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Sometimes facetious ;-) Compulsive antique jewellery collector since my 18th, crazy about precious insect bug pins, I'm a 57 years old french woman. Collect mourniSometimes facetious ;-) Compulsive antique jewellery collector since my 18th, crazy about precious insect bug pins, I'm a 57 years old french woman. Collect mourning hair items, tie and hat pins, jadeite jewels and more... (Read more)

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"Georgian" foiled crystal GOLD beetle brooch. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Silver and marcasites pendant/brooch watch. - Art Decoin Art Deco
Dragonflies group! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Plique à jour enamel dragonfly brooch, mark to find... - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Big Victorian silver and paste swallow. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Spider! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Organic/modernist sterling nephrite jade ring, signed S B. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Arts and Crafts Era silver enamel brooch. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Arts and Crafts amazonite silver double shank ring. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Little picture of a bonsaï mother of pearl brooch. - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Ooooh... Your dragon has BOOBS! :-D Your beautiful ewer is a Majolica, 19th or possibly 20th.
  2. Bonnie! Are you a rasta queen too? :-)) O.G.F., your mirror is a cool piece!
  3. Hi Blueboi, I saw these frogs and thought immediately to your shakudo buttons : http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=222015445449&alt=web
  4. Very happy, Manikin, to have been of some help for your magnificent eagle :-D
  5. Good catch Gilian! I only encountered unakite in small carvings or beads before, so took a moment to think about this pretty stone :-)
  6. Eek! Those big juicy larvae... hate these living pests! As to say humans aren't the only to destroy nature... but all is about evolution and cycles, lot of species disappeared before our emerging as...
  7. oops forgot the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unakite
  8. Found it... Unakite! Bonnie, the ruby in zoisite is usually of lw quality :-) I think the eagle is carved in several kind of stones parts.
  9. Didn't know that, Lisa... Awful :-( Some years ago, we went to Ireland for a golf trip, end of May. There was an invasion of June bugs on the greens and tee departures! They climbed on us and at...
  10. Woaahh... that's quite a big guy! Absolutely gorgeous ! Kind of zoisite??? http://www.healingcrystals.com/Cabochons_-_Ruby_in_Zoisite__Anyolite__Cabochon__India_.html
  11. Katherine, you too are a winged creature, something like an angel :-) My smartphone is now tamed for pics taking, that help a lot! Some of my bugs/Bzz Bzz are in a previous post grouped on a branch ...
  12. Caperkid, thank you! Happy Valentine too :-) Thomas, Charlie and I thank you warmly! Bonnie, I had another bugitis attack... Thanks! Katherine, thank you for your sweet, lovely, beautiful comment ;...
  13. You're very welcome! This particular symbol may pop out one day, but my (quick) search gave nothing...
  14. For sure, prefer your blue lady ;-)
  15. Hi! I mean solid gold, even if not stamped :-) You may take it to your local jeweler to have it tested. The weight is surely not important, but quality is there ;-)
  16. Great find and self education, Mike! It is a big part of experience to watch online pieces and learn to know the clues of identification! Kudos!!!
  17. Wooooh! Congratulations Mike for this beautiful find and such a great 1000th post :-D
  18. Bugitis!!! That's what I suffer from! Good diagnose Lisa ;-) Vintagelamp, thank youuuu! Thanks Gracay and Newtimes for joining the BzzBzzz lovers !
  19. No idea, but these flower fields are charming :-)
  20. Ha! Very pleased to see another stick/hat pins collector! Your porcelain boots are charming, and very appropriate for pins display, bravo! You may like seeing my pins, there: http://www.collectorsw...
  21. Woohooo! This is a tiny work of art! The shell cameo is wonderfully carved, and the minute pearl shaped border is very skillfully made! If the mount don't react for gold, surely pinchbeck! This all...
  22. Wow!!! Lot of work to do, but worth it :-)
  23. Hi, this is gold, I think it could be a part of fraternity/sorority pin :-)
  24. Thank you Hunter for loving my BZZZ Bzzz :-)
  25. Many thanks Trey, Rick, Vintagelamp, Katherine and Freiheit for your lovely visit :-)
  26. EPNS... http://www.silvercollection.it/DICTIONARYEPNS.html
  27. Update: swallow got a new pin, he is a brooch again!
  28. Yessss! You may change the title for carved ivory :-)
  29. Nice finds! On the key, the pink foiled stone is either a paste or a rock crystal; green one is usually a jasper :-) The brooch is beautiful too!
  30. Beautiful! Plus, nothing better than such a cherished heirloom . Welcome to CW :-)
  31. Love this one too, so japanese !
  32. Wow! He is a B.B.B! Big Beautiful Boy ;-)
  33. Oh, thank you so much Paul! I'm not familiar with these import marks, great link! Racer, many thanks too for your kind comment :-)
  34. Bonnie, no need of scale, density is the clue! As gold feels in hand heavier than gilded silver, ivory will feel heavier than the celluloid based ivorine. Cold to the cheek touch is too a clue for i...
  35. Ooooh! Love that!!! And the artist is fabulous, thanks Matisse for the id and links ! :-)
  36. You got another quality piece, what a beautiful se rêne lady! I would go for ivory! The crosshatching is not everywhere on a piece of ivory... Ivorine has very regular lines, as thin stripes. Ivo...
  37. Yes Mike, they are set, which is even more difficult as marcasites are soft and crush very easily. Kudos for your sense of observation, and thank you for your interest and love :-D
  38. Funny cutie chappy!
  39. Lol, CW team re categorised it as WRISTWATCH ! Melanie, yes fancy! Thank you :-) Manikin XOXO, thank you ! Bonnie, I love your earrings too, thank you ! Midnight, Aura, Trey, Fortapache, ma...
  40. Thanks Ho2cultcha :-) Though it is puzzling the bottom of the "thing" is flat...
  41. The leather makes me think of Epi leather from Louis Vuitton. https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQglwQQ5C_K6QclLjh_4xV8KPijV_rD0eyCU-eyZYDtjoD2OaI_rg
  42. http://www.donaygames.com/archive_product_details.php?id=107 https://www.toysperiod.com/images/19th-century-whistling-spinning-top-toy.jpg
  43. Thinking it could be a spinning toy ("toupie" in french), a thread passing through the upper hole is wound in several turns around the stick; holding slightly the toy, the thread is quickly pulled and...
  44. Wow! don't know why I missed this beauty/bargain then!!!
  45. They are usually German, as Meyle & Mayer in Pforzheim, made for export too, hence the usual "déposé" or sterling.
  46. Thanks Marga, glad you got your Tardy! My mark is a maker's mark, it would be very useful to have a book with all world registered makers...
  47. So pretty! Love the stones setting, high quality. The pagoda is Asian for sure, but can't assume it is only Chinese... the whole bracelet is probably a "chinoiserie" piece, it has a strong occidental...
  48. Agree totally with you :-) Thank you Marga !
  49. Lol Marga! When I got bitten by my first bug jewel, the virus I caught was worst... still suffering of bug need ;-D
  50. Wonderfully appropriate ! Love her script too, very artistic :-)
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