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Actually, this is not mourning jewelry. I sold Victorian and other 19thC jewelry in my store.
I have collected it since the 50s.
Is the gold colored metal marked as gold would be?
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You would not need to open the jewelry to see the marks if they are gold. The marks could be very tiny on a catch or a link
Are you familiar with pinchbeck?
I would deeply appreciate your patience.
Pinchbeck is an alloy of copper and zinc resembling gold. It was often used in 19thC and Victorian jewelry.
If there are no marks, the only way to tell if your pieces are solid gold is to test them with an acid kit. These can be bought on Amazon.com. Alternatively, your jeweler can test them for you.
If the brooches are gold-filled, they would have an estimated retail value of between $85-225 each.
If they are solid gold, the estimated retail value would be $780-1100.
It is impossible to tell from a photo if these are pinchbeck, gold filled or actually gold.
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The bracelet would have the following estimated retail values:
Pinchbeck - $95 - 110
Gold-filled - $150-180
Gold - $1500-2000 depending on Karats.
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