I have some sterling earrings that have a sticker on the back that has a triangle with VHC inside. I have seen this mark stamped in other sterling pieces. What is this symbol.? Is it an artist signature or something else?
trademark image search database
Total documents in the Image Library are: 145501. (This page: 1401 ~ 1500) roughly 146 pages with 100 triangle shaped registered trademarks
judging from the styles of jewelry found with this hallmark I get the feeling it is some sort of wholesaler
have seen many sellers call it Zuni artist, Vidal Chavez but I cannot verify that in Hougarts book
found this: Artisan Sterling Earrings B Hallmark VHC Sterling Label - Etsy
“The VHC label was used by Peter Van Horn Trading Jewelry Mart in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company specialized in artisan Native American jewelry.”