We want to say that this post is here to specifically answer questions asked on another post. A guide to what jewelry stamps mean.
Be sure to check that post if you don't find your answer in these questions as there are a ton of stamps meanings in that post.
Since we are getting 1000's of inquiries on the meaning of stamps, we are dedicating a whole post just to answering your questions as best we can.
Each answer is a mostly likely scenario. Since there are so many fakes and similar hallmarks, we can not guarantee 100% that any one answer is what you have for sure.
Many hallmarks require a photo to 100% identify and there are a lot of answers that are a best answer for the the description given to us.
The questions will be arranged by the stamp type asked about.
If you want a summary chart for quick identification, we will add one to the bottom of the post.
1k jewelry stamp meaning.
We have a rings that has 1k in a circle inside, can you help?
1k is the designation for 18 karat gold in Asia
14KCG jewelry stamp meaning.
I have a silver color ring that I found while metal detecting and it's marked 14KCG. Is it white gold? Is CG the maker and who and where is it from?
I will say this is an odd marking for me to see on a ring. This marking is most commonly found on alloy pendants that have a light gold plating.
It is entirely possible that this is white gold and CG is a maker's mark but my first response is this is a light gold metal alloy.
316L jewelry stamp meaning
What does 316L stamped in my ring mean?
316L is the stamp for surgical stainless steel. This is the best type of stainless steel for rings as it does not tarnish, rust and is hypo-allergenic.
800 jewelry stamp meaning
We have a silver ring that says 800 in it, does this mean it's fake?
It depends on what you mean by fake 800 stamped on jewelry stands for 80% silver. If you bought it as sterling it would have been marked 925.
833 jewelry stamp meaning
What does 833 stamped in my ring mean?
833 is the U.K. designation for 20 karat gold.
9ct plat jewelry stamp meaning
Hi, I’m looking at a ring that is stamped 9ct plat can you tell me what this means. thanks
9ct plat means the ring should be made of 375 platinum or 9 parts per 24 pure.
This is similar to 18ct gold being 750 gold or 18 parts per 24 pure gold.
18C Jewelry Stamp Meaning
Hello I have a necklace that says 18c on one side and 926 Italy on the other side it's a 20 inch necklace that appears to be silver could be white gold I can't find information anywhere please help thank you
This one is a little confusing as 18c almost certainly means 18 karat gold while the 926 stamp is for 22 karat gold. It could be that some links are 18 karat and others are 22karat. I will also say that most necklaces are not made of 22k due to how soft the gold will be with that much purity.
925 jewelry stamp meaning
Hi i am wondering what this means as we have 925 stirling siver and “925” on one site it said the "925’ was solid gold can you please advise me on this?
925 is absolutely the mark for sterling silver. It is possible that it has gold plating.
My advice is, do not buy from this shop without further research. It could simply be a type-o or maybe something that we have not seen or heard about.
926 jewelry stamp meaning
What does 926 stamped in a ring mean?
926 is the Italian designation for 22 karat gold.
A & C jewelry stamp meaning
We have a piece of jewelry stamped with A & C.
A&C is the makers mark for Angus & Coote.
A & S jewelry stamp meaning
Do you know what a&s means?
A & S is the makers mark for Attwood and Sawyer based in England
AJ MCH jewelry stamp meaning
or AJC jewelry stamp meaning
We got some jewelry with AJ MCH on it, what does that mean?
AJ MCH is the makers mark for American Jewelry Manufacturing Company Holdings based in New York. Known for antique brooches.
ALE jewelry stamp meaning
What does it mean that my bracelet is stamped ALE?
ALE is a makers mark for Pandora Jewelry.
AK jewelry stamp meaning
What does 1 A K mean in jewelry stamped
AK is most likely to be the makers mark for Atasay Kuyumculuk, a top jewelry maker in Turkey.
AAR 750 stamp meaning
What does ARR 14k mean in my necklace?
ARR is the makers mark for ARPAS out of Turkey.
14k is 14 karat gold.
BEE side profile jewelry stamp meaning
I got a brooch with a strange bee stamp on it, do you know anything about this?
The bee from the photo is the makers mark of G.D. Beatson out of New Zealand.
BITA jewelry stamp meaning
Do you know what the BITA stamp means in jewelry?
