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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 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. The pin needs to be turned a few degrees so that the little stems peek out in between the leaves. They are now covered by the left leaf on your 2nd photo.
  2. Very pretty!
  3. It may have been an eyeglass holder, like Efesgirl says. Or it could be a collar holder, with rhinestone pieces going through loops or buttonholes at either side of the neck of a chiffon cape over a ...
  4. Your photos are too blurry to see the detail, sorry. Repost it when you can take better pictures and someone should be able to help. From what I can see it does not look antique or vintage.
  5. I would date it from 1950s or 60s.
  6. A little wash won't hurt it. The metal could be bronze but it's likely brass. The flowers are elk teeth. The brooch was made someplace in Austria or the neighborhood at the beginning of the 20th cen...
  7. These date between 1918-1939, and Austro-Hungarian style makes perfect sense, considering the country used to be part of the empire.
  8. If it's silver, then a very low content, around 50%, or a different alloy altogether. The number is too small for them to be prayer beads, perhaps an adornment?
  9. Don't worry about thanks, we know our comments are appreciated. The only thing that bugs me is when people don't acknowledge the provided info or an answer to their mystery, but I don't usually expec...
  10. You never know! Which watch bracelets sell "for a pretty penny"? Do you refer to a certain design/model? Is it a European thing/trend?
  11. Love the design! Keep us posted.
  12. At that time, pencils were often made to be worn on a chatelaine or a watch chain and therefore, needed to blend in and look like jewelry. This particular pencil may have been sold or given away at th...
  13. "Hanging Sheep", LOL. You're right, Fleece, or more exactly, Golden Fleece is the proper name, with the origin in the Greek mythology, the story of Jason and the Argonauts.
  14. The stone has a very nice fire; with all the matrix showing, it would be called Boulder Opal, I believe. Check out my post with one of those:
  15. The carved items with the gold wire were probably made in Hawaii in 1970s-80s. The small mark usually says 14k, sometimes 585.
  16. From what I can see from one photo, these pieces are not made of precious metals but may be gold- and silver plated; they are costume jewelry from about 1970s. The blue rose may be transfer or hand ...
  17. I've seen the similar "bubble" design on some Kalevala Koru items (Finland, around 1960-70) but an American studio artist is also a possibility. Too bad there is no photo of the back. The design is r...
  18. Thank you, kiwipaul!
  19. I think you're right. Very pretty color combo.
  20. Are you sure those are letters and not month and date (20th)?
  21. The smaller loop directly attached to the earwire is actually a "stop", placed there to prevent the earring from tipping upside down when worn. A wig loop would have been more permanently attached to...
  22. Check this site, they have about four pages of Chinese marks.
  23. It's great to see them all as a group. Now that we've seen yours and Marga's displays (and I remember seeing Val's and a couple other members' too), we could maybe start a thread (or several) and sha...
  24. Yes, the problem of space is an eternal one and it will never go away because we don't want to be cured!
  25. What and amazing play of color! kiwipaul, can you suggest a good way to determine "in the field" i.e. with only a magnifying glass on hand, whether an opal in the piece of jewelry is "whole"vs. a doub...
  26. Filigree jewelry of 917 silver is made in Portugal.
  27. I would date this shell cameo 1920s -1940s.
  28. Lovely!
  29. Not Art Deco: 50s sounds right. More research will be needed to ID the maker; it was a popular design. Look into Weiss to start with but look closely at the weight quality of the stones and the sett...
  30. I see what you say about color change. It must have something to do with the setting, even though it's close back; see it follows the outline of the brace on the back: perhaps a "step-up" under the s...
  31. The bracelet is done in Victorian style and seems well-made and the design is tasteful. Several companies make antique-looking jewelry nowadays, check out "1928" for example; museum gift shops often...
  32. Just want to say we miss you here and keep you in our thoughts.
  33. Understood. That's what I get for missing a few days. Feel free to use the Delete Comment button on my contribution and may I suggest in the future for the benefit of those joining the CW conversati...
  34. ALP stands for Alpaca.
  35. Agree with kyra, your necklace started its life as a watch chain with a decorative seal fob. Take a look at some similar ones:
  36. 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.
  37. What a treat! Thank you for posting!
  38. He did great! Hope he got a nice reward ;)
  39. 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.
  40. 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!
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. A well designed piece of Italian costume jewelry from 1960s, great find!
  44. Could you try and post better photos (in focus and closeup)? Dating them would be only a guess at this point.
  45. Once you manage to post a clear photo of the mark, we'll be able to find out for sure.
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. I think I see air bubbles inside the beads, so my guess would be glass.
  49. What are those thin lines across the middle of the beads?
  50. I agree - a pretty costume brooch dating from around 1940s.
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