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"Catamore" Faux (?) Moonstone Pin / Marked 1/20 12 kt. Gold Filled / Circa 20th Century

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    Posted 5 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    Just a single bauble from Salvation today. They are still suffering from Christmas overkill so the jewelry is mostly seasonal. It's a small (less than an 1") pale blue-gray oval faux moonstone pin. There is a small plaque on the back of the mounting that says "CATAMORE 1/20 12kt G.F " So I'm not quite sure if it's a real stone or just glass in a bit more upscale costume setting. Catamore was founded in 1942 by Christopher and Phyllis Catanzaro in East Providence, Rhode Island. The Catamore Jewelry Company, Inc., produced gold and costume jewelry until 1981. Their pieces are trademarked “CATAMORE” Not sure when to date this but I'm thinking maybe 60's-70's. -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Sorry can't help...but very nice!... :-)
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Inky :)....I'm fairly sure someone will know like Bonnie or Kyra. We shall see.
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      From what I can gather, their stones are paste/faux but set in semi or precious metals. Their jewelry is beautiful.

      http://www.trufauxjewels.com/product/diamante-sterling-art-deco-bracelet-by-catamore/

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/256768229/blue-moonstone-brooch-silver-with-12k-gf?ref=market

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Catamore-Moonstone-Brooch-20-12-K-G-F-Great-Christmas-Gift-EUC-/191749374985?hash=item2ca5274409:g:cIIAAOSwNphWW6Ag
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie :)...I had seen the "trufaux" site...wow the prices ! I have a diamante bracelet like that one but it's not by Catamore.

      It's here : http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/144317-empire-made-three-row-diamante-rhines?in=collection-3969

      This little pin is more along the lines of the other two links you gave me. It didn't strike me as being real or that expensive either. Nice piece though.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It is beautiful Mike!

      Good work Bonnie!!
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Karen :)....still on the look out for the real deal though !
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      You will find it if anyone does!!
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Karen! I agree, it's a beautiful brooch.
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Mike - big pain in the wallet, eh? LOL
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      It's a pretty one, Mike, thanks for sharing. Nice help, Bonnie. :)

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