Every original piece of jewelry has some kind of indication that showcases its quality. This is a common practice amongst manufacturers to imprint the brand name along with the quantity of gold or silver used while making the jewelry piece.
What Does 10K GF ESPO Mean?
ESPO engraved on a ring is an indication that the particular piece is designed by Joseph Esposito. He is a well-reputed jewelry designer and is known to belong to the family of jewelers.
Because of his exquisite design and many years of experience, along with his family history, his pieces of jewelry are very well recognized in the market.
The term ‘GF’ refers to gold filled and this is integral to know because almost every jewelry piece has this engraved on it with a number such as 10K which tells the owner how much gold out of the 24 carats was used to make the particular piece.
To better understand this, one can assume that there is a ring that has 10K GF engraved on it.
According to the engraving, the ring is made up of 10 carats of gold hence 10 parts of gold. The remaining 14 parts are made up of other metals such as copper etc.
It is imperative to realize that this is done to make the jewelry piece more durable since carving out a jewelry piece out of 24 carats of pure gold is a very difficult thing to do and is seldom done.
This is because 24 carats gold in its pure form is very soft and hence very tough to handle and there are not many people equipped to do it. Since gold is a precious and expensive metal, any 24 carats piece has a very huge price and is extremely valuable.
GF is an acronym that is mostly used to define the fineness of the gold in a particular piece of jewelry, however, there is also the acronym of GE which means the same.
Relatively, if looked at the 10K GF ring or piece of jewelry, it will not be as expensive as the 24-carat one since it has other metals or alloys mixed with it.
However, this is not to say that it will not be valuable.
This information is just to better inform the jewelry buyers of the jewelry piece they are purchasing.
If it has 10K GF ESPO engraved on it, it just means that it is from the jewelry collection of Joseph Esposito and has 10 parts of gold in it while the other 14 parts are made up of other alloys as mentioned above.