Every Tuesday, we will be sharing interesting facts, tips, and insights about all kinds of jewelry! It is this kind of information that makes jewelry so much more exciting and valuable. Today we bring you French Hallmarks!!
Above is a picture of our Cultured Pearl and 18kt Yellow Gold Floral Brooch. What makes this elegant brooch so intriguing is the unique hallmark of the eagle’s head on the back side, illustrated in the second picture. The eagle symbol is a hallmark the French use for 18kt gold.
French hallmarks are among the most difficult to understand because instead of using numbers to denote the precious metal content of each piece, they use symbols of animals, people, insects, and birds. This brooch also has 11 cultured pearls with a diameter of 5mm.
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