019:

Mine says 417

what does PGDA mean

John on October 23, 2019:

I have a few earings that the piece that goes on the post is marked 750. Can the earing be 18k gold

Derek on October 21, 2019:

I have a gold tennis chain marked bm and a gold skull pendant marked gns do you know what this means

Sandra Dodd on October 13, 2019:

What does 10k op mean?

Carrie on October 09, 2019:

I have a ring (gold) stamped GSX 14k. What does GSX mean?

joemar on September 25, 2019:

how can i figure out if the gold is japan gold or saudi gold

jacob on September 10, 2019:

is there a 925 stamp on gold

lewis on August 31, 2019:

i have a silver looking rope chain that says 18 kct what does that meam

Maria gonzalez on August 20, 2019:

Very helpful

Angel on August 14, 2019:

What does 316L mean stamped on a necklace

valdezjr@yahoo.com on August 09, 2019:

I have a gold mens ring with the marking GN, believe there were oyhe markings like a & ut this is all I cold make out

Angela on August 04, 2019:

I have a ring that is stamped with the number "12" and that's it. Is it 12 KT gold. Is is white in color.

Stormy Galindo-Murphy on July 28, 2019:

i recently bought a gold bracelet and it has c11 and 482 stamped on it could you tell me what it mean

Atasha on July 27, 2019:

I buy saudi gold set my concern is the ring.... i cannot see karat stamp its possible not true gold

Jack on July 21, 2019:

What does "BaG 750" mean when stamped on jewelry?

Darlene on July 20, 2019:

I have a ring marked 18k thp what does thp mean?

Robid0000 on July 15, 2019:

what does it mean if its stammped 14k but also 750 thought that was 18k

stephan on July 07, 2019:

I got my inheritance from my grand ma ... her jewelry and wedding ring was given to me i sold the wedding ring only the gold part i broke off the diamond and im looking for somone to buy it from me please email adress stephanayla3612gmail.com please let me know i also have 1893 queen victoria gold coing 18krt

Dorito on June 29, 2019:

What does it mean if my ring has sgs 362 on it

Sonia on June 27, 2019:

How much is made on 1 gram of gold ,mean making charge

Jayezappz on June 14, 2019:

I have an old Salt shaker the bottom stamp has h7 417 on it and there are some other stamps on it first is a shield with WD/JD then a crown then a lion can you please tell me what it all means?

Karin on May 31, 2019:

Just finished reading your article and found it very helpful. Thank you!

I do have a question that, perhaps, you could clarify for me:

A gold filigree bracelet has the number 835 inside the clasp. It has designs with two shades of yellow and possibly originated in Mexico.

Might this be all gold or gold-plated on silver?

Unfortunately, I don't live within driving distance of your location, otherwise I would bring it in. Thanks again.

Steven on May 30, 2019:

I have a .999 Chow Sang Sang charm. Very heavy. Is this really .999 Gold?

Mboz1963 on May 04, 2019:

I have a 14k white gold lady elgin. Stamped cased and timed at elgin international watch co. 14k. On inside back cover. 14k and trademark on outside. My question is about a number 344 on the top cover , side . What does that stand for. There is no other serial number to be found which makes me guess it may have been made in the 30's.

Thks

Webb on April 22, 2019:

Auratin 15 necklace with a cross charm 4k on back

Jessy on April 04, 2019:

I have a trophy stamped GGM 750 u ?

What does it mean ?

MDF on March 25, 2019:

What does TAIF 750 means on my necklace?

Joanna Flynn on March 22, 2019:

I found a silver ring with the Stamp ADI-310k

I can not find anyting on the number paert of the stamp but the ADI i found it stands for (Amsterdam Diamond ) is the name of the Danish company from where the sterling silver originated what does the 310k stand for?

Rosalie C. Jose on March 19, 2019:

i have a watch brand is chopard and 928 what does it mean? thnks

Ryan on March 08, 2019:

What does made in Italy mean on stamped 10k diamond cut crab link? Does it mean it’s plated or something? Looks real but the made in Italy makes me think of silver. And would 1500$ for a 48g necklace be a good deal to possibly make off in the future?

Ghimed on February 21, 2019:

Every 18k can be pawnable??

John on February 18, 2019:

What does 777 mean ? Many thanks.

