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  1. Could it be of European origin done in the "Oriental style"?
  2. This style was popular around 1900-1910.
  3. Great find! Love the enameling on back!
  4. Sorry, that was a bad link in #5. Here is another one:
  5. And this website illustrates the process of decorating traditional metal trays and could presumably be used on smaller items like pin #2. The text is in Russian but the photos help convey a general i...
  6. Could we see the back of brooch #2? If it's lightweight, it could be mother-of-pearl painted over with oil paints and lacquered. This English-language website provides a brief description and exam...
  7. It is a Russian silver filigree bracelet, manufactured during the Soviet time. The first mark is the factory code, 915 should be silver grade, if you're sure it's not 925, then just a bit under sterli...
  8. It sort of reminds me of Swiss enameled pieces but I've never seen one like yours.
  9. If those beautiful "rays of light" in the picture are not painted but instead are the engine-turned metal surface, than it's fair to call the technique "guilloche". The only difference from the tradi...
  10. Thank you!
  11. Thank you.
  12. Thank you all!
  13. Thank you all!
  14. Best of luck in your research - hope you'll solve this mystery. Keep us posted.
  15. Could be silverplated over base metal (white metal or brass).
  16. Hard to tell from photos. The box walls seem too thick to be celluloid; perhaps meerschaum with some kind of iridescent coating? I'm just guessing. Does anyone know if celluloid can be applied to ...
  17. It resembles Hobe filigree jewelry from 1950 but the construction is different.
  18. It seems to be put together from several different pieces that did not start their life together, so your instinct about the clasp is correct.
  19. Thans for correcting, Bluboi; green demantoid garnets was what I meant; naturally, almandine garnets are the wrong color.
  20. It seems to have a mark on the back of the bow, can you get a close up photo? If it turns out to be Russian, those green stones may be almandine garnets, which are much more valuable than peridots.
  21. Maybe this:
  22. It can be used as pendant on a chain or as a charm on a bracelet.
  23. Have them tested for gold/precious metals. You didn't show the back and the pics are too blurry to tell but from what I see, it's worth trying.
  24. I see the Cyrillic font didn't go through, those question marks were supposed to be spelling "Caucasus".
  25. The Caucasus resort towns were popular vacation places at the turn of the 20th century due to climate, air, and mineral springs, and resort visitors would buy souvenirs made in traditional styles to ...
  26. Do I see a Charles Horner in there?
  27. Agram, it's not Russian, but Middle Eastern, most likely; please see a similarly decorated bracelet posted by Peasejean55 a few months ago:
  28. Thanks for the info, kyra!
  29. They wore cufflinks back then?
  30. A very nice costume piece. Note the pointy glass stones - could it be Schreiner?
  31. I'd say definitely not older than 1920-30, maybe even a few decades later but good quality.
  32. Many of your beads are jasper.
  33. I've seen similar bracelets sold at local ethnic shops, made in Afganistan.
  34. Love the image - very modern looking! Those intaglios are most often made of glass, sometimes of gems.
  35. Yes, it's real amber. Nice find.
  36. The style reminds me of Tibetan jewelry.
  37. Early 50s would be my guess.
  38. I think it says Turning Leaf which is a winery /wine brand and this could be a visitor pin or a souvenir.
  39. Lockets with four compartments were not that uncommon in Victorian jewelry and some later styles. To me, this brooch is a mix of so many elements from different periods/styles, that I'd think it a r...
  40. Black ones are not often seen, blue and white beads are more common.
  41. That's because the porcelain is fired again after it's painted, so the paint or glaze stays put.
  42. Valentino is right - it's dyed bone.
  43. Here's one more:
  44. When I looked at your pin, I immediately thought, Lithuania or Latvia, not Scotland, and after a short search found this:
  45. It's probably black enamel, not paint, and the damage to it would hurt the value. I suggest asking at the vintage watch forums about how to open it safely. http://...
  46. You are not showing the back but it looks like a very new necklace, the kind they still sell at department stores in signed boxes or with paper hangtags. Sometimes they are signed on the small tags a...
  47. Definitely not Russian. The enamel colors and paisley shapes are similar but the construction and overall look is not Russian at all. Funny how I never noticed these till antique Russian silver bec...
  48. Your pin is made in the old tradition of Kingfisher feather jewelry but yours does not look older than 50 years (at the most) to me. Still , very pretty colors.
  49. The clasp does not look like the ones usually seen on Tiffany bracelets. And how is that signature plaque attached? It looks a little odd there.
  50. It's a recent piece and probably made in Thailand. Check out some Janice Girardi jewelry and see if the mark looks like yours.
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