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  1. I think it could be a variation of the Dragon's Breath glass beads; pretty and unusual.
  2. Are the dangling chains glued on or soldered to the back (the photo is a bit blurry)?
  3. Cool find! Where's the beach? (Europe? USA?)
  4. My guess would be 1940s at the earliest but could be as late as 1970s, likely somewhere in between.
  5. Beautiful necklace! The beads look like they may be good quality Swarovski crystals.
  6. The brushed finish and edge treatment reminds me of BSK. They made a few big and bold Cleopatra style necklaces.
  7. The ivory color beads at least don't look like coral.
  8. This pin is Russian, could be celluloid or other plastic. It looks hand-painted and good quality. Hard to tell how old it is, possibly 1960s-80, but could be a later artisan piece from a craft fair.
  9. You're right, it's recent manufacture imho. There are several companies in the USA and Europe that make good quality reproductions or antique style jewelry. The pieces may be marked on bale, on chai...
  10. I think it's unlikely the bracelet is Russian: a snake was not a popular motif in Russian jewelry (my guess is that due to its association with sin and man's expulsion from Eden, the Orthodox church w...
  11. Is there a source you would recommend for learning more about WFM?
  12. You are probably right about it being horn or tusk (shell is also a possibility). It's a very clever design, and it may have been made by a beginning or hobby artist with a big potential. I'd hold o...
  13. The style makes me wonder if the brooch could have been made of two old (Victorian/Georgian?) silver pieces (clips/part of a bracelet?) put together and decorated with the beautiful glass centerpiece?
  14. Kenneth J. Lane comes to mind.
  15. Small pliers will work best.
  16. Tight clips problem is easy to repair: use small pliers (preferably with rubber covered tips to avoid scratching, or wrap the ends with sticky tape) and gently bend the stationary part of the clip awa...
  17. Please keep us posted!
  18. Thank you, kiwipaul, for sharing your knowledge about opals. Look forward to seeing more of your posts.
  19. I wonder if you could tell me anything about my opal pendant posted here: Thanks in advance
  20. Probably initials of the owner who likely received it as a gift for an anniversary or another special event (like a wedding or a religious ceremony).
  21. I am positive that the engraved monogram is not Cyrillic, not Russian. Hebrew letters / initials would be expected on a Kiddush cup like this, or perhaps , one of the languages of the Caucasus, lik...
  22. Could the chain be a replacement?
  23. The same clip in silver is sold on the Tiffany site but the gold piece could have been a special order, it's not uncommon; you may want to contact Tiffany's to ask if that tie clip is available in 18K.
  24. The same clip in silver is sold on the Tiffany site but the gold piece could have been a special order, it's not uncommon; you may want to contact Tiffany's to ask if that tie clip is available in 18K.
  25. Necklace of this style have been made in India from 1970s to the present day. The photos do not allow to tell with certainty what material this is, ivory or bovine bone.
  26. Do you think the pink beads are original or have been added later to make it longer?
  27. Powerhouse Museum has so much specific information in their descriptions of antique and contemporary items; very helpful for research; many other big name museums don't come close. Thank you for intro...
  28. I'd guess 1970s.
  29. Sylvia Dahl.
  30. Amazing transformation! Thank you for sharing.
  31. It's Susan Scribner Reed from wildivydesigns.
  32. I'd love to see the "before" picture in its unfinished state for comparison - the proper cutting and polishing must have made quite a difference.
  33. Lovely brooch! Do you think it may be French?
  34. Thanks for the info! Very interesting to observe design similarities btw Gold Fields and British Arts & Crafts.
  35. One way to find out the age would be to look into the history of the British empire to see when it had all these colonies at the same time.
  36. Interesting bracelet. says Mimi di N worked for/with Brania before 1960.
  37. It's probably carved bone from East Asia or China.
  38. I'm thinking polymer clay.
  39. It does not look like amber to me, I would guess quartz, possibly dyed.
  40. The amulet could very well be ancient, I did not argue otherwise.
  41. I thinks it's not made by a professional jewelry manufacturer because of how the setting is made and also because online search didn't yield any info to the contrary.
  42. The writing looks Old Cyrillic (still used on religious items) but it's too blurry to read.
  43. A very attractive piece, even though not by a professional or widely recognized silversmith; could be a hobby piece.
  44. It's in the style of 1930 and could be from that time or a later revival / reproduction piece.
  45. Does not look like silver; and it's been already tested by someone: note the scratch marks on the underside of clasp.
  46. I wouldn't be able to resist it, either.
  47. You could be right, Valentino! I pulled out my Bakelite book (by Wassertrom & Pina) and found items carved with identical "dots" on pp.141-142. And just the other day I caught a glimpse of some Bakeli...
  48. It would be very useful to see the backs of the pieces and the necklace clasp; please add more photos and I'm sure someone will be able to help.
  49. Looking at how it's put together, it does not seem to be very old. We might be able to tell you more given a chance to see the back of the necklace and the clasp.
  50. The mark looks to me more like 575, rather than 925. Wishful thinking on my part?
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