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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 French? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. A decorative zipper pull?
  2. "Groovy" pieces! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Are these your photos, i.e. taken by you?
  4. Yes, it's modern. A very pretty piece.
  5. It's made by the company called "1928"; they make nice jewelry in vintage style, sold at better department stores.
  6. Another bird for your flock!
  7. While you're at it, check out Queensland Opal and Australian gold marks. Who knows, you might find a match. Good luck and keep us posted!
  8. Google Harlequin Opal to find out more about your stone.
  9. You should post the material/color preference and the exact dimensions of the gem here (be sure to measure inside the setting) and we'll look through our stashes and I'm sure will be able to come up w...
  10. It could be a souvenir pin (maybe from a museum store) depicting the crest of the town where he was stationed or the crest of the noble family prominent in that town.
  11. The photos are too blurry, I can't even tell if the design is on the surface or inside the glass. You may want to examine the oval rims closely - Italian glass makers sometimes put their stamps there.
  12. Nice collection!
  13. Thanks for updating the pics; the beads look like ivory. I still think the elephants don't belong and can't tell what they are made of.
  14. Epoxy would actually make sense if it's thick enough not to drip (I don't know much about that medium but hear it's becoming quite popular).
  15. These are awesome!!! I haven't seen this design before. It looks like mica at first glance, but I don't think it can be twisted. In the 60s, Germany and maybe Austria and Japan, too used very thin ...
  16. I have a RL bracelet - similar style. Liz Claiborne and other mainstream designers each had a copy in their lines. Yours looks to be very decent quality - sure it's not marked anywhere?
  17. Val is right - Indian.
  18. Val, 99% of the time those elephant necklaces are made of bone. I can't tell on these - they are very crudely made and the pic resolution isn't great, so it's hard to tell with certainty whether the ...
  19. I can't see how tall the rhinestones are but the metal settings are painted to look old. The way they are connected is what we normally see on recent "inspired" pieces.
  20. Very cute!
  21. Val, if that's any comfort, the upside of a broken piece is that it helps us learn more: celluloid and shell, for example, would have a different "breakage" pattern etc. Study it and keep for compari...
  22. Yes, 70s would make sense.
  23. No. sorry. Small companies may not have had names for their patterns, just numbers or their own ID code. If you are fortunate to find a vtg magazine ad featuring the bracelet, it may have the patter...
  24. We don't go for "easier" here; our "mission" is different ;)
  25. I think you're right about the bird. If you turn the pin 90 degrees so that it stands on its "short" end, you'll see the phoenix with its tail up and the neck curved so it comes up almost to the midd...
  26. Thanks for sharing!
  27. The border around your cameos looks very much like the one here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/25753-english-butterfly-wing-jewellery
  28. This is a contemporary necklace made in vintage style (length, shape and size of beads, the way it's put together). The beads could be quartz I suppose but can also be frosted / satin glass, it's har...
  29. It is.
  30. The information in that guide about C-clasps is unreliable: in several European countries those clasps were used at least through 1980s and possibly later. Nowadays many reproductions are being made ...
  31. It's a very pretty bracelet; the design looks typical for 1950s -60s. The RCJ website dates Marino manufacturing no later than 1983: http://www.illusionjewels.com/costumejewelrymarksm.html A very nic...
  32. I hope you asked your jewelry expert what "old school method" means exactly. This is a very nice well made piece and two U.S.makers come to mind who used that metal and stone setting: Art and Floren...
  33. A string of pearls would make a nice middle row for this necklace (with tiny turquoise separator beads and a faux mabe pearl (oval shape) should not be very hard to find, or do the same with contrasti...
  34. The aventurine glass in should have coppery flecks spread evenly throughout a solid color, which Tassie's link confirms. The correct name for Efesgirl's beads is Sommerso glass: colored glass and met...
  35. It's not larimar; definitely glass.
  36. Like I said, nothing in the provided information tells us that Rau made jewelry. W&D, on the other hand, produced that exact mesh which is confirmed by signed examples.
  37. Rau Fastener was in Providence, RI. I don't think they made jewelry; they made different snaps and sold them to companies; the one similar to yours was patented around 1939 (if I remember right, you ...
  38. lentilka, your pics are not showing, could you check the links?
  39. This type of bale makes me think your piece is a 50's evening purse clasp. It would have "rolled" over a matching fitting and be held in place.
  40. Wire inside beads means they originally came on long stems for wiring on hats and the like; the extra wire would have been snipped off afterwards.
  41. What a beautiful result! Could you add a photo of the back, I'd love to see how you attached all those pieces.
  42. The snap could be a sign that this is an earlier piece: those snaps came about in early 1940s but were used all the way through 1960s I think.
  43. It's Whiting a David or a copy thereof. They made various types of mesh jewelry and this was one of them. Here's a signed online example (shown inside out): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WHITING-D...
  44. The all-black bead necklace is probably the oldest. The crystal one (60s or likely later) is of decent quality (large number of facets), and the clasp is uncommon; nice finds.
  45. Contemporary items (these are probably 15 yrs or less) would have to be hallmarked if made of silver. These are probably plated.
  46. The rectangular mark reads BA 800 (silver content), and the small mark is GM. They seem to be a rather prolific maker of non-precious and sometimes low content silver jewelry with cameos in modest pr...
  47. The silver beads and the clasp in this case.
  48. Definitely have it tested and let us know what you find out.
  49. This pin is Gripoix imitation. It uses faceted crystals, not poured glass. It was certainly inspired by Gripoix style but the technique is different. Here's a video demonstrating how glass is "pour...
  50. Your friend is correct - this is an image of St Christopher carrying the child Christ across a river, who then became considered as protector of travelers. People would put on a medal or pin with his ...
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