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Arts & Crafts Germany Sterling Silver Onyx or Chrysoprase Ring - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
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Large Rose Gold Plated Sword & Shield Brooch with rhinestones c.1940s Retro - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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Ancient Bronze Ring - What was its purpose? Money?  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. ALP stands for Alpaca.
  2. Agree with kyra, your necklace started its life as a watch chain with a decorative seal fob. Take a look at some similar ones:
  3. Just to be fair, Emme never said the pin was Victorian (unless I missed the original post and it was edited later). She reported a collector had said the image was that OF Queen Victoria.
  4. What a treat! Thank you for posting!
  5. He did great! Hope he got a nice reward ;)
  6. This ring is on the higher end of costume jewelry market; it's well made. The glass "stone" should feel cold. Panetta made rings with a similar construction; you may want to look into their work.
  7. If you didn't say they were heavy, I would swear they were shells, not stones. Hope you find out what they are and keep us posted!
  8. This brooch is Russian, and Russian signatures often include only part of the name ending with a decorative "squiggle". Many are impossible to read and/or identify unless they can be compared to a li...
  9. As a final suggestion, I think it could be made from precious metal clay (easy to work with like polymer clay, and during firing the binding medium burns and we're left with sculpted metal). I persona...
  10. A well designed piece of Italian costume jewelry from 1960s, great find!
  11. Could you try and post better photos (in focus and closeup)? Dating them would be only a guess at this point.
  12. Once you manage to post a clear photo of the mark, we'll be able to find out for sure.
  13. On your Konjure website there's a mention of a reproduction ring existing as early as 1910 or 1920, and it would be logical to assume there were multiples made as souvenirs over the years. It would pr...
  14. This is a very cool fantasy ring! The construction and design lead me to think it's fairly recent and made by someone with a great imagination. Italy as the country of origin is certainly a possibil...
  15. I think I see air bubbles inside the beads, so my guess would be glass.
  16. What are those thin lines across the middle of the beads?
  17. I agree - a pretty costume brooch dating from around 1940s.
  18. Early resin from 1920s-30s can get cracked from age and would resemble old leather, I would second the opinions voiced before and suggest you look into it some more.
  19. Love it! It's a vintage Russian costume brooch from around 1970. It is stamped with the factory logo, a stamp for 1st quality (meaning not seconds) and the price (which used to be regulated and coul...
  20. I've seen those several times before but can't remember if they were marked. They are from the late 60s or even 70s and come in several colors and configurations (I remember seeing pink, white, and m...
  21. I'm with Val on it being Italian.
  22. It looks to be from early 20th century. In that case if the pearls turn out to be natural, not cultured, you'd really have a great score.
  23. It's done in the style of Czech jewelry from the first part of the 20th century. It could very well be period but I'm hesitant to date it by photos since all of a sudden there has been so many pieces...
  24. A great "upstyling"job!
  25. BTW, you may want to look into the marks of Baltic countries, too.
  26. It could indeed be a Russian or Polish ring, once you manage to take a clear photo of the mark we should be able to find out.
  27. A very clever design and looks well made. And the ball is a nice touch. Can't see the back very well but can't help wondering if it's Scandinavian and the hook has replaced a broken clasp.
  28. A very pretty ring but not as old as you think. It would be helpful to see a photo of the setting from the back and a closeup of the marks.
  29. Your pendant was most likely made in Russia, this kind of filigree is a traditional craft and very popular, they still make a lot of it. It's rare to find it in silver - German silver is the preferre...
  30. In that case, you have another skill to learn and new projects to look forward to.
  31. The bouquet brooch looks like it does have a signature tag on back (on the back view, it's a bit up and to the right of the clasp) but it may be too worn out to read.
  32. Erin, thank you for contributing the info. It's very helpful.
  33. It's an orchid.
  34. It has taken only one hour?! Amazing, and a great result.
  35. Dude, you took a metalsmithing class, it must have included soldering, right?
  36. It looks great the way it is but if you hate the rivets, how about covering them with little upholstery tacks/nailheads (they come in many finishes including copper, I believe) or small turquoise cabo...
  37. West Germany came into being in 1945, so that should help with dating.
  38. It may be celluloid but could also be a different plastic - can't tell from the photos, sorry.
  39. The pic of the back was not helpful, unfortunately, too far away and out of focus. My best guess for now would be a carved celluloid brooch, circa 1940s -60s. Early celluloid is lightweight and look...
  40. My guess would be 1980s. A striking design!
  41. Maybe Portugal? Or another country in the South of Europe? It just has that look imho. You may want to do a visual search of similar-looking ethnic costumes or head dresses, and then images of popu...
  42. I remember seeing a mention of Kali as an Irish maker a few years ago, sorry can't provide more details. There's one Kali Ma Designs company in the UK but their mark is KM, not Kali, as far as I know...
  43. The inserts you call enamel look like real turquoise. Lovely design.
  44. W.T. Johnson is a Navajo silversmith. Researching his work may provide details on the type of turquoise. The patina/oxidation on silver gives it character and many collectors are strongly against hav...
  45. The two-stone design may look a bit strange to us now but there was a time early in the 20th century when it was rather popular. Love the name "bug-eye"!
  46. This bracelet was not designed to carry charms - just that one padlock. It's often called a curb link chain bracelet.
  47. Well done, Sunnybrook!
  48. Great texture on this copper! I bet your mom loves it.
  49. kyra, would someone have had to remove all the stones for plating?
  50. The type of rhinestones used and the layered construction with "wavy" cups on backs of the central component indicate it could be a Weiss piece imho.
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