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Many jewelry styles do tend to overlap so always check the entire piece for clues.One of the most obvious date and value tips is antique jewelry marks. Surprisingly enough, a lot of antique jewelry was marked in the most unusual of places so check along the edges, inside of the bale, the pin stem and even on the back of the pin stem!
I often get requests from people asking for help with vintage jewelry they’ve acquired.
Because it’s not possible to have a comprehensive discussion of how to identify and date vintage jewelry in a single article, this article is the first in a series, and will specifically address vintage jewelry marks.
Future articles in this series will discuss how to date patented jewelry and jewelry without signatures and/or hallmarks.
You'll be amazed at what you could find and where you will find it.
Suddenly a piece of jewelry that you thought was newer or made of silver plate or gold plate now may be seen in a different light as genuine antique silver or gold with another store of value!