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Posted 1 year ago

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ApatheticX…
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Here is the story behind this bracelet......I was recently given a bag of jewelry form my mother's friend that was needless to say, 99%junk EXCEPT low and behold, 9 of the most beautiful pieces of Dragon's Breath I have personally laid my eyes upon. I did not enhance the color of the photos, that is really what these stones look like!I have scoured the internet trying to find these stones in a rectangular shape and in a gold setting but to no avail. What are the chances of these being in a huge bag of junk? The links were all separate and I am uncertain of the metal in the links but when I took it to an antique dealer friend of mine, she said they looked like real gold! I did clean it well because the links were filthy. When I was finished, I connected all the links using gold filled jump rings and added a vintage gold filled clasp. I would love to know the value of something like this. My friend who is a dealer told me at least $350-400 and if it is in fact gold, obviously much more......I welcome any feedback or info if anyone else has any info regarding these amazing stones

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  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 1 year ago
    Oh my!! I really Love everything about them. Thank you for sharing!
    I am not an expert but someone might be able to help you. We share our finds here we are a great groups Good Friends Collector Here and I welcome you here.
    Do not hesitate to share your collection we would love to see them.
    p.s. Someone junk is someones Treasure :)
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    This is indeed valuable and in great shape. I would say your friend is correct in what they said. We on CW cannot price out pieces here and its against the rules. I have sold a bracelet like this and know all about DB. They are a form of art Glass in the Deco Era. Good find!!! Welcome to CW!
  3. ApatheticXHeart ApatheticXHeart, 1 year ago
    Thank you to Moonstonelover21 and bratjdd for the Welcome to CW! Moonstonelover21, The bracelet you posted a link to is the ONLY other one I have seen with the rectangular shaped Dragons Breath stones!!! Have you ever seen any like mine set in gold? I have yet to find anything.....Also, thank you for the head's up on the rules. I wasn't sure. I will be posting more things here today. Thank you again!
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    I had personally owned one that I sold on eBay a couple of years ago and it went for a good amount. They r not common and usually melted down for scrap. The site I took you to was my own site that I sell for a high end jewelry store. About 1/4 are mine. I have been in the business for a few years. It's my passion and love.
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Just to let you know that IF your bracelet is gold and not gold filled it was not a good idea to put gold filled links in. If you we're to sell the bracelet it would under value the bracelet a lot. And the links r not saudered. I work with one of the best antique jewelry restorers in the nation. And I was slapped on the wrist for doing exactly what I did :0. I hope this helps
  6. ApatheticXHeart ApatheticXHeart, 1 year ago
    Moonstonelover21,
    I am definitely aware of the notion that one should not mix gold with gold filled. The only reason I did so this time was a more of a personal choice because I wanted to see what the links looked like as a bracelet. If I wanted to ever sell it, I know I would need to take it to a jeweler. The thing is, if it is gold, unfortunately I would most likely NOT be able to afford to spend the money it would cost to make it a sellable piece. So, I will just enjoy what I have and continue to wear these stunning links as they are. Oh and I am making a pair of earrings from the remaining 2 that have links and would eventually like to have the one with no setting, made into a ring.....
  7. otiamaria otiamaria, 1 year ago
    I have no info, just a huge "holy cr*p that is gorgeous!"
    Really, WOW! I love it! I never heard of Dragon's Breath before today, and now I'm amped to learn more about it. Truly an awesome piece, whether set in gold or not!
  8. Farmgirl57 Farmgirl57, 7 months ago
    That is just beautiful! I have a friend that just posted a pic to my FB after we were discussing my necklace, the Dragon's Breath only more orange/copper colored stones. She posted a picture to me of a bracelet she has, only in not as near a good of shape as this one is, BUT, it is the same bracelet!! I told her to join and find your name & see your picture! :-)

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