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    Posted 8 years ago

    mikeigotit
    (506 items)

    This was found at an Consignment shop in a Grab Bag for a couple of buck. I got that old gut feeling when i seen it. On the back it is stamped Sterling 925 with the letters MA in the middle that I can make out on the Brooch. The bracelet has what looks to be Sterling stamped with a wing bird with the number 3 in the center. Anyone familiar with these markings that can educate me ????? Thanks for looking. Might just be Costume Jewelry my gut tells me different.

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      I agree that these are nice. It's a bit hard for me to read the marks on the brooch but I would say these are more than likely silver and mexican taxco silver is often highquality! The eagle stamp tells me this is not a new piece. I'll get back to you soon with some links.
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      http://WWW.925-1000.com where you can read about mexican marks. There is also a great book, 'little book of mexican silvertrade and hallmarks' that is partly available on line if you Google. There you can search for initials. It's often tricky to find out who made the piece, often you have to settle with the information that they are mexican and be happy to know their age. The eagle mark system was in use until around 1979. The eagle 3 stamp was used for Taxco but also confusingly for some makers. If you're interested you can look at my posts on mexican silver to get some more information, I have had a long answer about mexican silvermarks from a knowlagable CW member in the post with my mexican necklace, maybe it can also help you.
    3. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 8 years ago
      Elisabethan, Thanks for the information and your Collections are Beautiful. I think the stones would be called Abalone from the research I came up with so far. Thanks again.
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      Thank you very much mikeigotit! Yes I agree about abalone. Good luck!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      Just one more thing, I think abalone is a shell not a stone. Sorry if you knew that already, didn't mean to correct you just give you information.
    6. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 8 years ago
      Elizabethan, Nope, I didn't know, lol. Thanks for correcting Me! I am learning about so many different things, I appreciate all the help I receive.
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      No problem, I just saw that abalone = ear-shell. Have a nice day now :).
    8. mikeigotit mikeigotit, 8 years ago
      Valentino97 & Eiisabethan I love connecting with Collectors Especially when they educate me on items I have no idea about just a gut feeling. To respect the collectors weekly site,if you guys could ever send me information by email in regards to more research on items, my email address is Maddawg023@yahoo.com

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