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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. Someone scratched the clasp to test for gold.
  2. You didn't say what size it is, but I'm almost certain it is a carved glass button with gold paint highlights from around 1880-1900. They vary in size from 1/3" to about 2". The brooch fitting was p...
  3. A nice find, thanks for sharing!
  4. I lived in Bratislava for a short while, it's a beautiful city! I hope to go back some time.
  5. These are from 2000 or later, a few well known designers make them, museum stores, and no name makers at discount stores, too. Home shopping TV channel is currently offering several designs in a simi...
  6. I can't make out the mark in your photo but the bracelet is in the style of Esha Randel.
  7. Congratulations on solving this mystery!
  8. A great post! Thanks for sharing.
  9. Your ring is probably made in Thailand in the last 10-20 years. It's hard to discern the texture from your photos but the central component could be molded glass or dyed stone.
  10. I'm with kyra on the date - 1960s. The honeycomb style of stone mounting on the underside is pretty distinctive, with some more research you may be able to ID the maker. Research figural 18k pins/bro...
  11. It's authentic Murano glass.
  12. Are the pinched silver mounts actually holding the paste stones or do the stones sit on top?
  13. The combination of pearls and amethyst is lovely! Another project well done! Thanks for sharing.
  14. This style of enameled pendant ball watch was popular around 1890-1915 and experienced a revival about 50 years later. I would date yours around 1950s- 1960s. It's beautiful and functional.
  15. I'm seeing a bust profile (looking right) of a bearded man wearing a crown instead of a leopard.
  16. Bonnie, Svarowski sells their crystals to other jewelry makers, so it's fine for them to say the stones are Svarowski. In this case, they may or may not be. In any case, beautiful set and very colle...
  17. You didn't say what the beads are made of, they seem to have seams, - plastic?
  18. The "casket figure" would have two letters in it, and probably a small vertical ax-looking symbol in the middle. That would be the maker's mark.
  19. Very beautiful.
  20. It could be Japanese, too. It looks to me like a 1930s -40s tabletop ashtray.
  21. It does not look like metal. The tray insert has chips on the corners, looking at them closely may help determine the material. You did not mention the weight. I'd guess gesso-covered or lacquered wo...
  22. I was just looking up this patent the other day! It was granted in 1932 to Elisha A Phinney for Georeg H Fuller & Son Co. (they were in Rhode Island). I don't know if any other jewelry maker used th...
  23. Are any of the pieces signed?
  24. Fabulous photos and a great score!
  25. Welcome to CW!
  26. A lovely vintage piece and well made, probably from a higher-end boutique at some seaside resort.
  27. Reminds me of the work by Whiting & Davis (their bezels are usually more ornate though). Their mark is sometimes very small and hard to see. Or it could be their "wannabe".
  28. That's a clever design with the removable part. It may be for a coat lapel but may also be a hat or bag ornament. My guess it was produced in late 50s - 1960s to go with the item in the designer/man...
  29. Love the face! Try to re-take the photos (a crisp closeup of the head that fills the whole picture and a full size pic with dimensions will be helpful) and use the Edit Post button to upload them, so ...
  30. Laquered papier-mache, if they are light.
  31. Great colors!
  32. Very nice!
  33. There's too much glare in the photo; can't read the marks, but the style looks Native American, maybe Navaho.
  34. I would have chosen a carnelian cabochon or a plain silver sphere for the stud but the citrine stones are beautiful, too.
  35. Your bracelet is from Peru and features traditional Inca images.
  36. The image is that of a Siamese dancer in traditional outfit. Yours is stylized and does not have a lot of detail, that's why it looks almost abstract.
  37. Breathtaking view!
  38. Very nice!
  39. I don't think pearls are original to the necklace, it may have had rhinestone or glass drops.
  40. Great colors on those cloisonne beads!
  41. Interesting design!
  42. Gillian was just trying to be helpful and provide readers with a live link to the item mentioned in the post.
  43. lentilka11, the "four-leaf thing" is a bookmark.
  44. Nice color!
  45. Very nice!
  46. Aurora Borealis is the central stone. The petals are auburn or amber rhinestones, like you said.
  47. The necklace is probably made by Claire's.
  48. If you go through CW archives, you'll see several brooches in white enamel and with this type of clasp. It's a good way to find more information about your treasures.
  49. This one is fairly recent, maybe 80s-90s. There's a faint hint of a signature on back, right below the rose, if it's unreadable, it could be covered with plating or a copy of a signed piece.
  50. Very pretty!
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