BITA is a makers mark for BITA Jewelry in California.
Boucheron stamp meaning
My grandpa gave me some cufflinks that say Boucheron – Paris. I assume they are made in Paris but what does Boucheron mean?
Yes, Boucheron is a designer based in Paris and this is just a makers mark.
BS&F jewelry stamp meaning
We got a bracelet that has BS&F stamped in it, what does that mean?
BS&F is the makers mark for Black, Star & Frost.
C with a circle around it jewelry stamp meaning
What does the mark c with a circle around it and then Caroline mean?
A c with a circle around is the symbol for a trademarked item. Most likely Caroline is the maker's mark but we would need a photo to identify which maker.
Cartier 18k jewelry stamp meaning
I found a ring at the thrift store that says cartier 18k for $10, is it worth it?
If this ring is authentic then , yes, very much so.
The Cartier Stamp is the makers mark for Cartier, a very famous company.
The 18k stamp means 18 karat gold.
CID jewelry stamp meaning
What does CID stamped on a necklace mean?
CID is the makers mark for Clyde Duneier, a jewelry maker based in New York.
DS jewelry stamp (on top of each other in different directions)
I found a ring at an estate sale that has a mrk in it that looks like a DS on top of each other in different directions. Any ideas?
Hard to tell for sure without seeing it but what comes to mind is a stacked DS in diiferent directions is probably a maker mark for David Sarkin. I included a photo above for reference.
DQ CZ Jewelry Stamp Meaning
I have a ring stamped DQ CZ, what does that mean?
DQ is the makers mark for Diamonique and CZ means the gem is cubic zirconia.
ECN Jewelry Stamp Meaning
I was given a necklace from my grandmother who lived in Sweden. The back is marked with EKN. Can you give me any insight?
This is the maker's mark for Atasay Kuyumculuk out of turkey
EG jewelry stamp meaning
What does it mean if I have jewelry with EG on it?
EG is the makers mark for Eric Grossbardt
FTH jewelry stamp meaning
What does a FTH stamp mean?
FTH is the registered trademark for 21st century trading company under the jewelry category. The trademark was not renewed in 2016 leading us to believe this company is no longer around.
H with a Heart Jewelry stamp meaning
We have some jewelry that has an H and Heart on it, can you tell us what this means?
Without a photo we can't be sure but Hidalgo has a makers mark that is an H with a heart.
We added a photo above so you can see if it matches. The CZ925 in our photo stands for 925 sterling silver and cubic zirconia gems.
Kalo jewelry stamp meaning
What does Kalo Sterling mean?
Kalo is the makers mark for Mark Kalo.
Sterling means sterling silver.
KGE jewelry stamp meaning
What does 18k kge mean on a ring?
KGE stamped in a ring means it is electroplated.
18k means it is electroplated with 18k gold.
Kinlock jewelry stamp meaning
What does kinlock stamped in a ring mean?
Kinlock is the makers mark for Thomas Kinlock base in Scotland.
KRN jewelry stamp meaning
What does it mean if jewelry has has a krn14k stamp?
KRN is the makers mark for Kiran Jewelers.
14k means 14 karat gold.
L1 stamp jewelry stamp meaning
What does L1 mean in a Gold ring?
L1 is a clarity designation for diamonds so this ring must have a diamond on it. L1 means there are inclusions that can be seen at 10x magnification.
LFS jewelry stamp meaning
my ring says 10kt lfs do you know what the lfs is for?
LFS stamped in jewelry is the maker's mark for Leo Frank & Sons.
10kt is 10 karat gold.
Lind jewelry stamp meaning
What does a lind stamp mean?
Lind is the makers mark for S.P. Lindwold.
M inside a pot or shell jewelry stamp meaning.
We bought some jewelry at an antique store and on piece has what looks like and M inside a pot, do you know what this might be?
This is a tough one to know without seeing it but what I think you have is an M inside a shell and this would be the makers mark for Mikimoto.
MGD jewelry stamp meaning
Hi, we just inherited some jewelry from a family estate and one piece has MGD stamped in it? Do you know what this means?
MGD is most likely a makers mark and most often will be Mary Grace Design of Thailand
MGW jewelry stamp meaning
I have been given a ring with either MGW or reverse MGW.
