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    Posted 6 years ago

    LOUMANAL
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    I've learned over the years that nice things often come in Small Packages and when I saw this closed purple velvet fitted box at a country antique store, I was hoping that it still had it's original content. It did and this beautiful 2 1/4" Lady's Lapel pin was inside. It is marked 14 Karat and has rows of tiny seed pearls along the sides and a central stone that I don't recognize. The Velvet box measures only 3 5/8" by 1 3/8" and 1" thick. It has a MOP button that you push to open the case and was sold by a Sparks Street jeweller and optician operating in the late 1800's and early 1900's in Ottawa, Canada. The stone is light green with mottled white striations....could it be a turquoise? I'd appreciate any ideas on the stone/gem, thanks all, RER (BOB)

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning !!!!
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Beautiful stick pin! The oval shape is very classy :-)

      From the pics, the stone seems to have swirls in it, so I think it is glass (rather Czech than Peking glass, which shows dots), made to simulate jadeite/jade.
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      wonderful colors
    4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you kivatinitz, kyratango and SEAN68 for the comments and love and thank you racer4four, fortapache, mikelv85, aghcollect, Rick55, kerry10456 and valentino97 for the love. RER(BOB)
    5. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you Moonstonelover21 and Newtimes for the love. Bob
    6. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you Gillian for the love. RER(BOB)
    7. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50 for the love. RER(BOB)

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