Span classnews_dtfeb 17 2012spannbsp018332hallmarks and markings are an important clue to help date a piece of jewelry most often these marks are hidden on the inside of a shank on a ring the inside of a bracelet or on the inside back of an earring.
For estate jewelers and jewelry historians hallmarks provide for an extra source of information to accurately date a jewelry object and determine by whom it was made the most encountered hallmark on jewelry is undoubtedly the purity mark which indicates the total amount of gold or silver used to manufacture a coveted jewel.
Many chanel costume jewelry pieces will have markings understanding these markings is an important aspect for authentication and will also reveal when the item was made and its history we hope that you enjoy this chanel stamping guide currently it is the most complete and accurate guide online.
Vintage jewelry marks resource you can search for vintage jewelry marks for information about the jewelry marks used by various jewelry companies one site i like to use is illusions jewels researching costume jewelry pages.
The jewelry was first marked in 1948 and in 1950 the company began dating their creations the hallmarks often had an accompanying date made jewels for others.
Research on international jewelry marks amp trademarks below is the research we have done on international jewelry marks and trademarks looking at the information on the designer companies old and new that made or still make costume jewelry in the usa us america france west germany italy hong kong china switzerland bohemia new.
Ca late 1940s1980 art one of the marks used by modeart jay b siegel note some information included with photos in this gallery chanel ciner the mark shown here was used on the first kenneth jay lane jewelry dating to the 1960s and early 1970s.
History of the monet company from the late 1920s through to 2000s includes examples of signatures used for dating purposes and many photos of popular pieces.