MGW is a maker's mark for MG Worldwide LLC.
MHJ jewelry stamp meaning
Can you tell me what my necklace with a MHJ stamp means?
MHJ is the makers mark for Michael Hill Jewelers
NF jewelry stamp meaning
I have a ring that has NF stamped in it.
NF in a ring stands for nickel free. This can be stamped on any type a metal so I can not tell you for sure what the metal is.
NV jewelry stamp meaning
I have a ring with NV stamped in it, I believe the ring is silver but what does the NV mean?
Yes, it is probably silver as the NV stamp in a silver ring stands for Nevada Silver Mine.
PAD jewelry stamp meaning
What does PAD 925 mean on wedding band style white stone ring.
PAD most likely means Padparadscha sapphire.
Usually this type of sapphire is a light orange or pink color.
925 means sterling silver.
Paj jewelry stamp meaning.
I have a gold colored etched bangel bracelet that is stamped PAJ inside. What does that mean?
PAJ is the makers mark for Prime Art and Jewel, a Chinese jewelry manufacturer.
PSC jewelry stamp meaning
Is a PSC stamp a makers mark?
PSC is the makers mark for Plainville Stock company
PWJ jewelry stamp meaning.
Can you tell me what PWJ stamped in jewelry means?
PWJ is the makers mark for the Paul Winston Jewelry Corp
RJC jewelry stamp meaning
What does RJC mean stamped inside a 10kt ring?
RJC most likely is the mark for a manufacturer that is part of the Responsible Jewelry Council. This mark is supposed to be only used by manufacturers that are registered with the council.
RSG jewelry stamp meaning
What does a RSG jewelry stamp mean?
RSG is the makers mark for Ready-Set-Go.
Ruser jewelry stamp meaning
We inherited a pin from my wifes grandma that says Ruser 14k, any ideas on this?
Ruser is a makers mark for Ruser.
14k means 14 karat gold
S80 jewelry stamp meaning
can any one tell me what a s80 stamp means on a mens ring
S80 is commonly seen on Chinese jewelry that is plated in .925 sterling silver. It is common to also see a 925 mark but it is not solid silver.
SAI jewelry stamp meaning
What does the stamp SAI mean?
SAI is the makers mark used by Sai Krishna of India
SK9 jewelry stamp meaning
I have a 10k sk9 diamond Bracelet and I want to know what that means and dose it have any value to it or is it just costume jewelry
SK9 is the trademark of Allure Gems LLC. A jewelry manufacturer in New York.They make platinum mix alloys and they do have value.
got this ring with sk stamp? do you know what is the meaning of this.
SK Jewelry stamp meaning.
Most likely this is the maker's mark for Steve Kirsch.
SMCO jewelry stamp meaning
I found an old ring stamped 18KSMCO. Any ideas what the “SMCO” means?
If the stamp is a plain SMCO or S.M.CO then it is most likely the maker's mark for Sommer & Mills CO.
If it SMCO with and arrow through it then that is the maker's mark for Streicher Mfg CO.
Ster jewelry stamp meaning
I got this ring with th stamp (STER R) some people says it steel and other ones say its silver, do you know what that means?
This one is tough because ster means sterling silver. R stamped in a ring is usually for rose gold but unless this ring is plated with rose gold, I don't have a full answer for you.
TCW jewelry stamp meaning
We have someone that wants to sell us a ring and they told us it is TCW 1.12, what does that mean.
I don't believe I have seen this actually stamped inside jewelry but TCW stands for total karat weight or the total karats of all the gems combined.
TGGC jewelry stamp meaning
What does 14K. TGGC mean on my gold colored locket?
The 14k means 14k gold and the TGGC is the makers mark the The Genuine Gemstone company.
TK316 jewelry stamp meaning
Can you help me? What does TK316 stamp mean?
TK316 Stands for Turk stainless steel.
VI jewelry stamp meaning
Hi I have a ring that has a stamp V1 this this mean its white gold . Please help
Odds are this means it was made in Vicenza, italy. There should be numbers to identify the exact shop it was made in.
YOO or YOOS jewelry stamp meaning
What does YOO 14k mean on a “white gold” ring?
This is the maker's mark for Kwang or Jay Yoo, Father and son jewelry maker's out of Chicago.