GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED PLEASE READ EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW DESCRIPTION. Vintage c1960s 12k Gold Filled Pearl and Garnet stone Bangle This is a split shank bangle with applied leaves to the top and bezel set tested garnet coloured stones and real pearls sides with a mirror gold finish.It is signed by the maker Russell and 12k gf. The bangle is in very good vintage condition. It has a push button side clasp and a safety chain for added security. The clasp opens and snaps shut. The bangle is just under 6.75 inches or 17.5cms inner circumference and is 1.3cms at its widest point on the top.
The pearls are 2-3 mm and the garnet coloured stones are1cm. It weighs 12.2gms All measurements are approximate only. 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. 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. The item "Vintage 12k Gold Fill Pearl Real Garnet Stone Bangle Bracelet Hallmark c1960" is in sale since Thursday, July 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "myprivatecollectionvintagejewellery" and is located in south coast nsw. This item can be shipped to Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand.