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Posted 1 year ago

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BHock45
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Hello everyone, hope everyone is having a great day! Wanted to get these posts in at prime time. Anyway, my grandmother is still living she is 83. She is a wonderful woman, my best bud. Anyway, she was showing some of her jewelry to me and decided that I should post it for her on CW. She doesn't quite remember what some of it is, or how she got it, but for the most part she does.

This, I believe she told me is English crystal? (Forgive my ignorance here, I am trying to learn :)) I tried to get some good photos, but they didn't turn out quite as nice as I hoped. These could use a cleaning but still shimmer nicely.

I think she told me her mom, my great-grandmother, gave these to her, but i am not sure. Maybe it was her aunt, or maybe she just bought them. But the box reads:

"S.G. MATTHAMS
Watchmaker & Jeweller
190. London Road, Sth
Lowestoft
TEL: ------1425"

I didn't take a picture of the box, I believe it to be original. If anyone could help us, we would be grateful. Thanks!!!

Mystery Solved

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Rock crystal is colorless and the most common variant of the mineral quartz (silicon dioxide, SiO2) The name "quartz" comes from the Greek word "Krustallos" which means ice. It was believed that rock crystal by the gods shaped ice.
    Rock crystal is in many places in the world to find but of special importance are occurrences in the Alps. Rhinestones are found in Switzerland (eg Urim where a crystal of 135 kg has been found in the area of the St. Gotthard and the Grimsel), in Austria (in 1965 at the Grossglockner in a cavity of a crystal of nearly 1000 kg found ). Rhinestones are also found in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and France.
    Daniel Swarovski discovered a new way to e flawless crystals sharpening. These so-called Swarovski crystals Swarovski developed in 1956 in collaboration with fashion house Dior Aurora Boralis crystal. They were inspired by the Northern Lights. Aurora Boralis, also abbreviated ab, is an oily sheen on the Swarovski crystals. Your grandmother's jewelry are made of Aurora Boralis and not in England, but from somewhere probably Europe and sold by the jeweler whoch jewelry box comes from .
  2. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    hmmmm...thanks agram.m! Interesting history. So they are like....fake...fake crystals?
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    No not fake but crystals with an oily sheen which is reponsible for the various colours in light.
  4. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    oh I see I see, thanks agram.m. I am happy I can tell my grandmother exactly what she has now. She has some other jewelry I look forward to posting for her including a set of pearls, but we are having trouble picking out the real set from some fakes.

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