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Silver24 of 217Vintage Sterling Necklace With Malachite Mystery Pin
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    Posted 8 years ago

    freiheit
    (1225 items)

    This is a rather large (almost 7 cm), yet delicate vintage pin. I think that it could be worn as a pendant, too. It is marked “Sterling Silver” in a cartouche and has one more mark that appears to be a butterfly, it is also partially gold plated. Based on the trombone closure, I believe it might be a European piece, dating back to the earlier part of the 1900’s. I love the lines; they almost have an Art Noveau feel. The pearl is a natural pearl, based on the “tooth test” but I really don’t know what the stones are. I don’t believe that they are rhinestones. They are all very clear, have the same colour and are pave set. They sparkle beautifully in the sunlight!

    I tried to find out more about this piece but the only possible link I have is a German company called Bek. This company produced sterling silver purses for the American market as well as jewelry. I am, however, not too sure because the image of the “butterfly” so small.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    Comments

    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      It is very elegant!
    2. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks a lot, Elisabethan:)
    3. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Many thanks, Manikin and nutsabotas6:)
    4. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Also many thanks to geo26e and aghcollect:)
    5. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Tanks a lot, mikelv85:)
    6. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Vetraio50, thanks so much:)
    7. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks, nutsabotas6. I didn't buy it the first time. I went back the next day and had a second look and fell in love with it. Good thing, nobody else did before me - LOL.
    8. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Windwalker:)
    9. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks a lot, bracken3:)
    10. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Just beautiful!....:-)
    11. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks a lot, inky. I am actually wearing it today. I wish, though, that I could find some information about it:)
    12. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks a lot, LeahGoodwin and valentino97:)
    13. freiheit freiheit, 8 years ago
      Thanks a lot, SEAN 68:)
    14. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much for your comment, nutsabotas6. This is one of my favorite pieces. I am glad you like it too.

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