A stamp of 1/20 14K on jewelry indicates that the piece is gold-filled. The 1/20 means that there is one part gold to every 20 parts of other materials. The 14K on the stamp notes that the gold used is 14-carat gold.
Gold-filled jewelry is commonly known as costume jewelry. It typically is of little financial value, unlike items made of solid gold. Jewelry that is marked above 1/20 is considered gold-plated rather than gold-filled because the gold content is higher in the piece. Typically there are 5 grams of gold in a 1/20 gold-filled piece, or 5 percent real gold content.Learn More
As of 2015, Sarah Coventry jewelry sells online at a wide price range, from $12 to $75 and upwards, depending on the quality of the piece. The price of Coventry jewelry is often determined by the functionality, overall style and materials included in the jewelry design.Full Answer >
When found on jewelry, "Italy 925" means that the piece is made of sterling silver. Sterling silver is comprised of 92.5 percent pure silver and a mixture of other metals.Full Answer >
To cast jewelry, create a mold, run it through a burnout cycle in a kiln, melt metal, pour it into the mold, and quench it in cold water. To finish the jewelry piece, remove it from the mold, file away the rough edges, and polish it.Full Answer >
The numbers 750 stamped on jewelry means that it is 18-karat gold. The jewelry piece is 18 parts pure gold and six parts metal alloy.Full Answer >