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Rated 5 out of 5 by ImRamonsMommy Beautiful Pendant
I love this pendant and wear it almost daily. It is stamped 14K on the bail. It is elegant and I've received compliments wearing it. I love the doublet design because i am not a traditional turquoise lover but i love the color so the way it has the quartz on top is perfect for me! I think it's pricey but it's a beauty!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goddess67 It Is Marked 14K !
I own this lovely piece and can attest that it is marked 14K on the back of the bale in very tiny letters. You can see it with a jeweler's loupe. Hopefully this will put an end to discussion of the integrity of the metal !
Rated 2 out of 5 by chrisq2 very pretty/ but KNOW the FACTS
The ever-increasing price of gold has led to a variety of new jewelry making techniques making it possible to construct sturdy gold jewelry items using much less actual gold. The reason this item it isn't stamped 14 k is because it's made using the "electroforming process," which is clearly stated in the item description. This is also true for "silicone filled" items. These items are beautiful and no one will ever know it's not stamped 14 k unless they look at the piece up-close. Whether or not this piece is a good value depends on the buyer’s motivation. If you want actual gold at a substantially lower cost and aren't concerned with resale value, this could be a good value.
The stamp system was established to prevent fraud and make it easier for people to know exactly what they're getting. By law, gold items can only be stamped with the karat stamp denoting the actual metal content/purity, 14 k, 18 k, and 22 k, of the specific item. Brokers of precious metals use various methods to test metal purity, such as the old-school technique of scraping the metal onto a block and applying chemicals and/or newer methods such as electronic scanning devices. Stamping an item with a higher-than-accurate purity content stamp constitutes fraud because it incorrectly increases the item's value.
Brokers determine the actual value of an item by identifying its exact metal content (purity) and then weighing it. If this item was stamped 14 k and weighed, any non-gold materials (such as wax) used in the electroforming process would then become part of the weight aspect of the valuation equation. The weight of the entire item would be valued at the 14 k purity value, thus resulting in an incorrectly increased valuation of the item.
All of this is explained in-depth on the internet and it would be tedious to try and explain it all here.
I recommend that consumers of gold products become informed about metal purity etc. in order to protect themselves and know what they're buying. This said, I'm not discouraging anyone from buying this type of jewelry because it all depends on what you want. These items are a great value if you simply want a gold item that is gold and beautiful. If you're concerned at all about reselling jewelry items, then you would definitely want to determine the actual metal purity of items you purchase, to ensure they are 14 k, 18 k, or 22 k etc.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stacey c Pretty pendant
Just got this today and it was exactly as I expected based on the pictures online. pleasantly surprised by the size. Some reviews have said it was too large. I was concerned about the fact it does not 14k on the piece.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dade one of my best purchases ever
This key exceeded my expectations when arrived and the price is fair
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dolphin Lover IT'S OK!!
This pendant is just OK to me. It does not look at Turquoise pendant. It looks more like Turquoise COLOR pendant.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zannick STUNNING!
Absolutely gorgeous! Just the right size for a pendant. Do not hesitate to buy because you will not be disappointed! ♡♡
Rated 4 out of 5 by Borboleta Big Pendant!
I ordered this item to examine in person. The turquoise was bright blue and beautiful, but it was larger than expected. I returned the item because it was larger than what I wanted, plus it was not stamped 14k gold. I gave it 4 stars because it wasn't stamped with 14k.