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Costume Jewelry1850 of 3169blue and white koi beads on knotted blue silkaren't these beautiful ?
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Posted 2 years ago

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ralph
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we found this jewelry in my mothers house when cleared it out after she past away,is there any thing worth keeping.

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  1. junkcollector junkcollector, 2 years ago
    Every piece of jewelry has value to someone. People collect vintage, themes, styles, and even parts for up-cycling (making new items from old pieces). Based on what I see here, I'd be most curious about the items in the tin (left) and the 'commonwealth' item to the right of the ring. I'd also check for precious metal marks on the heart charms and circular bracelet. Finally, I'd check for any indication that the stones/metals in the ring are precious (keep in mind that resizing a ring often removes valuable marks, so look for more than a lack of marks to determine value - if the stones look too inclusion-free or if there is peeling of the metal ring, be especially suspicious). The metal purse is interesting, but when I priced my grandma's turn-of-the-century painted one, I was disappointed at the monetary value for 'interesting'. Otherwise, unless something here has sentimental value, I personally would be quite comfortable donating these to a thrift shop (unless you have a market place where you can easily sell things for a few dollars (much less than $100) a piece). Again, I can't see maker marks and I'm not analyzing each piece for its history/rarity. This is just a knee-jerk reaction based on my time selling fine/fashion jewelry in a retail setting, my own experience collecting different styles of jewelry, and my own experience trying to sort through the pieces in my grandmas' and great-aunts' estates.
  2. ralph ralph, 2 years ago
    thanks for the info junkcollector.Australian commonwealth military forces badge,3 pendents 2 life 1 kangaroo club manila 1 royal bottle top p1.00 it was 40 pesos to the dollar .1 melted gold nugget after the 1967 bush fire.
  3. ralph ralph, 2 years ago
    and very old photo on glass in case.
  4. ralph ralph, 2 years ago
    i had a large collection of cufflinks but lost them all in the Tasmanian bush fires 1967, i have a small collection now will put them on collectors.
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I think it is all lovely!...:-)

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