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    Posted 5 years ago

    Uphillnow
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    Believed to be 9ct yg but stamped 333 with black base shell carving. Cute lily motif on side of shank. Any ideas on date and info would b appreciated

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      333 is 8 carat gold. 375 is 9 carat gold. A photo of the inside of the mount would be helpful.
    2. Uphillnow, 5 years ago
      I've never seen an 8ct gold stamp, I thought it was a makers mark. What countries use 8ct gold?
    3. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 5 years ago
      Efesgirl is quite correct on the gold content: 333/1000 = 8/24. Good old Wikipedia:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fineness
      You will see that the only country mentioned as ever having used 333 gold was Germany, tying in nicely with the cameo itself, which appears to be hardstone (agate), a single piece of stone, not shell stuck onto a black background. The Idar-Oberstein region of Germany is still producing cameos of this type.
      I would guess, going by the fairly modern look of the cameo & the low karatage of the gold that this dates to post-WWII but not later than 1970 or so. The fineness may be low, but there is a lot of metal & a lot of workmanship involved, so still value there. The cameo is very pretty &, unlike so many, has not had the tip of the nose knocked off (probably not worn much), so value there as well.

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