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Reads 14k CD on latch wondering what it means and what its worth

Roger, thanks for the question.

By federal regulation, when a metal quality is marked on a jewelry item, the maker's mark must be there also.  This is like the maker signing off that the karat mark is correct.  The stamp means the item is 14 karat gold and the maker is recognized by their abbreviation of CD.  It is impossible for me to value the earring with no more to go on. A jeweler should be able to give you an idea or you can go look at earrings to find some close to the same size and weight to get a rough estimate of what you have.  A jeweler would estimate the diamond quality and weight for value then the gold and manufacturing value of the earring.  From that, you get an appraisal.  Jewelers will not do this free of charge.

It says it is for anymore, I have no clue without a lot more information.

Best wishes.   God Bless and Peace.  Thomas.

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Have a question about jewelry repair or working with precious metal jewelry and gemstones? For many years up to December 31, 2010, I was a working professional bench jeweler, involved everyday with setting stones in mountings, designing and making jewelry, repairing and limited custom manufacture. If you work with jewelry as a hobby or as a profession, I might be able to help. I deal with the retail business, not mass production. Ask privately if you wish. See the box for that: It keeps your question between us. Please DO NOT ask MAKER'S MARKS, but metal quality marks are fine to ask. Please DO NOT ask diamond prices. See a gemologist for that.


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