What does Hg and S mean?
H.G &S into an oblong chamfered rectangle. Henry Griffith & Sons. The business, commenced in Birmingham by Henry Griffith in 1850, was continued as Henry Griffith & Sons (until 1898) and later as Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd.
What does 9ct rolled gold mean?
A bonded material used in jewelry Rolled gold is a hybrid material, consisting of a thin layer of gold that’s mechanically bonded or heat-fused to one or both sides of a base metal (often brass or copper), then rolled out into sheets to create jewelry.
What does 9ct stamp mean?
9ct is a measure of the amount of pure gold used to make the piece of jewellery. Pure (fine) gold is measured as 24ct and represents 100% gold. 9ct represents 9/24 or 37.5% of pure gold. Yellow gold has other additives such as Silver, Copper and Zinc.
What does 9ct SIL mean on a ring?
Shown in the image above, the colours of the metals we work in are very different to each other. Our silver is Sterling silver and is the brightest & purest ‘white’ of the white precious metals we work with. 9ct gold (or 9ct ‘yellow’ gold) is a softer gold tone to that of 18ct gold (or 18ct ‘yellow’ gold).
What is gold Hallmark?
Hallmark gold is the certified gold that goes through a process of quality check and assurance called as hallmarking. An agency under Government of India, called the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), carries out this process of hallmarking to certify the purity and fineness of a gold item.
What does 9c mean on jewelry?
Gold metals are represented by an octagonal fineness shape. ‘375’ is the mark for 9ct gold, which means it is 37.5% gold and 62.5% other alloys, ‘525’ is the mark for 14ct gold meaning 52.5% is pure gold and 47.5% is other alloys and ‘750’ is the mark of 18ct gold, meaning it is 75% pure gold and 25% other alloys.
Has rolled gold any value?
Yes, rolled gold fetches a reasonable price, as long as it’s as good as new. The resale price of rolled gold depends on the base metal and the percentage of gold in the item. Silver bases out-cost brass or copper. However, it’s not advisable to consider rolled gold as an investment for pawning or reselling.
Is rolled gold better than gold plated?
Rolled gold material has many times more pure gold than gold plated and the bonding process for rolled gold results in a much more durable material than gold plated. There are no official standards for gold plate and ‘gold plated’ jewellery could have any thickness of gold in the plated layer.
Is 9ct or 18ct gold better?
All in all, 9ct gold is tough enough to survive a lifetime of wear – but 18ct gold is better suited to heirloom pieces chosen with future generations in mind. Whilst 9ct gold is technically ‘harder’ than 18ct gold, scoring higher on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, this doesn’t mean it’s more resilient in the long-term.
What does 800 stamped mean on gold?
The mark indicates fineness, how many parts out of one thousand are either gold or silver. This can also be represented by decimal (. 800) or percentage (80%). Gold of . 800 fineness is approximately 19kt.
What does hallmark 950 mean?
‘950’ is the minimum mark of platinum which means that platinum jewellery is always at least 95% pure platinum, with just 5% of the metal made from other alloys – some pieces are marked with platinum 999 which means just 1% is not pure platinum.