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Vintage costume jewelry usually doesn’t have purity marks, but will often have a maker’s mark (commonly called the signature), and can sometimes have a retailer mark and/or patent or inventory marks.Patent numbers are especially helpful when dating older vintage jewelry, and will be covered in a separate article in this series.
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Some makers continue to use the “STERLING” mark in place of “925” even today.
Vintage jewelry from other countries may have European purity marks, such as “585” for 14K gold and “750” for 18K gold, as shown in the photo below.
As a general rule, signatures without a copyright symbol indicate the piece was manufactured prior to 1955. Jewelry companies would often use up their supply of pre-stamped clasps and findings after switching to a new signature, so some pieces made soon after 1955 might not have copyright symbols.
A detailed study of vintage jewelry marks could fill multiple books, but to give some guidance we can use the Trifari company as an example.