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Blog: Rose / Pink Gold

Date: 19 January 2019

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I make additions and corrections to this web site frequently, but because they are buried somewhere on one of the pages the changes are not very noticeable. I decided to create this blog to highlight new material. Here below you will find part of one of the pages that is either completely new or I have recently changed or added to significantly.

This section is from my page about my handmade sterling silver and carat gold buckles. These are authentic replicas of buckles made in sterling silver and gold during the Great War (1914-18). They are handmade by me in an old hay loft in Cheshire, England, and hallmarked at the London Assay Office at Goldsmiths' Hall, exactly as the originals were over one hundred years ago. If you have a trench watch from the Great War with a gold or silver case, these buckles are the perfect finishing touch to one of my replica straps.

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me via my Contact Me page.


Rose or Pink Gold


Rose / Pink and Yellow Gold: click image to enlarge

I can now supply my Type GW gold buckles in 9 carat rose or pink gold.

The image here shows several of my standard Type GW 9 carat yellow gold buckles and a T-bar fitting for a leather Albert fob in 9 carat yellow gold. The buckle in the left foreground is in 9 carat rose or pink gold - it's just a single colour but seems to be referred to interchangeably as either rose gold or pink gold.

Please bear in mind that most computer monitors cannot reproduce colour with 100% fidelity, so the actual yellow or rose / pink colour can be slightly different in reality.

At the moment, rose / pink 9 carat gold is not a stock colour. Items in 9 carat rose / pink can be made to order, but hallmarking presents a logistical problem. The items in the image are all hallmarked, they have just returned from the London Assay Office where they were tested for fineness and hallmarked. This involves insured postage in both directions, and the assay office has a fixed minimum charge, so hallmarking just a single item works out expensive.

If you are interested in having a strap with a rose / pink gold buckle made, please get in touch to discuss.


If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me via my Contact Me page. Back to the top of the page.

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