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Scandinavian silver and aventurine pendant  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Edwardian silver and paste flower pendant/brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Tortoise colored bakelite necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Micro mosaic bracelet and matching ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Egyptian revival silver earring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Victorian silver stork brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Clear glass art deco flapper necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Cherry red bakelite necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sterling silver and MOP Poland bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Bakelite and brass Jean Painlevé seahorse pendant - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. Thank you for loving my pendant and for your comments everyone! :-)
  2. Hello Kyratango, thank you vey much for your reply! I m very good and my family is doing great, but its very busy at the moment and thats why I cant spend much time lately on collecting jewelry/lookin...
  3. Hey Val, thanks for your comment! I miss this place and I will come back, but didn t have any spare time this year. Hope next year will be better. Have some new treasures to share with you all. Mr mit...
  4. Thank you all for the love! I m a bakelite-aholic :-) luckily its not unhealthy
  5. Ohhh these are yummy! I have a very dark green bakelite bangle...almost looks black, but without any swirls. Bakelite looks a bit dull and plain without swirls, dont you think? The color changes in a...
  6. Love it! One can never have enough horseshoes, they bring good luck :-)
  7. To die for!
  8. Look at my brooch I posted earlier: it has the same back as yours
  9. the deep red necklace in the first pic could be bakelite. Go and do some search on it. Plenty of info on bakelite was written here on Cw. Maybe the firsr yellow one could also be bakelite, but you c...
  10. Have the same one as yourse. Mine is silver. It lost its marble so I replaced mine with another. Its a nice pendant for a girl.
  11. I have a brooch with a similar back...looks metal-y...not sure f I posted it earlier, so I ll look to post it. Could help determine what material its made of
  12. Hello Efesgirl, thanks for the cmment! Its definatly silver, just got a funny shine on the pictures. Will turn it into a pendant! im very bad with stamps so always hoping someone here is better at re...
  13. Lovely find! Big bold and beautiful!
  14. The stamp is from societé ceramique maastricht. This is a very old design, indeed also made by Sphinx and Boch. The Sphinx design was called Plata, but these didn t have the branches on the back and d...
  15. Nice find Efesgirl. I have some similar ones, and I posted a purple one some time ago here on CW.
  16. efesgirl, that makes two of us ;-) Thx for the love everyone!
  17. Love these modernist-style pendant. Great find!
  18. Love it! I have a set small brooch, small pendant and bracelet...I always snatch up these Hannu Ikonen pieces when I find them...pendants are hard to wear though: it always gEts stuck in my hair :-)
  19. Ohhh crescent moon and micro mosaic...deadly combination...must have! :-) very nice brooch Marga
  20. Those earrings...georgeous!
  21. Oh the face is geogeous! Like the other one also
  22. Why am I the only one thinking this could be some sort of (sponge?) coral? Could be colored...its a nice necklace, but I think I have seen them here in Belgium beiing sold on some flea markets...usual...
  23. Oh what a nice piece!
  24. Valentino, its nice to know it can be bleached, but I agree, is it wort the effort...just like humans some elephants have more yellow teeth than others ( all you americans seem to have perfect white s...
  25. Davyd286 you are right, but I thought it looked pretty enough 'as is' :-) Thanks everyone for the love!
  26. Hello Agram, thanks for the love and for your comments! I missed you and this site a lot. We have been buzzy the past few months and we still are right now! It never stops I guess...But dont worry, th...
  27. Celiene, thanks for your comment! And a big hank you to TassieDevil, racer4four, vetraio50 for loving it. Still not sure about this ones age though...that copper wire could be brand new in my eyes...
  28. Hello katherinescollections, thanks for getting this one out of the dust :-) I do think your bow brooch has similaritis to mine, but mine is much more simple in form, might be from the same era (I gue...
  29. This is the link of the necklace :-) xxx
  30. Hello Celiene, thanks for your help! Did you ever try to bleach ivory yourself?
  31. Oh my! Such a nice collection and what a great eye for these things you have!
  32. Oh what a beauty! Looks bengel to me.
  33. Not sure if its exactly the same, but I posted a scarab necklace here on Cw a hile ago...scarabs look a great deal like yours. The setting of my necklace is brass and not silver though
  34. Thank you very much Belgium, tomorrow london or vienna...yesterday paris...what can I say? Hope it stops one day
  35. Kyratango, you nailed it! Thanks for solving my mystery :-) the display is just an old eggcup, filled wih a green headband from one of my daughters ;-)
  36. Ow this is the link to the sumilar thimble (similar to the one on the third and fourth pic))
  37. Thank you all for the love and shareurpassion, thanks for the valuable comment. I looked a bit on internet, and I found a very similar thimble to my art nouveau-ish one. Some prices are nuts! No inter...
  38. They are definately ivory. Nice catch
  39. Thanks for the info. I love milk glass! In fact, I love all glass beads ;-)
  40. These are nice, I also have some from my grandmother and mother and they are very dear to me :-)
  41. I dont wanna fight either...its simply not worth it to get angry for me...some people on flea markets are really rude! on top of that, I m always with baby or/and children so I let the collectors pass...
  42. Rucklczglass roflol! I m not like this usually...maybe I got bitten by a bug ;-)
  43. Oh I posted a morrocon bracelet with the same closure some years ago. maybe this helps
  44. Omg kyra, you re so lucky, you can go shopping with efesgirl (and nobody would find anything interesting after you two pass). Great spider, I love your bugs! (Awww that sounds bad, doesn t it?). ;-)
  45. Val thanks for looking it up...learned something new thx to you. :-)
  46. Omg reminds me of stephen kings christine ;-)
  47. Hello Val, thanks for the info. I think its some kind of laquer, melamine...whatever, its cool ;-)
  48. Did they really apply bakelite onto wood? Didn t know this...does it really test as bakelite?
  49. Thanks everyone for the love and special thank you to efesgirl, valentino, agram and kyratango for the valuable comments!
  50. Oh I spend yesterday most part of the afternoon applying several layers...till my bottle was finished ;-) it works great! Bracelet looks so much better than it was when I bought it
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Meyle & Mayer sterling enamel pansy pin.