Stamps denote the manufacturer’s identity, and hallmarks refer to the purity of the metal in a piece of jewelry.
LIND stands for Lindberg Corporation, a company in the metal casting business. If you see a stamp LIND on a ring it refers to the initials of the manufacturer’s name.
In simple words, LIND on a ring means Lindberg Corporation- the name of the brand that manufactures the rings.
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What does 14kt HGE LIND mean on a ring?
HGE stands for heavy gold electroplating, where the metal is plated in gold. The stamp LIND refers to the initials of a costume jewelry manufacturer, and 14kt represents purity.
When we witness markings on a ring that indicates 14kt HGE, it depicts that the gold is not pure or solid gold but is a covering for some other metal, and the ring contains 14 karat gold in heavy gold electroplate.
The thickness of gold electroplate is usually ten-millionth parts of an inch. This type of jewelry looks tarnished once the base metal is exposed as its layer wears off easily over time.
What is it worth?
The worth of a ring with a stamp 14KT HGE LIND is not as worthwhile as that of a 14k ring. The reason is that it tarnishes easily, and most pawn shops don’t take HGE jewelry whereas a thrift shop or costume jewelry dealer would give you next to nothing for it.
As far as I know, you can expect between $10-20 Australian dollars or US dollars $7-15 if you sell it online, or you may get $20-$25 if you sell it yourself.
LIND refers to the manufacturer of LINDBERG CORPORATION. The stamp 14kt HGE on a ring means that the manufacturer made 14kt heavy gold electroplated ring. Its worth is less than solid 14k gold as it wears off easily.