Posted 8 years ago
These, I am guessing, were my great grandmother's favorite pieces, only because they are the only ones that were boxed to keep anything from happening to them.
I tried to figure out if they are glass or real. In the sun, they seem to be too perfect in color and uniformity (is that a word, lol) They are both pretty heavy and knotted between each pearl. I tried the tooth test, the darker necklace on the left it did not phase them at all, the lighter set on the right it seemed to scratch and change the color. The necklace on the left has no markings, but a really odd rhinestone in the clasp. All the rhinestones are clear, except for 1 green one on the very tip....a clue to anyone? The necklace on the right has JAPAN on the clasp. I know the clasp was first introduced in the 1700's and used until 1900? Can anyone maybe help with getting a closer date and/or a good test for faux vs. real?