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Hi, my hubby bought me a gold crossover ring and it has the 9ct stamp on the inside but also have a small 18 close to the part where the stones "hopefully" diamonds are. What does the 18 mean?

Amanda From South Africa asks....
Hello Amanda, The number 18 represents the makers stamp. Jon askthejeweler.net

I bought what it says satifaction 100% on ebay it is a 14k solid gold chain do you think its what they say it is

Hello Steven, If you have and doubts as to if the chain is 14 karat gold or not I would suggest to....
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I have a 14K gold crest that I would like mounted on an amethyst or purple stone. I know that they mount crests on these purple stones for class rings, is there any way to get it mounted on a purple stone but not a class ring? Thanks, Rebecca

Rebecca From Saint Joseph asks....
Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your question, If I understand you correctly you want to have the cres....
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My boyfriend and I are ring shopping at the moment and have a question about stones. I understand that a diamond is traditional, but Topaz has special meaning in our relationship. We are also paying for every cent of our engagement, wedding, honeymoon, and new home by ourselves and have a hatred of debt. Because of both these things we would very much like to use a white topaz rather than a diamond in my ring. We understand that it is not as hard as a diamond but want to know, realistically speaking, is this an acceptable substitute? Why or why not? Another option we have considered is buying the topaz for now, and if it really will not last, buying a new ring with a diamond in a few years when we can afford it. Thank you very much for your time :)

Hello Dani, The white Topaz would be just fine, and you have a great idea, use the Topaz until it ....
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I have a bracelet that is sterling with a gold overlay. It is broken and I took to a jeweler. The jeweler refused to repair it because of the gold overlay. Do all jewelers feel this way? Should I avoid all jewelry in the future that has a gold overlay because they are unrepairable? Are there any jewelers who can repair and reapply the gold?

Diana From Sweetser asks....
Hello Diana, Unfortunately all the gold overlay jewelery can not be repaired using a torch which m....
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I lost my diamond engagement ring years ago and would like to find a replacement with the same style or have one made in the same style. I still have the wedding band. The design is an engraved star pattern. There is an inscription on the inside that says Everwed. I have looked on the internet and cannot find anything about Everwed. They were purchased from a reputable jeweler in 1970. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Karen From PROSPECT asks....
Hello Karen Thank you for your question, I believe they went out of business many years ago, Sorr....
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How do you safely polish sterling silver beads separating cultured pearls without damaging the pearl?

Hello Sherry The best way of polishing the silver pearls without damaging the pearl is using a han....
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I have many long beaded necklaces that I mix and wear from day to day. I would like to replace the gold-plated clasp finding that I use to hold the strands together, at the back of my neck. I want to buy a sterling silver or gold finding, but I can't find them on the internet, because I don't know what it is called? Can you tell me what that finding is called? Many thanks! Jeanette

Jeanette From Media asks....
Hello Jeanette, There are several different clasp, I will give you the names use the name to fined....
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I have an old marqasite bracelet with the letters AAT inscribed on the back of both end links. What does it mean? It looks like marqasite but I'm not sure...the stones are clear. Thank you for any help you can give...Alice

Alice From Lake Village asks....
Hello Alice, The letters "AAT" is most likely is the makers mark. Jon askthejeweler.net

Hi. My mother gave me a small gold ring with a dark green gem inside of it. I asked my mother was it real and she said yes. however I don't see any marking inside of the ring except for a capital M, or it may be a W. I've had it for awhile and there is no discoloration to it. I'm just trying to figure out what type of gem it is and if it is real gold or not.

Jori From Atlanta asks....
Hello Jori, To fined out if you have a gold ring you need to take the ring to a local jeweler and ....
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