Do Not Be Fooled When Buying Jewels

The value of the jewelry often is related to the metals used and when you buy a piece of jewelry, it is necessary to bear in mind a few details so that we do not buy “a pig in a poke”. The Portuguese Contrastaria(INCM) of Lisbon and of Porto, help in marking the parts made inprecious metals alloys so you can be sure of what you’re buying.

The naked eye see only two tiny squares in low relief, but with a magnifying glass, try picking up a piece of jewelry from 3Rjewelry and see which are the hallmarks of Portuguese Contrastaria and you can find some of the images that you present in this article.

There are two types of marks: the mark of responsibility Punctureand puncture Contrastaria mark or mark of touch Puncture. The puncture mark Responsibility is placed by the manufacturer of the jewel and contains the identifying engraving with a private drawing and a letter of the first name, nicknames or your firm.

Contrastaria puncture mark points out the type and percentage of precious metal used, and identifies the contrastaria. The metal is defined by the shape of animal heads, a number that is the percentage of precious metal and the shape that surrounds the engraving demonstrates if is of Lisbon (figure curve) or port (irregular Octagon symmetrical).

Gold–deer head to 800 or more leagues thousandths and swallow in flight for alloys with less than 800 thousandths;

Silver-Eagle’s head turned to the left or above the alloy 925 thousandths and right less than 835 thousandths);

Platinum-Parrot head.

Palladium-Lynx head (toward the left).

The recording contains a symbol that distinguishes whether it is Platinum, silver or gold and underneath you will see a number that indicates the percentage of this metal that the piece contains. Follow the next posts to better understand the differences between the various metal alloys, in particular the difference between Gold 9 k, 14 k, 18 k, 19, 2 k.

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