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What does 585 stamped on a piece of jewelry mean?

Started 1265560806 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1265580270 by lavenderjunkie
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I was looking through my jewelry box and found 585 stamped on a piece of jewelry I thought was 14k gold. I just found this piece of 14k jewelry stamped with 585. Does anyone know what that means? Thanks so much.
http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.J140885.desc.Universal-Magnetic-Clasp-14K-Gold

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Scruffysmom12655611731442 PostsRegistered 4/9/2007
14K 58.5% gold.
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Kot
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Seashoregi­rl1265561258807 PostsRegistered 11/11/2007
I am happy to say that I can answer my own question. Have to love Google. It is a European way of marking 14k gold. It denotes that the gold is 58.8% pure gold---which is equal to 14k. Thanks for looking though. :)

lavenderju­nkie126556147713191 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
585 = 58.5% gold = 14K = 14/24 =14 parts of 24 parts pure gold.
It's frequently expressed as 585 on jewelry made in Italy and other countries.
by the way, 750 = 75% gold = 18k = 18/24 = 18 out of 24 parts pure gold.
There are similar designations for sterling silver also.
Hope this helps.

Seashoregi­rl1265562288807 PostsRegistered 11/11/2007
Thanks so much for responding. I had never seen it before and so worried I had been duped on a rather expensive piece of gold. I feel better now and I learned something new. :)

lavenderju­nkie126558027013191 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
:-)

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