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by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Ring marked "HOB Mexico 925"?
Replies: 4
Views: 6945

I've seen this mark several times but not found who it belongs to. From what I can tell it is a 1990's to now manufacturer. The reason there is no expected TD-65 type mark is that those are for individuals, not companies. ATI, CII and a few others I can't remember all mark similarly. They are often ...
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexico Bracelet Marked AR and eagle side profile
Replies: 13
Views: 35796

That is a fake hallmark, whenever you see the head mark it is a dead giveaway. The true eagle assay is a full eagle body, check the Mex hallmark section to see what it should look like. It's also highly likely not to be sterling. This design is one of several that are falsely marked, they are made o...
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help identify Abalone inlaid earrings marked LRL
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Nothing in the Mex hallmark book but that's not uncommon, most Mex maker's aren't identified.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Abalone Inlaid Necklace / Pin Marked Hecho en Mexico EL
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

The mark said Hecho en Mexico which means Made in Mexico, it may not be sterling, lots of this style were done in alpaca, an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc so you may want to test it. There's no EL listed in the Mex hallmark book. It only really helps to have the maker when they're famous, doesn't...
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Art Nouveau style silver ring with C D F in the center of D?
Replies: 22
Views: 13506

A friend of mine found this by searching trademarks: Word Mark CDF Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 014. US 028. G & S: jewelry. FIRST USE: 19881212. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19881212 Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM Serial Number 74042307 Filing Date March 23...
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Help ID Sterling Silver Modern Pendant G.S.N.M. Swedish ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3797

It is a Kokopelli, they are a very common Native American tribal icon.
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by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: 10 KT? 10 A Star
Replies: 0
Views: 2098

10 KT? 10 A Star

I have an old gold and carnelian ring with the mark of 10, followed by an A, followed by a star.
Does that give any info to the content or age, etc?
Thanx
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