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    14KT Gold Maker's Mark

    Hey Ya'll, I found this 14KT Ruby & Diamond ring this weekend at the beach, and was wondering if anyone recognized the Maker's Mark? In the last pic, I've drawn what the MM looks like. I posted the ring and my other 'after' Hurricane Irene finds in TODAY'S FINDS. I think you'll find one of the items somewhat strange to be on a beach. Here's the link:
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,421796.0.html

    Thanks in advance. I really do appreciate all of you who take your time and effort to help. Breezie

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    Re: 14KT Gold Maker's Mark

    AWESOME find, and gorgeous too. If you think you want to sell it look me up. BANNER material.
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    Re: 14KT Gold Maker's Mark



    What's is the mark to the left of 14kt There should be some intials for a Maker In the United States, gold hallmarks are not always required on finished works of jewelry. But gold trademarks are typically attached to company or crafter trademarked names.
    This means buyers can actually trace the origins of their rings or bracelets directly to their makers through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In America, gold hallmarks also can serve as a tell tale sign whether a piece of jewelry should be purchased or not.
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, for example, recommends that buyers steer clear of piece of gold that have karat marks, but no identifiable trademarks included.
    This is a good rule of thumb for newer purchases, but not necessarily on antique pieces. As some makers never included Makers Marks.(Trademarks)
    I hope yours turns out to be real, but with out a makers mark, it might not be

    SS

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    Re: 14KT Gold Maker's Mark

    FCCDFEd & TexaxT, thank you for the kudos on the ring.

    SS, There is not a mark to the left of the 14KT; that is part of the inside of the ring as you can see in the back view pic. The symbol to the right of the 14KT, the one I drew, is the Trademark or Maker's Mark. On my wedding band set as well as on a diamond dinner ring, all are marked 14KT with no other initials, and I know they are they are real.
    I'm trying to figure out what company or maker uses that mark as their identification. The mark looks like a diamond stone with elongated teardrops underneath. I'm taking it to my jeweler tomorrow, and if he confirms it's the real deal, then I'm going to have it appraised, cleaned and polished.

    Breezie
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    Re: 14KT Gold Maker's Mark

    Hi Breezie - great find! It's a beauty I haven't been able to find it though. I did find this which might help explain the US jewelry marking "system"-

    http://www.everything-wedding-rings....mbol-mean.html

    This is definitely a maker's mark - a unique symbol which is used to identify a jeweler's work or a jewelry company's product. Finding out who the maker's mark belongs too though could take quite awhile.

    A jeweler's maker's mark does not need to be registered in the United States by law, although most jeweler's register their maker's mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to ensure that no one else can copy or use their unique symbol.

    Because a maker's mark does not need to be legally registered, and because there are tens of thousands of these marks, at this time there is no one book or resource where you can go to look up a maker's mark.

    There are extensive books on identifying maker's marks for antique pieces of jewelry, but if your ring was made in the last 20-30 years it can be difficult to locate who made the ring.

    You can make a copy of the mark and then visit professional jewelers to see if they are familiar with the mark - even a pawn shop or used jewelery store could possibly provide helpful information on the mark.

    You could also try a search with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to see if the mark is registered - but this type of search can take a huge amount of time and may not yield any results.

    I wish I could provide more helpful information on the mark - but this is a problem with recent maker's marks. With no comprehensive resource to find a mark (except for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) it makes it difficult for people to find out the origins and history of their jewelry pieces.

    Good luck on your search, and I hope that you can find out more information about the ring.

    Suzanne Gardner

 

 

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