Rick on February 14, 2019:

I have a gold tennis bracelet and the only marking on it is the letter "B" on the inside of the clasp. Can anyone tell me what that means?

Lee on February 10, 2019:

I have a bangle bracelet with the marking A.A.G.1/10. Its an antique and it may have come from Europe. What does it mean,

richie on January 24, 2019:

WHAT DOES LF STAMP MEAN ON MY RING

carmen on January 19, 2019:

Stone was tested it is a high end real diamond ring. So the question is what does the 730 stand for engraved in the white metal band . Tested with jewelry solutions not silver not gold and not platinum. loved to know Thanks

Joseph on January 07, 2019:

I have a gold chain written mas what does it mean???

paul on December 30, 2018:

I have a necklace with a tag marked with the roman numeral III, what does it mean?

Stephen (author) on December 10, 2018:

Most jewelry does not have a maker mark--just a purity marking or "gold stamp".

Stephen (author) on December 10, 2018:

"41" may be part of "417" which confirms the 10K gold marking on the first side.

Shane d on December 04, 2018:

I have a necklace with Ali on one side and 41 on the other and on the lobster claw says 10k what does all this mean

Carol Quintana on October 16, 2018:

Way would a quality bracelet marked 750 have No maker mark. I just was given a huge gold bracelet and it just does not believievable. if it is 18k it is at least $20,000 or more help

Ryan on October 02, 2018:

D&K is the only marking on my silver colored ring .

Erel on September 21, 2018:

750 on watch means?

lemueldilagleal28@gmail.com on September 11, 2018:

Thank you very much, so now I understand the meaning of gold and its helpfull for me, because I'm a collector of damage jewelry and old coins. Again thank you. God bless

Mapogos on August 31, 2018:

I have a necklace and bracelet with 18k markings next to a chinese symbol.im not sure if its really chinese symbol tho. It looks like it. I wonder what that symbol means? Or it stands for which country it is made,?

Tracey on August 26, 2018:

I have a tennis bracelett an it has 70 stamped inside where the clasp inserts into the other part of the clasp what does the 70 mean is it real

Cindy on August 19, 2018:

I have diamond and it has mark 585 is it real??

kaye on August 09, 2018:

ii saw a yellowish spoon mark no 700 what does it mean?

Emil on August 06, 2018:

I saw an old ring feom my fathers car. And it say it ia JF 750. WHAT IS JF MEANS?

Dan'l Le Sage on August 04, 2018:

I have a pendant that was advertised to be 925 Sterling plated over brass . However when scrutinized from the back it is stamped AU and then the symbol similar to the ' Copyright C ' . Could it be that it really is white gold , not Sterling plated brass ?

mark on July 24, 2018:

mary , 14k and 585 mean the same thing. its 14k, they mention it twice

Marie on July 23, 2018:

I have a braclet that says 14k and 585 what does that mean

Margaret on June 29, 2018:

does anyone know the meaning of SG on gold wire bracelet

Stephen (author) on June 20, 2018:

The 10K marking/stamp means your ring is ten-karat gold. The A87 could be anything.

Stephen (author) on June 20, 2018:

You're welcome Marshall. If you're figured out the gold markings on your jewelry, the article has accomplished its purpose.

Marshall on June 14, 2018:

Yes the article did help I do appreciate him taking his time out to turn on and actually helped a lot of us out and trying to figure out what we actually have. So thank you very much.

Diana on June 08, 2018:

I have a ring 585 6 what does it mean?

Leona R Callahan on June 06, 2018:

I have a gold ring it is 10K, then thesmall symbol with I think a letter A inside followed by A87, what does it mean?

Bev Smith on June 04, 2018:

I have a gold chain with a small cross. There is a small heart at the clasp with 18KBA (that B could possibly be an 8) on it. What does that mean?

lorence on May 31, 2018:

i found ring 585 in a sea in croatia

shopi mendez on May 19, 2018:

I have silver ring stamp 18k 750 is this true white gold

Stephen (author) on May 11, 2018:

In all cases, 750 means 18 karat gold. Other markings can be from the jeweler or assay office. Sometimes a letter may designate what year the jewelry piece was made, whereas a symbol might indicate the country where it was made.

Jonathan Lynn on May 10, 2018:

What dose a necklace with the letter A on it mean?

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