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by bonsai
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: F & B Gilt Sterling
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: F & B Gilt Sterling

Thank you all both so very much.
Yes I'm pretty sure I believe it's legit F&B. I wasn't sure if it's considered standard to mark silver gilt as "sterling silver". It's their only gilt locket I can find that's also marked "sterling".
by bonsai
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: F & B Gilt Sterling
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: F & B Gilt Sterling

Thanks here you go
I’ve since found a few gilt silver Victorian lockets different maker but still assayed as silver so maybe it’s common practice

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by bonsai
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: F & B Gilt Sterling
Replies: 6
Views: 329

F & B Gilt Sterling

I have a locket from F & B coming that I ordered. It dawned on me after the fact a question..... It's hallmarked F & B with the flag and "sterling". However it's def gilt gold. Is it safe to assume it's sterling under the gold, or was the F & B Sterling hallmark standard, somet...
by bonsai
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question about acid testing and color results
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Question about acid testing and color results

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
On contrary; oxydized silver will show even more intense red colour than freshly filed solid silver.
Regards


Thank you that’s so helpful!
by bonsai
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question about acid testing and color results
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Question about acid testing and color results

I purchased a collar necklace online. seller swore it was acid tested and silver. I tested the inside of the links and it turns bright blue. I told the seller and the seller is now insisting its' b/c they are "oxidized". I believe the item is silver plated. So my question is is there any ...
by bonsai
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question about acid testing and color results
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Question about acid testing and color results

I purchased a collar necklace online. seller swore it was acid tested and silver. I tested the inside of the links and it turns bright blue. I told the seller and the seller is now insisting its' b/c they are "oxidized". I believe the item is silver plated. So my question is is there any c...
by bonsai
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Pls ID this hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Pls ID this hallmark

dognose wrote:Hi,

Not a hallmark, but a British Registry Design mark.

See: https://www.925-1000.com/registry.html

Trev.


Thanks that’s helpful
From what I can tell nothing in this designated it sterling silver?
by bonsai
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Pls ID this hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Pls ID this hallmark

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Thank you so much!
by bonsai
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: This chain
Replies: 1
Views: 236

This chain

Now can you please tell me about this chain. I've not seen one quite like it. Hallmarked sterling.
What would be the approximate age of this chain? What is this type of chain called?

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by bonsai
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Unger Brooch

Thanks. As I've been trying to learn more and more and studying types of silver fakes. Am I correct that this is a piece that is most likely fake?

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by bonsai
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Unger Brooch

Almost every fake Unger bros piece I have seen is made via Electroforming, it's fast and cheap and usually pretty obvious. thank you both for the replies. I was reading about electro forming. My brooch does not appear to be made in that way correct? I'm looking at acquiring a locket now so trying t...
by bonsai
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Unger Brooch

I was told to watch for solder balls and all that Re the lack of detail, for ex look at my brooch on the top left. There are no details of the silver beads. I believe they were, however worn away from holding as this i is where it'd be held. I inspected it closely and i'm unsure how (if it is a fake...
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Unger Brooch

I've seen a # of "lovers dream" items that look like cheap replicas to me. Some not marked, others with the wrong bail for a locket. That would explain the large #s of that pattern (the steel dye and needing large # to produce fakes)
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Unger Brooch

Anyway, I was told b/c of the way the vent holes are it's likely a fake? I see nothing wrong with vent holes.The brooch is made of two halves;the front is die stamped and soldered to the back, meaning the brooch is hollow. Without vent holes it would explode when hard soldered under high temperatur...
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?

That actually is the inner section of the locket... is that what you mean?
I have asked for pics of the back as I realize there were no pics in the auction. I think perhaps there might be more there also.
This is in the inside front piece.
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Unger Brooch

dognose wrote:Hi,

For further reading, see: Information Regarding Unger Brothers

Trev.


forgive me... the history is interesting but I dont see anything related to my question?
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Unger Brooch

Now, I've only found 2 examples of brooches in this model online. This is NOT MINE, but one that was previously sold from another online seller. The back is identical, even the mark. https://i.postimg.cc/wMQ2z8M3/Unger-Brooch-Not-Abbys.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tC9D5Tv6/Ungerbroochnotabbys1.jpg https...
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Unger Brooch
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Unger Brooch

I'm trying to find some info on this brooch I bought. I cant find many examples of this model, only 1 which I'll post next. Anyway, I was told b/c of the way the vent holes are it's likely a fake? But since I'd never heard of that I went looking and found tons of other brooches from Unger on the mar...
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?

thank you very much for posting them!
I will take a closer look once it arrives... but I'm quite curious about the missing anchor.... I really bought this for the chain mostly. I have a small collection of antique lockets and liked this chain.
by bonsai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Please ID this Locket Hallmarks?

Sorry I'm new I posted a link how do I post the image? I chose "img" and put the URL in there it did not work. The link should work.

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