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Sir,recently I purchased a claddagh ring that I thought was a 10k gold
ring. There are two marks inside the ring band. One appears to be the maker's mark' the other is a K that stands alone. What does the K stand for. It is by itself with no accompanying   number. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Patrick,

The single K has no meaning without a number next to it. If it is 10K it would have the "10" next to the K or 415 next to the k. Both are the mark for 10 Karat gold. So I would look at the ring closer since sometimes the markings get destroyed when the rings are sized. Good Luck,

Peter

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