The Uncas Manufacturing Company uses a U with an arrow through it as its hallmark, or jeweler's mark, on its sterling and costume jewelry. The company changed its original jeweler's mark and started using the symbol in the mid-1920s.Know More
Uncas is a family-owned business that was founded in 1911. The company's headquarters is located in the state of Rhode Island with offices, showrooms and warehouses in California, Florida and Hong Kong, China.
The company was founded by Italian Immigrant Vincent Sorrentino, but its namesake belongs to the son of the last chief of the Mohican American Indian tribe from James Fenimore Cooper's historical novel, "The Last of the Mohicans."Learn more about Rings
The letters KP stand for karat plumb. These letters indicate that the ring in question is guaranteed to contain gold that has a purity grading equal to or greater than the amount stamped, which is 10 karat in this case.Full Answer >
It is possible to have a gold ring electroplated with platinum. In this process, the gold ring is dipped into a solution containing a dissolved ion of platinum. An electrical current is applied, causing the platinum ion to attach to the gold ring in a very thin coating.Full Answer >
A 14K ring that is stamped .585 indicates that 58.5 percent of the ring's content is pure gold. According to Diamond Jewelers, the remaining 41.5 percent is a metal alloy, which is a stronger metal mixed with the gold to provide support for gems, resist bending and limit scratching.Full Answer >
Most jewelers and jewelry stores offer resizing as one of their services. If a ring was purchased at a specific store or location, resizing may be included in the warranty offered with the ring.Full Answer >