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Has anyone ever seen a DeMario signed in lower case?

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Posted 3 years ago

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KerryD
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I bought this necklace as a DeMario, but it really doesn't look like one, unless it was made very very late. But this signature does look like DeMario, except I can't find another example of one all in lower case as this one is. Can someone please help?

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  1. KerryD, 3 years ago
    Thank you. I've looked all over the internet--Illusion jewels doesn't have one in lower case, and I couldn't find one anywhere else. Illusion jewels may not have every single hallmark OR it doesn't say demario. Does it look like demario to you? I googled to see if there were jewelry companies close to that name and couldn't find any. The trouble is it doesn't look too much like a DeMario piece--it's a thin choker with rhinestones, no centerpiece.
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    demana ?
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    It looks like demaria to me. If that is correct then it is Italian made costume jewelery from around 1960's.
  4. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    http://www.thefind.com/query.php?query=demana%20jewelry
  5. KerryD, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much, everyone! I believe you are absolutely right, fhrjr2, that it is demaria! Would you have any idea of what a necklace in good condition might be worth? I can only find one piece--a beaded bracelet on the internet.
  6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    I have been in a position where I am researching a bunch of old jewelery the last few weeks and recalled seeing the demaria name. Yesterday I believe I included the term Italian or Vintage Italian in my search string to find the right items. None were terribly high priced. As I recall it ranged from a low of around $8.50 to a high of $30. Those were asking prices on the sites where items were posted. You might also try putting a space between the e and the m. de maria in a search string. I hadn't tried that but it might get results. Good Luck.
  7. KerryD, 3 years ago
    Really appreciate your help, fhrjr2!

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