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What does 375 stamped on my jewellery mean?

This is another way of representing the amount of pure gold used to make the piece of jewellery. This is equivalent to 9ct.Pure (fine) gold is measured as 24ct and represents 100% gold. Pure gold is very soft so is unsuitable for jewellery as it would mark easily, the claws holding gemstones would bend easily...
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What does 750 stamped on my jewellery mean?

This is another way of representing the amount of pure gold used to make the piece of jewellery. This is equivalent to 18ct.Pure (fine) gold is measured as 24ct and represents 100% gold. Pure gold is very soft so is unsuitable for jewellery as it would mark easily, the claws holding gemstones would bend easily...
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How often do I need to re-tip the claws on my engagement ring?

On pendants probably never as they don’t have much wear and tear.On rings it is a good idea to check the claws regularly as they can move out of alignment from a knock and may not be holding gemstone securely.Re-tipping is not required usually for at least 10 years.   Use a magnifying glass to...
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When do I re-string my pearl necklace?

To preserve the nacre Pearls of good quality are always strung on silk thread.   This protects the nacre especially if there is a knot between the pearls as well which is the trend these days.  But graduated pearls are not knotted.Another reason for knotting between the pearls is if the necklace breaks then there is...
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Does re-sizing a ring make it weaker?

No, definitely not!!If the ring is being made smaller the client’s finger is measured and the amount needed to be removed calculated. The sawcut is made through the original join. The exact amount needed is removed. The ring is bent in a tighter circle and the metal soldered. The ring is then re-shaped on a...
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