Jewelry Box Graveyard CHEAT SHEET

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what's in Your Jewelry Box Graveyard?

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Brenna Pakes

Brenna Pakes, GIA Graduate Gemologist Founder of Jewelry Navigator LLC

*Cheat Sheet tips are summarized from the Jewelry Navigator Podcast episode, "What's in Your Jewelry Box Graveyard?"

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what's in Your

Jewelry Box Graveyard?

What seems like a jewelry box graveyard could be the beginning of rediscovering treasures. If you can't tell whether a jewelry item is made with precious metal, then you may be throwing away thousands of dollars of jewelry!

1.

Follow the Clues

Most fine jewelry is made using precious metals, like gold, platinum, silver, and palladium.

3.

Precious

metal stamp marks...

Not every jewelry item will be stamped. Make certain of the metal identity before disposing of or giving away any of your jewelry!

Assess jewelry items in your Jewelry Box Graveyard by following these precious metal clues discussed in Jewelry Navigator Podcast.

2.

Look for...

Gold is marked 14k or kt, 18k or kt (European as 585 or 750) Sterling silver 925. Platinum as PLAT or PT 850, 900, 950 or 999; Palladium 500, 950 or 999

4.

on clasps, inside rings, and on findings

Ready to dig up your Jewelry Box Graveyard? Follow the clues shared on Jewelry Navigator Podcast episode, "What's in Your Jewelry Box Graveyard?" Use a well-lit area to examine your jewelry A household magnifying tool will make it easier to see the markings

Created by Brenna Pakes, GIA Graduate Gemologist, Founder of Jewelry Navigator Podcast


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Know What's in Your Jewelry Box Graveyard Review

area and a magnifying 1 . Usetoola towell-lit assess jewelry for precious metal purity markings.

2.

Know what metal purity numbers to look for. (See below and listen to the podcast for details.*)

Not all fine jewelry 3 . BEWARE will be stamped with metal purity or fineness marks!

4 . Know where to look on the

jewelry item for its precious metal purity stamp.

Precious Metal Purity Cheat Sheet *

Gold

(Both Yellow & White Gold) 10 karat - 10k, 10kt, 417 14 karat - 14k, 14kt, 585 18 karat - 18k, 18kt, 750

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver - 925

Platinum

Plat or PT 850, 900, 950, 999

Palladium

PALL or Palladium 500, 950, 900

Resources

Jewelry Navigator Podcast episode, "What's in Your Jewelry Box Graveyard?" NATIONAL GOLD AND SILVER MARKING ACT https://www.stuller.com/articles/view/national-gold-andsilver-marking-act Cooks on Gold https://www.cooksongold.com/blog/buying-guide/

https://jewelrynavigator.podbean.com/


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Questions? Email brenna@jewelrynavigator.com, and mention “Jewelry Box Graveyard” in the subject line.

See you on the next Jewelry Navigator expedition! Brenna Pakes

Brenna Pakes, GIA Graduate Gemologist Founder of Jewelry Navigator LLC

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