It says 9 CT on the back. I'm no jeweler, but I read that as carat. Could be a hint that it is not period if they wouldn't have used that measurement.
06-16-2014 12:41 AM
It's not impossible, but the only way to really prove a German/Nazi connection would really be if it were made in Germany during a time when the swastika symbol was associated primarily with Hitler, or if there were some other evidence to suggest it (magazine ads, photographs, etc). The swastika was exceedingly popular in the 1920s in England and the U.S., which I think might be due to the art deco movement.
What I meant is, in America, the more common abbreviation is 'k' for karat. I've never seen anything here marked with 'ct,' which I believe is more common in England.
Just offhand, I would assume that such jewelry was even produced in the US, France, Belgium, etc as well, prior to the war's commencement. Business is business.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
One thing we can know for sure, is that the Nazi's ruined a once positive and beloved symbol. The pendant, if nothing else, represents that.
It's a very nice pendant either way, and great for free. 9k gold is worth $15 per gram as scrap, but this is worth more than that as collectible jewelry. It could sell for more than the Iron Cross, potentially.
my mother wore one prewar,and she was 1/2 jewiss.