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Earrings40 of 50ANTIQUE 8 carat gold MICRO MOSAIC DOVE EARRINGS and brooch/PENDANT SET of 1860/1870, original boxSilver, wedding bead filligree earrings with golden accents
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Posted 2 years ago

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Agram.m
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By chance I came against these earrings. Since they would fit my very beautiful jewels of coral I could acquire them. But I have a few questions about coral and of this earrings. Itself, I think they are made around the last half 19th, early 20th century view of the screw backs. There are some characters in (see photo) a JV or JW and another character might be a hallmark. But whether this gold or vermeil is I do not know.However, not all "" grapes "has exact the same color there is some difference in between.
On the last photos I put all my coral jewelry in combination. But I must admit I'm not a special on coral. How can I see if something really is coral or not? Like your help?

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    mustangtony thanks again you love them.
  2. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    these pieces are coral agram -- which are becoming scarce due to pollution -- the most rare are the noble reds seen in your one pair of earrings -- it is typical to have varying degrees of color as seen in the grapes -- they are from mother nature and she is not a perfectionist nor so anal retentive -- she gives us variety for the beautify we mortals carve to stir the imagination -- coral like gemstones has to be cut and polished -- i agree with your time period -- didn't find any thing for the initials on the american hallmark site for either JV or JW that were of that script -- earring always are tougher to place due to the small area that is allotted for the stamp

    stunning collection agram -- love the hatpin -- would like to see more of that one
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Epson233, thanks a lot for your very interesting comment and loving, as always a great help! I'v placed the blackamoor hatpin and fitting earrings some time ago here on CW. There you can find other more clear fotos and description!
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    BELLIN68, thanks for your interest and loving.
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    MiKKoChristmas11 thanks for loving.
  6. davyd286, 2 years ago
    All your coral pieces look to be natural coral, but nowadays, buyers should be careful - there is a lot of reconstituted coral beads on the market, made of coral dust mixed with resin, looks genuine but is actually mass produced and cheap.
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    clockerman thank you too for loving.
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Davyd286 thanks for your information I' m aware of these facts!
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Newtimes, thanks again for loving!
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Stefdesign thanks for loving
  11. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    Agram.m, I love your pieces! Your grape earrings are stunning.
    I have some coral myself, two necklaces and some earrings, but I too find it hard to see if something is real or not.
    I have never put it to the test because I'm afraid I could damage the jewelry, but coral is composed of calcium carbonate, so it will bubble when you touch it with acid.
    Coral is also porous so there will be some "imperfections" in the
    coral beads. Coral is also softer than glass and other gem materials
    with a hardness of only 3,5 on Mohs scale (diamond being 10).
  12. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Newtimes, thanks again for your valuable information. You are right concerning imperfections in the coral. Under a mangnifier I can see in a few coral beads what looks some very tiny holes. i suppose you means something like this. of course thanks for your loving. the only thing I must investigate if the earring leaves and screw backs are of vermeil or some gold carat.
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Woman34 thanks for loving.
  14. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Plaintosee thanks for loving.
  15. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Honeysucklegarden thank you very much for loving
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Amandabuns thanks for your interest and loving
  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Valentino97 thanks a lot for loving
  18. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Woman34, thanks again for your interest in my jewelry pieces and loving!

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