The passage of time and repair work has marred or eliminated marks from many pieces making them harder to identify the precious metal content, the country of manufacturer or the maker. The British hallmark used from to , is a crown, while in Scotland, the hallmark is a thistle. The British only used 18 or 22 karat gold during this time. The karatage is usually the karat number, followed by a c, ct, or carat. It may be marked or , as well.
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This piece features 6 faux pearls of 2 different sizes set on tipped stems. The pearls and stems are flanked by 2 textured gold tone leafs. The backing texture is smooth, an indicator of an authentic vintage piece. The piece is in good condition having withstood some wear and tear. Its original box, although stained, is included. The earrings are screw back types with 3 clear rhinestones set over stemmed leaf motifs. In good condition with minor scratches visible with a loupe.
Fire opals. Sapphires that came in "every color in the heavens from dusk until dawn. To jeweler Richard Krementz Jr. The company was founded by his grandfather, a German immigrant, along with a cousin in The bulk of it remained in family hands until it was sold in the late s.