gardinerth

Pennsylvania

I started buying / selling costume jewelry in the past year and love half of the job (finding great stuff). My shop on Etsy is mypettrinket and on ebay missari1978. I started buying / selling costume jewelry in the past year and love half of the job (finding great stuff). My shop on Etsy is mypettrinket and on ebay missari1978. The trouble is, I like to keep the best finds :) but don't always (Read more)

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How old is this? Looks asian. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
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Edwardian Sash or Collar Pin - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Art Deco Sterling Bracelet - Art Decoin Art Deco
Alfred Philippe Running Horse Brooch Pin Prototype? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Edwardian Sash Pin? - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Help Dating or Identifying Ovid Rhinestone Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Possibly Ciner designed fine jewelry? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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Victoria Brooch ? German Silver Marks, Unknown Maker - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Thanks. I guess I'll just have to clean it up a bit and wait. I appreciate your help. Maybe my next stop will have to be Antiques Road Show if that's the only way to find an expert familiar with simi...
  2. First, thanks for the love everyone. I did hear back from Heritage, and I'll quote them - "I am not familiar with this necklace." Very helpful. Yes, I tend to agree with you wildvke. Hand woven...
  3. Love the enamel on this and the cloud detail
  4. Thanks for the history, wildvke. My best guess so far is late middle ages to early 19th century, India, Tibet region. I sent an email to Heritage, see if I can get an expert opinion.
  5. I tested this and it is sterling silver. I could not find a maker's mark anywhere on it. Can anybody tell me anything about this piece? Anyone here from Christi's of Heritage? As I mentioned above, ev...
  6. I took a closer look at the construction on this and every bit of detail on the necklace and every bead is entirely hand made of many small pieces. The granulation, the twisted wire borders (visible i...
  7. Not sure why this was moved to the fine jewelry category? What was wrong with the vintage category? Just a rhetorical comment. Would love to figure this one out anyway!
  8. I do like a lot of the Etruscan pieces that I've seen. Yeah, the granulation is nice, too bad it's still a lost art since no one knows how they did it back in the 2nd century. Hey wildvke, thanks for ...
  9. Thanks for the link. Yes, but I was looking around a little and see that Etruscan is mainly gold jewelry. Hmm? It also is not enough like Etruscan revival from late 1800s. Now I'm thinking more Afghan...
  10. It is! Saw this at an auction and had to get it. BTW- I took the photos at night and it was a little dark, so the colors are way off. Mostly silverish and black,
  11. Have you tested it for gold content? I have a few observations. First, it looks like a 6 to me as well. Jeweler's number? Second, the back is open on the eye gems so they might be semi-precious. Fi...
  12. How is the bezel attached? Can't see the side of it. It does have some details that suggest an original like the pin marks from the stamping of the metal, and the patina.
  13. Nice set. I've only seen a few HAR pieces but they are unique in their designs. Been watching the Cobra on eBay this week, already too expensive for me :(
  14. Very neat pin
  15. Saw a HAR cobra on eBay this week. They made some really nice pieces of jewelry!
  16. It may help in the future if I find more info in the future, thanks.
  17. and asking
  18. Nope. I'll just hang onto it for a few years, Maybe I'll run across some more info in that time. Thanks for ashing.
  19. No, just high end costume jewelry of the time. Thanks for the bump, Jewels. It still looks to me as if my pin is possibly a prototype of the later pin. They are from the same mold except that the m...
  20. Here is a question to start with: when were the first pieces pave set? By whom?
  21. Giddyap
  22. Thanks Jewels, you're a gem!
  23. Thanks, just wishful thinking. I suppose the truth probably is that no one has any information beyond what is already out there. I would just like to know what to call it if I do decide to sell it, an...
  24. I can sense everyone pondering this.
  25. Both of our bracelets have a lot in common with Diamonbar bracelets of this type.
  26. It's borrowed knowledge from a book, but thanks. It could also be DeLizza and Elster (Juliana) depending how it's constructed. Seeing a good picture of the back would help a lot.
  27. Thanks, I do too.
  28. The one on bottom right in the first picture looks Florenza to me, and on the bottom right in the last picture looks maybe of a Judy Lee variety. Is it riveted on the back?
  29. Did you ever figure this out? I added one very similar to my collection recently. It is marked sterling and has a similar chain link, though I can't quite make yours out. Mine also has no safety chain...
  30. I agree. What are these brooches made of? Are they painted glass or litho?
  31. Any ideas on this ring? I have seen a number of vintage engagement rings with two stones
  32. Thanks. That's a useful bit of information.
  33. What TubeAmp said. I haven't been able to identify whose mark that is.
  34. I tested this at someone's suggestion and it turns out that it's 10K gold.
  35. Thanks. Do you mean something along the lines of a poker chip?
  36. It looks like Florenza. I have one on etsy that's similar to this without the cameo. Early 50's
  37. What kind of clasp was this? It's not one I've seen before...
  38. Thanks. I found a picture of a similar piece, but I don't know who that is from either. I've added that picture
  39. I see some people love this, but does anyone know what this kind of piece is called?
  40. I don't know much about it, but I thought the German mark after 1886 wasn't just the crown, but crown and moon. there is no moon on this piece.
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