Is ’14K A P’ Jewelry Marking Real or Fake Gold?

Question

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Answer 1

This particular necklace has passed the gold tests. Thus, we can be certain that the item is genuine. A further lookup on this marking has revealed the origin of this manufacture as Native American, and we have included additional gold marking artist in the list below:
 

 

Symbol Artist's Name
AB Alex Begay
AHASTEEN Julius Ahasteen
AJ Al Joe
AJ Alvin Joe
AL Althea Latome
Al Yazzie Al Yazzie
AV Alvin Vandever
AM Angeline Miller
AC Anita Castillo
AP Arthur Platero
A or what looks like 2 crowns side by side in a crescent shape Annie Chappo
AY Arthur Yazzie
BB Bernard Barton
BB Benjamin Becenti
BH Barbara Hemstreet
BJ Barbara Johnson
BB Ben Begaye or Bernice Begaye
BE Ben Etsitty
BR or Claw Symbol Bennie Ration
BBF Berna Francsico
BJ Bessie Jake
BL Joyce Francisco
BL Bill Francisco
BW Balinda Woody
PZ Bobby Piaso, Sr.
BR Brian Francisco
BF Burt/Kathy Francisco
Chee Mark Chee (Prolific Navajo Artist)
CF Consuelo L. Francisco
C.B. Corline Baca
C.B. Curtis Benavidez
DT Delores Toledo
E. BECENTI Eugene Becenti
EB Edison Begay
EB Emma Bighand
EB Edith Barney
E. Begay Elsie Begay
EG Elizabeth Guerro
E. Yazzie Evelyn Yazzie
FA Floyd Arviso
F.A. Fred Adakai
FB Fred Baca
FR Freddie Ramone
FC or F. Charley Freddy Charley
FC Fredrick Chavez
GB Garrison Boyd
GC Geneva Chavez
GG Gertie Ganadonegro
GGJ Gary Johnson
GW Genieve Werito
GY Geraldine Yazzie
HB Harold Becenti
HL Helen Francisco
HG Henry Ganadonegro
HM Henry Mariano
HP Herbert Pino
IP Irene Platero
LD Lawrence Delgarito
L Jeff Largo
LTB Loren Thomas Begay
MA Myra Albert
JD Jeremy Delgarito
JDE Jones Delgarito
J. Nelson John Nelson
JN Johnathan Nez
JJ Johnny Johnson
JG Johnson Gluerro
JP Juan Pino
KA Kirk Arviso
KF Kathy Francisco
E Kenneth Etsitty
KN Kirby Nez
L. Ganado Rose Ganadonergo
LP Lena Platero
LN Leonard Nez
LS Lorenzo Secatero
L.U.  LaRose Ganadonergo
MP Margaret Platero
MR w/Bear Symbol Merie Ramone
M. Cheatham with a broken arrow on top Michael Anthony Cheatham, Echota Cherokee
NC Nila Cook
Orville Tsinnie, Shiprock N.M. Orville Tsinnie
PP Peter Padilla
P Sanchez Phillip Sanchez
RA Rita Abeita
RG or RAMONA Ramona Guerro
RIG Reda Guerro
RF Rosalina Francisco
RD Rose Draper
RL Robert Livingston
RJ Rosita Jake
Ray T., RT, Ray Tracey Ray Tracey
JS Sampson Jake
S.B.  Shirley Baca
SB Sheila Becenti
SJ Selina Jake
SW Sampson Werito
TA Tom Anderson
T. Bahe Tom Bahe
TC (what looks like a crescent moon instead of a full C) Ted Castillo, Navajo
T.M.P. Theresa Apachito
T.J.V. Thomas Valencia
TG Timothy Guerro
TG Tony Garcia
TWO DOGS Two Dogs
VA Virgil Arragos
VB Vivian Barbonz
VB Vernon Begay
VBZ Virgil Bzgay
V.C. Victor Chavez
VE Victoria Eriacho
Verdy Jake, VJ or V. Jake Verdy Jake
VT Vera Tsosie
WA William Anderson
A mushroom stamp Royce Carter

 

Source: IndianVillage

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