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My First CINER Find - A Large Blue Cabochon Jelly Belly, Rhinestone & Enamel Bee - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1920s-30s Czech Art Deco Blue Imitation Lapis Glass Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Bakelite Ivorine Necklace made from utensil handles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Russian Birch Bark Cuff Bracelet and Pendant Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Antique Chinese Silver and Cobalt Blue Glass Bird Choker Necklace - Asianin Asian
Renoir Modernist Copper Necklace With Swags & Stylized Ram's Heads  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Modernist Silver & Boulder Opal Pendant Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Modernist Silver and Amber Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Antique Carved Agate Flexible Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Arts and Crafts / Art Deco Hammered Silver and Cabochon Carnelian Brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. They look Chinese... To compare (even though the design is different) : http://www.rubylane.com/item/821070-RT-5273/Chinese-Ex78port-Enamel-Silver-Lucky-Bat
  2. Valentino is right - it's dyed bone.
  3. Here's one more: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/kalupe-vntg-sterling-silver-genuine-206412852
  4. When I looked at your pin, I immediately thought, Lithuania or Latvia, not Scotland, and after a short search found this: http://www.kalupesrotas.lv/16/par-mums
  5. It's probably black enamel, not paint, and the damage to it would hurt the value. I suggest asking at the vintage watch forums about how to open it safely. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/ http://...
  6. You are not showing the back but it looks like a very new necklace, the kind they still sell at department stores in signed boxes or with paper hangtags. Sometimes they are signed on the small tags a...
  7. Definitely not Russian. The enamel colors and paisley shapes are similar but the construction and overall look is not Russian at all. Funny how I never noticed these till antique Russian silver bec...
  8. Your pin is made in the old tradition of Kingfisher feather jewelry but yours does not look older than 50 years (at the most) to me. Still , very pretty colors.
  9. The center stone looks more like something from 1960s or 70s, though, and I don't really know if it could be of the period, so more research would probably be necessary; there are a lot of reproductio...
  10. An old brooch does not have to be solid. Cheaper lines of jewelry were done with stampings.
  11. Zowie, AB = Aurora Borealis
  12. The clasp does not look like the ones usually seen on Tiffany bracelets. And how is that signature plaque attached? It looks a little odd there.
  13. It's a recent piece and probably made in Thailand. Check out some Janice Girardi jewelry and see if the mark looks like yours.
  14. What does the back look like? A close up photo at an angle showing the side would help, too.
  15. It's likely from Denmark or Norway. Is that a tiny round hallmark near the hinge?
  16. It does have a Celtic or Scottish flare... Could have been a button or a garment ornament.
  17. If you manage to upload a photo of the text and hallmarks (look for them, all Russian silver of that era had to have them), I may be able to translate.
  18. The round brooch is Ruskin style, you may want to do some research to see if it turns out to be a real Ruskin.
  19. It seems to have the right wear and could very well be a Czech brooch from around 1930s or so. Is the center cabochon glass?
  20. Could it be porcelain? Similar type of pins have been made in Limoges for years.
  21. Hard to say without seeing the back and the "underside" but looks modern.
  22. Is the way the rhinestones are set consistent with what is usually seen on Sherman pieces?
  23. Not necessarily, unless there's a small hole in the fist, or evidence of a break-off.
  24. I have a similar necklace signed Germany
  25. Clips like that are often use to go through fabric or leather, so it may be a purse ornament or a vanity box ornament of some sort.
  26. No, but hope to find some one day.
  27. These look like Richard Kerr earrings.
  28. I suggest you look up Louis Rousselet brooches with trombone clasps.
  29. Yep, looks like a Russian piece in nickel silver, and not very old but quite lovely.
  30. There is no silver in alpaca. It's an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc.
  31. Coud be stylized hollyberries? - they are usually pictured in threes.
  32. You have been misinformed, just like with that Franklin Mint pocket watch that you were representing as being a unique item that came from the Kennedy family.
  33. It's glass micromosaic.
  34. It looks to be an abalone shell cameo, made in Italy in 1960s - 70s.
  35. No way that photo came originally in that case.
  36. Could it be Jewel Creations? http://imageevent.com/themanyfacesofselro/jewelcreationscatalogscans
  37. The mark on the bead says, Made in France.
  38. Traditionally many of those necklaces were strung on a silver chain; you may want to use small contrasting color glass beads (cobalt blue, green, or black) as spacers to extend the length.
  39. I think these are Japanese take on millefiori beads from around 1960s.
  40. If the box can't be fixed, that lid could make a nice pendant.
  41. Some day you may be able to find him a partner - a matching dancing lady.
  42. All silver manufactured in Russia before and during the Soviet period (not so sure about the most recent times) had to be marked, but they also made a lot of the same designs in "melkhior" or German s...
  43. What an unusual way to attach a pearl!
  44. The letters could be YB.
  45. The Belle Epoque style enjoyed a revival period around 1940s - could be another lead for your research.
  46. It's not a mourning piece. Try searching for "camphor glass pendant" - there are a lot in this exact shape. I did not find many in onyx and it's a concern, and also the fact that its setting does no...
  47. The mother-of pearls and abalone cameo is probably Italian, a tourist souvenir. Can't comment on the age of either one without seeing the back.
  48. The style is Edwardian, around 1910, some people even call it Art Deco because its time is close to Art Deco and it has straight lines. Pendants of this shape were very often made in "camphor glass" ...
  49. I think the central medallion with a knight as been attached to an Edwardian locket. Does it open?
  50. It could be a converted half of a buckle.
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