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Item Description: Up for auction is this beautiful vintage sterling silver cross by Naldo, Mexico. It is a series of 6 domed circles and hangs from a 16 sterling silver box chain. The cross is not marked sterling, but tested as such. Naldo is known for its sterling silver. Signed. The chain is marked 925, Italy. Nice! Happy bidding!
METAL & QUALITY MARK: 925, Cross unmarked 7.3g =.23 oz troy: Genuine silver/ marked or tested [925 &/or Sterling].
METAL COLOR: White
LADIES/ MENS/ CHILD: Unisex
CONDITION MAIN/ MOUNT/METAL: Good
CONDITION GEMS/JEWELS: N/A
OVERALL RATING: Good / See Condition Scale below.
NOTE: Props not included. Unless otherwise stated, jewelry which contains any gemstones has been tested using equipment that is fairly reliable but not 100% diagnostic. Origin, treatments & grade is largely unknown and beyond our testing capabilities. This item may have been field acid assay tested. This test is reliable within slight limitations. Cleaning is not considered a factor in rating condition.
CONDITION GRADING SCALE and QUALITY ASSURANCE
MINT or AS NEW /10 points: Unused merchandise, new & in unopened box with paperwork or possibly seldom used item (s) & still pristine with paperwork/box. Ready to use & very good for the discriminating collector, a gift or resale.
EXCELLENT/ 8-9.5 points: Unused looking but box/paperwork opened or missing. Or previously used merchandise which has been well cared for & has minuscule to no obvious signs of wear & use i.e. just needs a little cleaning. Considered good for the serious collector, a gift or resale.
VERY GOOD/ 6.5-7.5 points: Previously used item showing very slight signs of use but well cared for i.e. very slight surface wear &/or very hairline scratches, in very few areas &/or light tarnishing or patina, possibly could use polishing/cleaning. Considered good for reuse, a non-discriminating collector, a gift or resale.
GOOD+/ 5.5-6 points: Previously used item showing average signs of use. better than average wear for secondary market jewelry i.e. slight eye-visible surface wear or perhaps not in obvious areas, may have tarnishing, patina or verdigris and probably needs polishing/cleaning. No serious visible damage which would render the item unacceptable. Considered good for reuse, possibly good for a non-discriminating collector, or for resale and ready to wear after cleaning.
GOOD/ 4-5 points: Previously used item showing average signs of use. Very average wear for secondary market jewelry i.e. average to moderate eye-visible surface wear or perhaps not in obvious areas, may have tarnishing, patina or verdigris and probably needs polishing/cleaning. No serious visible damage which would render the item unacceptable. Considered good for reuse and ready to wear after cleaning.
GOOD-/3-3.5 points: Previously used item showing obvious signs of eye-visible moderate to heavy use i.e. moderate to heavy surface wear &/or scratches throughout or in key areas. No visible damage which would render the item unacceptable or possibly just needs minor repairs or some restoration, cleaning & polishing. Considered acceptable for re-use following TLC.
ACCEPTABLE/ 1-2 points: Previously used item showing quite obvious signs of heavy to extreme use & wear i.e. heavy surface wear and scratches throughout or in key areas and possibly light damage. Considered acceptable but needs repairs or possibly some restoration.
SALVAGE PARTS or SCRAP/ 0-1 points: Previously used item showing quite obvious signs of heavy to extreme use & wear i.e. heavy surface wear &/or scratches, &/or nicks, &/or scars throughout or in key areas, not working and obviously damaged. Considered acceptable ONLY for parts or complete restoration by a qualified professional. SCRAP is good only for refining.
GEMSTONES ARE NOT PROFESSIONALLY GRADED BUT THEIR OVERALL QUALITY IS RATED AS:
CONNOISSEUR/ Award winning stones only used to adorn top designer jewelry and considered crem้ de la crem้.
DESIGNER/ Superior quality precision made stones sometimes encountered in very fine designer jewelry and considered exceptional.
JEWELERS PLUS/ Better quality stones created with care, sometimes encountered in fine jewelry/ jewelry stores and considered high quality
ARTISAN/ Hand created artisan stones usually encountered in handmade jewelry, which may or may not have inherent imperfections but are still considered above commercial, average or typical
JEWELERS QUALITY/ Better than average commercial stones frequently encountered in fine jewelry stores and considered above average
COMMERCIAL PLUS/ Better than average commercial stones frequently encountered in commercially mass produced type jewelry but considered slightly above average or typical
COMMERCIAL/ Commonplace stones frequently encountered in mass produced jewelry found in most department stores and considered average & typical
COMMERCIAL/ECONO/ Very commonplace stones frequently encountered in economy to budget mass produced jewelry found in most department stores and considered slightly below average
ECONOMY/ Acceptable for Discount Department store type low-budget jewelry sometimes found in gold-filled or electroplated jewelry and is considered below average
BUDGET/ Budget store type jewelry often found in gold-filled or electroplated jewelry and is considered well below average
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