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    Posted 6 years ago

    Vintage1961
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    Hi,
    The antique gold bracelet was given to me in 1981 as a high school graduation gift from an Estate which my parents purchased it from. They knew I had an appreciation for antique collecting. They were advised by the Attorney for the Estate that the bracelet was over 100 years old. After all these years I would love to find out what I can about the bracelet. The year? What kind of gold? I am not sure if it's 14k or 24k. The bracelet has only one marking. What does the marking represent? I can say that the gold is soft because over the years it would bend easy. The shape is distorted. Should I even think of bringing it to a jewelry to correct or leave it as is? Is there an Antique Specialty Jewlery I should see in my area who could fix the bent areas? This is the only gold bracelet I own and wear it almost every day. I do not wear it to garden I promise Lol.
    I love it, as I appreciate the detailed workmanship and that I received it from my parents. I recently lost my Dad in February so it means even more.
    Thank you,
    Rita

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 years ago
      mark looks like a 1 and 0 with a k in between 10k??
    2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 years ago
      Vintage Gold Filagree Bangle bracelet
    3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 years ago
      http://www.antiquejewel.com/en/3thpage.asp?DTN=08328-4189&DTNimg=1&titel=Amazing%20gold%20filigree%20Victorian%20bracelet%20from%20the%20Austro-Hungarian%20Empire#img
    4. Vintage1961 Vintage1961, 6 years ago
      Dizzydave, Thank you for your comments. I checked out the link but my bangle bracelet design is flat not raised. Do you think the link would still apply for my bangle bracelet? I looked at the hallmark again and yes that's a K. Interesting how it was marked between the numbers. I always thought my bangle was either 14 or 24, but never 10.
      Thanks again,
      Rita
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Take your bracelet to a reputable jeweler and have it tested for gold content. If you have it rounded out then it will only become distorted again from constant wear.
      Can't tell you if there is a specialist in your area because nobody knows where you live.
    6. Vintage1961 Vintage1961, 6 years ago
      Efesgirl Thank you that's good advice. I live in San Diego, California.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      You're welcome. I'm in the Netherlands. The last time I was in San Diego was in 1973. :-))))
    8. Vintage1961 Vintage1961, 6 years ago
      Efesgirl WOW your a long way from San Diego.
      San Diego has changed so much since 1973. It's even busier and more buildings. As you know we have the best weather, but we do wish for more rain in the Winter.
      Thank you for your note.
      Rita
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      This site says the way your bracelet is marked makes it Victorian era.

      http://agoramarketplace.com/blog/basics-of-deciphering-hallmarking-on-your-antique-gold-jewelry/

    10. Vintage1961 Vintage1961, 6 years ago
      katherinescollections,
      Interesting, Victorian era. Thank you very much for the site information. Can't wait to read what you sent. Appreciate your time and efforts.
      Rita

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