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george jewel wrote at 2012-10-28 13:13:39
Your comment "Can you imagine a jewelry manufacturer there complying with British or European or American Standards - I don't think so...." is offensive. If you mean that a manufacturer outside the EU and the US is not REQUIRED to comply with the same standards, then you should state that--and not make spurious comments.

Vicci wrote at 2013-07-25 18:21:29
I have found that Australian Silversmiths would stamp their pieces STG-S11 prior to l978!

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David Foard F.G.A.A.


How Jewelry and Gemstones are Valued or Appraised. This includes items made in Silver, Gold or Platinum set with most gemstones including diamond, sapphire and ruby, emerald, topaz, opal, pearls, tanzanite and most precious and semi-precious gemstones. The Valuation and Appraisals of Antique, Secondhand, Vintage and Fine Old Jewelry - But NOT Costume or fashion jewellery.


Over 35 years in the Jewelry Industry, specializing in Antique and Estate items. Qualified Fellow of the Gemological Association of Australia (F.G.A.A.) and former Member of the Valuers Council (now retired). Former Teacher at Wollongong University and other colleges

now running the Jewelry Appraisal Center where anyone can do their own appraisals ONLINE.

Many Articles published around the Web on the subject of Jewelry Valuation and Appraisals. Expert Author at and writer of the successful 'How to Value your Jewelry from Home or Work' series of courses and books.

Qualified Gemmologist 1986
Fellow of the Gemological Association
Registered Jewelry Valuer 1987
Former Member of the Jewellery and Allied Trades Valuers Council

Awards and Honors
Winner of many writing awards in both fiction and non-fiction. Member of the Australian Society of Authors.

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