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Arabian hallmarks


#1

Hi all,
Is there anyone out who knows the hallmarks used in Arabian
countries? I have come across some jewellery with marks like ^
or 7, but sometimes they were partly deleted, and I don’t know
what gold qualities are used in these countries and if they also
use 18k, 22k and so on. Assaying with the touchstone doesn’t
give exact measure of quality, and I don’t have access to
another method. Markus


#2

Hi Markus,the marks on Arabian jewelry are the Arabic numerals of
21k and 18k and 22k…which are the used karats in the Arabic
countries ,since the 2 in Arabic is the invert of 7 in English
that is if you look at an English written 7 in a mirror that’s 2
in Arabic and if you turn the letter V upside down (^) that’s 8
in Arabic and 1 is a small vertical line like the back slash (
) .hope its clear,…Hratch.


#3

Hi Hratch, Thank you very much, I’m now seeing clearer. Markus