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    Posted 9 years ago

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    this penguin i found in a jewelry box i bought
    marked on the bottom of the foot "MERRIN"
    there are markings on the back i can't make out i was told it should say 18k and a serial number.

    i believe the stone is jasper.

    has anyone had any jewelry signed MERRIN ??


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    1. davyd286, 9 years ago
      Jelly belly is the name most people use for transparent/see through "stones" - usually lucite or glass.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Joseph Merrin, who founded a prominent Fifth Avenue jewelry company, died Oct. 3 at home in Manhattan. He was 91 years old.

      He died of a stroke, his family said.

      Mr. Merrin came to New York from the Ukraine as a teen-ager in 1917 and soon became a jeweler's apprentice. In 1927 he opened the Merrin Jewelry Company at 530 Madison Avenue, which claimed to be the first store on Madison with air-conditioning. The company pioneered in the sale of jewelry by mail and in 1975 moved to its present location at 724 Fifth Avenue near 56th Street.
    3. lisad, 9 years ago
      so this is NOT a jelly belly...?
      but has the basic same design is there a name for this style??
    4. davyd286, 9 years ago
      The name for this cut of stone is Cabochon.

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