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Vintage Bakelite Bead Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sarah Coventry Earrings - Unusual Stone - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Arts & Crafts Germany Sterling Silver Onyx or Chrysoprase Ring - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
A Massive Modernist Sterling Silver and Amber Pin - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Large Rose Gold Plated Sword & Shield Brooch with rhinestones c.1940s Retro - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Antique Three Horseshoe-Shaped Amethyst Glass Stone Pin, probably Czech - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Antique Arts & Crafts Style Sterling Silver & Blue Stone Brooch Germany - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Large Florenza Givre Glass & Enamel Maltese Cross Pendant Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Mexican? Sterling Silver Amber Mosaic Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Black Carved Bakelite Brooch and Bracelet With Rhinestones c.1930s French? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. You both are so nice and polite, it warms my heart
  2. That is one of newer faceting styles called concave cut / millenium cut, it's popular for CZ.
  3. No worries, I knew you meant it as a compliment to val.
  4. Made between 1944 and 1968.
  5. These are Italian for sure.
  6. lentilka, I hope that was not meant to sound sarcastic? (that word order)
  7. You are welcome. You will also be able to delete the "extra" post after editing (another button in the left margin).
  8. OGF, the name of the stone is in the title.
  9. Yes, Kyra, still the construction is quite different between all those and the signed pieces, in particular, the way the bezel looks from the underside (width/depth), how it connects to the shank and ...
  10. Lovely hue!
  11. Thanks for sharing!
  12. Flapper or not, it looks well made and the design is consistent with the Art Deco style. The plastic would need to be looked at closely to determine whether it's a period piece. And are those four s...
  13. Nice design!
  14. Interesting piece! You know, you can add photos to your original post by logging in, opening your post and clicking on Edit Post in the left margin.
  15. Looks great!
  16. 835 and 925 show the silver content in the metal per 1000. Nothing below 925 per 1000 can be technically called "sterling silver". There are also 800, 830, 900, 950 etc. Traditionally, in different ...
  17. Very nice!
  18. A nice score! Most of those are silver gilt, like you said.
  19. It's a Russian brooch, not antique but beautiful.
  20. Kyra, compare both rings with the group of carnelian and jade rings you posted a while ago. I can't claim extensive knowledge of Instone and Shipton & Co work but the signed and verified pieces from ...
  21. Ah, I see, I didn't realize there were two postings. Now we have the updated info on both! Best regards.
  22. Very likely made in Czechoslovakia in the 60s-70s.
  23. This pair looks great on you!
  24. Agram, I was looking at micromosaics at the ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen (online) and thought I saw some similarities between their bracelet and your brooch. It still needs to be confirmed with the...
  25. It dates from around 1955-1960.
  26. The set although not rare, certainly has some value, and it should stay together.
  27. Glad I could help.
  28. Reminds me of Joseff of Hollywood pieces. But I'm not sure this piece has started its life looking like this - I think it has been remade, could we see the back, please?
  29. It's not gold; and like others have said, it must open - jewelers would have a special tool for opening such watches. What a neat idea - to put a picture inside; when you get it open, you may want to...
  30. The silver beads are gorgeous!
  31. Antique enamel is extremely hard to restore, it wouldn't be worth it. On more recent pieces, however, if it's cold painted enamel (i.e. not glass powder fired in a kiln but perhaps something from a b...
  32. It may have been almost new when you bought it. This primitive handmade style was popular at one time and many things were mass produced in various metals. I think it would be hard to pinpoint a spec...
  33. It does look Chinese or it may be Tibetan. There is a local ethnic crafts shop that sells similar style Tibetan bracelets, they are massive and beautiful even though most of what I've seen have much ...
  34. I wouldn't be able to resist it, either.
  35. Love the paste!
  36. To clarify, note the underside of the rings.
  37. Just want to point out the striking difference in design and craftsmanship between your ring and the carnelian one on Ruby Lane and hope that'll stir some more discussion.
  38. The pin is original to the brooch and unlike the rest of the piece, it's not silver, that's why it's not tarnished.
  39. Very nice work. Do I see some tiny marks between the tube hinge and the edge in pic 3?
  40. Wouldn't a vintage English brooch have a different set of marks?
  41. These are not very old and probably made in Thailand. The number 5 (or more likely, a partial 9) is what's left of 925 mark.
  42. It looks all original to me. Take a close look at the direction of the "grain" on the beads - could be tinted ivory or at least "ivorine" or "French ivory" - related to Bakelite.
  43. Not baseball - wrong pants.
  44. Look forward to seeing the earrings and hearing about your time at RLM.
  45. The clasp does not look broken to me, at least in the current pics. That hook is supposed to catch in between rhinestones on the opposite end which makes the length adjustable.
  46. Interesting pin, looks to be from 1970s-80s. I wonder what it's supposed to depict - a power walker?
  47. How do they open: threaded pin on the end or they just slide on/off?
  48. Tassie is right, that iridescence is from grinding/polishing down the surface of the shell until mother-of-pearl starts showing through.
  49. Yes, val, but one can't tell which is more brittle till it's broken, right?
  50. Very pretty! May it's just the way the pics make the stones look but I'm seeing garnets, not rubies.
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