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Way back in 2005 I bought a pair of amethyst earrings  right here from qvc, they were 16 ctw, and I believe they were 14 k yellow gold. I just saw the same identical pair on jtv for $270 but they are only 15 ctw. On the tiny thin edge holding the stone in place it says letter s than 14k. What does the s mean? 

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Could it mean 14 k over silver?

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I hope not, I paid $135, back then. 

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Maybe solid?  Or the initial of the manufacture?

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wow thanks Tori, I so hope you're right. I would post a photo but I have no idea how. But jtv has the same earring for $270 in 14 k yellow gold for twice the price. YAY that makes me happy cause spending $135 back then just about killed me cause I was always poor. Not now so much these days.

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Were they a large single stone with a thin edge frame holding the stone? Dangle on wires?

 

I remember amethyst earrings like that.  They also came in blue topez.  I bought the topez earrings.  I liked them so much I bought a duplicate pair in case I lost them. Mine have the same thing  14k s engraved into the gold.

 

I now have two pairs.  Each pair is a different shade of blue though.

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I too agree that's clearly a manufacturer's hallmark.  I have the rectangle version of the earrings in smoky topaz and lemon quartz.  Love that style!

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