Resources Page with All Links: If you’d like to have all of the resources mentioned in this article in one place, check out my Resources page: My Classic Jewelry Resources Page Another way to learn more about vintage jewelry is to read vintage jewelry books.
According to Lang Antiques’ Antique Jewelry University, the term “hallmark” refers to any stamps or marks on jewelry and usually includes one or more of the following: Purity marks for older silver pieces can differ from those commonly seen today.
For example, most Sterling Silver Jewelry up until the 1940s era was usually stamped “STERLING” or “STER” or “STG.” The “925” mark did not come into common use until later.
You can view it here: My Classic Jewelry Trifari Vintage Jewelry Marks Guide Vintage Jewelry Marks Resource: You can search for “vintage jewelry marks” for information about the jewelry marks used by various jewelry companies.
One site I like to use is Illusions Jewels’ “Researching Costume Jewelry” pages.
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