What Does It Mean When a Piece of Gold Jewelry Has 417 Stamped on It?

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According to a local jeweler a piece of gold jewelry with a 417 stamp is 10k gold. 10k gold is 10/24, or 41.7% gold, hence the 417 stamp. 24k gold is 100%, or solid gold.
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