585 gold ?

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In case you didn't know... gold marked 585 is 58.5% gold, or 14k ! I've gotten a few items this year marked 585, and I thought they were trash πŸ§πŸ˜³πŸ’© but, it turns out there good stuff and the same as 14k !! Wood hooo !!
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Here's a good explanation of the mark and how it's used....now I've got to round up all the 585 I threw in the costume jewelry jar !!πŸ€‘

 

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Don't forget that .417 is 10K and .750 is 18K
Always good to remember this stuff...we all get used to 10k,14k,and18k marks, but I'm seeing more stuff marked this way...I remembered the 750, but 417 would have had me looking it up !!
 

I will also even add some more to this for you to chew on....

MOST karat marks on OLDER pieces are not actual.
They may be over OR under the designations.

The "P" or "KP "..... like 14KP for example.... is when the actual karat is "true".

In other words.... its "Plumb".... hence... "plumb gold".

This is where gold dealers "make out"... by more of the scrap being actually higher in karat return from refiners.

SO.... dont throw a 14kp ring into the costume stuff thinking that the P means 14k plated.
 

Annnnnddd all the others not to forget as well.
Like 999
995
990
917
916
833
625
583
575
375
annnnnn finally...... 333

Heh

Annnnnnd...... also.... there are a few more oddballs as well.
Should be sticky and up at the top of this forum page....nice ARC !!
 

Gotta have corresponding karat marks though.
  • 999.9 or 999 – 24 karat gold
  • 995
  • 990 – 23 karats
  • 916, 917 – 22 karat gold
  • 833 – 20 karats
  • 750 – 18 karats
  • 625 – 15 karat gold
  • 585, 583, 575 – 14 karats
  • 417 – 10 karat gold (typically the lowest one will find in U.S. markets)
  • 375 – 9 karats
  • 333 – 8 karat gold (typically the lowest one will find in German markets)
 

  • 999.9 or 999 – 24 karat gold
  • 995
  • 990 – 23 karats
  • 916, 917 – 22 karat gold
  • 833 – 20 karats
  • 750 – 18 karats
  • 625 – 15 karat gold
  • 585, 583, 575 – 14 karats
  • 417 – 10 karat gold (typically the lowest one will find in U.S. markets)
  • 375 – 9 karats
  • 333 – 8 karat gold (typically the lowest one will find in German markets)
Like I said....this list should be up top and sticky so it can be accessed and quickly referenced!! What say the MODS !!??
 

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In case you didn't know... gold marked 585 is 58.5% gold, or 14k ! I've gotten a few items this year marked 585, and I thought they were trash πŸ§πŸ˜³πŸ’© but, it turns out there good stuff and the same as 14k !! Wood hooo !!
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Here's a good explanation of the mark and how it's used....now I've got to round up all the 585 I threw in the costume jewelry jar !!πŸ€‘

It's more of a European thing.. Dug lots of 750 Gold in Spain 20 years ago.
 

  • 999.9 or 999 – 24 karat gold
  • 995
  • 990 – 23 karats
  • 916, 917 – 22 karat gold
  • 833 – 20 karats
  • 750 – 18 karats
  • 625 – 15 karat gold
  • 585, 583, 575 – 14 karats
  • 417 – 10 karat gold (typically the lowest one will find in U.S. markets)
  • 375 – 9 karats
  • 333 – 8 karat gold (typically the lowest one will find in German markets)
I found a ring stamped 21K, so, that decimal equivalent needs to be added too. Then, you can get into the Asian, middle east, and Indian stampings! :laughing7:
 

Thank you bill....I haven't posted much this summer but the Bahamas, and especially at Atlantis resort was sensational. Silver gold and platinum were good for the short time I was there
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