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    Posted 6 years ago

    Ontheverge
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    Look like costume jewellery, was bought by the woman i bought it from on an antique mess 12 years ago. Looks like its a brass cast. Anyone know the maker? How old. Would like to give info with the gift

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    1. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Hi Ontheverge, it's a very pretty piece, but I don't think it's antique. The lobster clasp such as shown is a fairly modern thing. It's hard to tell you what metal was used for the entire piece from the pics, but there are modern jewelry parts that are made to look "antique", if you search for "antique brass jewelry supplies" on etsy, for example. I also don't think if it were bronze, there would be rhinestones on it, or that the stones would be set in this fashion. The backs on the earrings look mid-late 20 century to modern day. Vintage or not, it's a beautiful set and i'm sure your gift will be loved.
    2. Ontheverge Ontheverge, 6 years ago
      Yes. That Was the other Word in english i was looking for - brass. There are rhinestones yes, but the middle piece looks like a composite material. And the back pieces on the earrings are lost. So dont know how they were original. The symbol i am curious about though. Halfmoon with an uneven star. And some dots. Turkish?
    3. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Turkish star is five-pointed, but the style of the piece does indeed look Oriental or eastern...i'm leaning towards Indian. The symbol on the logo makes me think of something "new age-y", but to really find out the manufacturer/designer sounds almost impossible to me, there are many of them out there.
    4. Gillian, 6 years ago
      Is there a chance to get some photographs that are much closer, the way they are the jewellery is way off in the distance, and mechanics of it can not be seen. Are there makers marks any where, name stamps etc. Could you get a photo of the mark you mention with a crescent moon and uneven star. A photo of the back of the necklace please. The stones would need to be seen up close in order to even have an educated guess as to what they are, how they are mounted etc.
      I mean no offence in mentioning these issues. Also, the photographs are quite dark.
      Really I'm not the voice of doom - just some better pictures and brighten them up please. The stones look really nice actually.
    5. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Agreed, Gillian.
    6. Gillian, 6 years ago
      As AnnaB says the lobster clasp is from the late seventies.
    7. Gillian, 6 years ago
      Thank you AnnaB. it is good to be agreed with!
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Anna and Gillian - do you also see that the cabs don't quite fit right? Another hint that this is a new item. Interesting, but not vintage.

      Sean and Moon - any thoughts?
    9. Ontheverge Ontheverge, 6 years ago
      Keep it comming guys , got new photos - say if you need better - I dont have too much light here at home
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Lobster clasps didn't come into use until sometime around 1990:

      http://blogs.houseofgems.com/index.php/2014/10/dating-vintage-necklaces-by-their-clasps/

      1990 and beyond: lobster, trigger, magnetic, toggle, fish hook, screw barrel, spring ring, slide-out, tube (modern pin & barrel), multi-strand.

      http://vintagejewelrylane.com/information/jewelryglossary.htm

      Lobster claw clasp - a clasp for a necklace or bracelet which has an elongated hook which resembles the shape of a lobster claw. A spring mechanism holds it in place. The lobster claw was used on jewelry after about 1990 so can be used to date jewelry
    11. Ontheverge Ontheverge, 6 years ago
      Thank you for your info, in your link it says from the 1970'ties aswell - so not just from the 1990 - and that it can be substituted if the original clasp is lost. As I can see it is original brass, but it has been attached via a standard ring. - not "welded" on
    12. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      i was going to say 1990s at first too, then i saw an opinion of some jeweler online saying that there are different shapes of lobster clasp, and, i think he said an "oval" one was used back in 1970s and "more rectangular" in 1990s...so since i'm not a "professional jeweler" i said it's "fairly modern" =)
    13. Ontheverge Ontheverge, 6 years ago
      "fairly modern" is a tad disappointing even though its a very good looking necklace. Especially since my mom is more of a beads woman(And I lost an auction on Ebay on a beautiful Beaded Purple necklace.) Beads and my mums color. :)
    14. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      It is a beautiful necklace, and it's very well made, probably by some artisan or professional desiner/ studio. It's very sweet that you put so much thought into your mom's gift, and i hope she'll love it. I think a true antique necklace/earrings set that looks like this one would be very expensive.

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