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    Default Unknown hallmark/makersmark

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Size:  102.2 KBI have three stranded akoya cultured pearl necklace with a 18k gold with diamond clasp. On the clasp there a hallmark/makersmark that I not really sure about is there somehow I can check with the Pearl Guide or there's other way I can get any information about the hallmark/makersmark?

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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert BWeaves's Avatar
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    It's probably the hallmark of the company who made the clasp, not the company that strung the pearls and used the clasp on the necklace.

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    I've found hallmark information using Google. Try 'jewelry hallmark 18K (description)'.
    It sort of looks like a script H, which could be Honora.
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    I would suggest the mark is from Japan, but as BWeaves says - I also don't think that the mark is related to pearls. In many countries when you open an account with an Assay Office you are obliged to provide/create your logo that would be unique to the laboratory you are using. So there are all sorts of symbols, letters and pictograms next to hallmarks. If you know the country of origin of the piece - you can usually trace down any official marks, but unfortunately there no unified catalogue for it and it's quite an extensive time-consuming search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ennui View Post
    I've found hallmark information using Google. Try 'jewelry hallmark 18K (description)'.
    It sort of looks like a script H, which could be Honora.
    Ennui, this thought came to my mind also, Honora. Although we associate them mostly with Chinese freshwater pearls, I seem to recall they dabbled with higher-end pearls and even had a NY store near 5th Ave for a time. Honora has now been acquired by Richline Group.
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    Actually the letter on the clasp is M not H. But anyway, thank you for the information

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