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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (492 items)

    This is a amazing pendant, I think the pendant has been carved from a single piece of Tortoise shell. In the middle cabehon the light hits the shell and it sends out a fantastic array of colour, I'm not sure if this pendant is Tortoise shell, I'm only surmising, I would be most greatful if anyone out there could tell me.
    On the outer ring of the pendant there are unfortunately rusty cut Steel beads. In its hey day it would have been a stunning usually piece, I'm sure with some TLC it could be bought back to live.
    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      The mount does look like real shell, the center is most likely a glass cab made to look alike shell. If you put your lips lightly on the cab does it feel rather cold?
      If yes, glass!
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Hi Kyra, yet again thanks for your in put. I shall test the cab tomorrow:-))
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      This particular one unfortunately doesn't belong to me :-(
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      It is so unusual but as you say Jean the light into the cab from the tortoiseshell is beautiful!
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thanks racer, it was very difficult to catch the light, this was the best of a bad bunch. If it was mine I would love to give it some TLC, it would look wonderful. I can dream, lol.
    6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Sooo cool.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thank you PatSea, nutsabotas, racer and DrFluffy for kind comments and love :-))
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      officialfuel
      Vladimir
      EZa
      walksoftly
      surfdub
      aghcollect
      SEAN
      Moonhill
      vetraio
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      valentino
    10. inky inky, 6 years ago
      I really like this, it's lovely....:-)
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Inky for your comment, it is certainly unusual, I've been looking on ebay for spare cut glass beads, it would be lovely to put it back to its full grandeur.
    12. inky inky, 6 years ago
      I am sure you will...and when you do you must show us....I really love it the way it is....:-)
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Sorry Inky in my above comment I mean't to say Cut Steel. Yes I'm going to ask the owner if she will sell it to me, there is something quite stunning about this piece, as soon as I saw it I thought I wanted it, fingers crossed she'll sell.
    14. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
      Stunning, captivating design and color.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      It is a stunning unusual piece, thanks so much for your comment, Budek
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I'm now the proud new owner of this pendant. Hi Kyra, to answer your question, you were absolutely correct about the cab, it is glass.
    17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      Manikin
      Radegunder
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      davyd
      toolate
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
      vintagefran

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