What does the marking 14k mean on a ring?
It means the ring is made out of 14 karat gold.
The ring may be worth something to somebody, but it holds no gold value. the "10-14K" marking means 10K to 14K gold. The "HGE" marking mean "Heavy Gold Electroplate". So, altogether, the entire marking means the ring is plated with an alloy that is at least 10K, but no more than 14K, gold. Visit the link below to learn more about gold markings and silver markings.
I have a large gold ring (48 grams ) with marks of 14K and M.C.G. I can't identify what marking M.C.G. means on my ring. Does these marks on my ring mean its real gold !? Am I to understand, the stamp 14K (585) means - 58.5%, or 14 karat gold. M.C.G. - hallmarked in US or Europe ? Can you possibly identify this? Thank you.
Do you mean Plate? or "Plat" If the ring is marked 14k plate, it's plated. If the ring is marked 14k plat- it's likely that the ring is bi-metal mixed with gold and platinum, commonly it will have white metal around any stones.. If there are no stones possibly a white accent on certain parts of the ring. Now, if the ring really says "Plai" - It could be the makers name, not sure!