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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

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Location: Over There, United Kingdom

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Posted:Ever since i can remember i had a love of my Uncle's pin he wore, it was so nice.

Well i used to play with it so much, he eventually gave it to me.

I have been thinking about it a lot recently, and have tried to identify where the symbol comes from... if it comes from anywhere.
Or at least track down where he got it and such.

Well here is a rough sketch of it, done badly by me in paint because i don't have a camera or anything... (it is in silver/silver coloured metal by the way...)

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And on the back it has a wierd little marking saying

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If anyone can give me any info on it, i'd be ever so grateful


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Sniper
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

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Posted:without actually seeing it or a more detailed pic i'd guess at the f 10k being a hallmark of somekind. any ideas how old old is?

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Location: Manchester, England (UK)

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Posted:yeh, the f 10k is probably the hallmark or makers mark, your best bet is to research that, I don't know try typing hallmark identification or something similar into a search engine. There are many books on the topic. The design reminds me of two hockey sticks and a ball/puck in the middle. Alternativley its quite likley its just an abstract design. good luck!

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vaperloc...the mighty


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Posted:10k means it is 10 karats the LL would prolly be the makers mark

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polythene


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Posted:which is confusing if it's silver, cos silver isn't done in carats, unless he's given her white gold or platignum.

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

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Posted:Yeah when i was looking for hallmarks online, it kept on saying the 10k was karats...

But i'm quite sure the metal isn't white gold or platinum.

And my drawing is a bit um... flat... Imagine it a bit more rounded then it's like the design.


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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

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Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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Posted:have a trawl through this site:

http://www.925-1000.com/enyc_Overview.html
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then if you find nothing, take a picture and post it on a silver jewellery forum. Alternatively you could find a shop that sells lots of silver items and ask if they know who its made by, under the pretense that you're interested in buyign more


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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

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Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

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Posted:the two outside symbol type things are very close to the hebrew letter 'vav' and the dot in the middle could be one of a few hebrew vowels

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

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Location: Oregon, USA

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Posted:if the 10k actually means 10 carats its going to probably be some alloy of white gold. 10k white gold is actually kind of an oddball from what I've seen, although I'm not much of a gold person.. If it 'looks' silvery but you're not sure you can always check out this site with a little cheatsheet to help guess

http://www.amulet.co.uk/metsamps.jpg
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Different k of white gold are different alloys 9 carat for example is usually 3 parts gold to 5 parts silver.


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drakematrix
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

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Location: Akron, OH, USA

Total posts: 174
Posted:wait, I thought they weren't making electrum anymore? isn't electrum the alloy of gold and silver?

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