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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I found this little beauty on the weekend and it looked somehow familiar.
    When I came home, I checked my grandma's pendant and realized that the two are identical except in size.

    Both are made of beautiful amber and are marked AM.
    If I am correct, AM. stands for American Gold, which is actually Double, so it is not gold at all.

    My grandmother might have bought her pendant in the 1930's or so. I seldom wear it because I am a bit clumsy and misplace things. Now that I have a similar one, I will wear my "new" one and keep my grandmother in a safe place.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      How lovely, and what a great addition to your grandmother's pendant. I had never heard about AM standing for American Gold, and not sure what you mean by Double, and not being gold at all -- I'm confused, lol! :)
    2. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Hi katherinescollection. I believe this is a European thing. I remember my grandmother talking about it. I believe the correct spelling might be double with an accent over the last e. To the best of my knowledge it is an alloy looking like gold.
    3. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, blunderbuss2 and PhilDMorris:)
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks, freiheit, now I learned something! :)
    5. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      I do the same thing with my knives ~ keep a backup of my favorite ones ~ guess that's why I've got 500-plus knives!!! Nice pieces you've got here. Love the "gold" amber color. [;>)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      So nice to found the same!
      Kath, doublé stands for rolled gold or gold filled :-)
    7. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Thanks, kyratango, for clarifying what Double is. I found this on the German ebay site: Um Gold Double Artikel ( meist Schmuck) herzustellen wird eine Goldschicht unter hohem Druck auf ein Messingblech aufgebracht ... Das Blech wird anschliessend dünn ausgewalzt und zu dem sogenannten Gold Double - Schmuck .. weiter verarbeitet... andere Bezeichnungen für Gold Doble sind American Double ( AD) oder Filled Gold es ist hochwertiger "Gold" Schmuck ... dürfen aber keinen Goldstempel tragen...
      Now I know for sure - LOL!

      So they call it "rolled gold" or "American Double" as well. I wonder how the Germans came to the last term!?
    8. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      NevadaBlades, I am glad I am not the only one thinking that way. I have a lot of items but I consider all of them replaceable with the exception of my grandma, my mom, my children and my husband's gifts:)
    9. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Many thanks for loving my pendant:
      Trey, kivatinitz, kyratango, melaniej, vetraio50, Windwalker, NevadaBlades, aura, Efesgirl, blunderbuss2, PhilDMorris, and katherinescollections :)

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