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My Best ever find to date ( cost wise ) Cartier 14K yellow gold and Jade

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Earrings176 of 339Ti Sento Sterling & Crystal Earrings - Thrift Shop Find - 50 CENTS!Authentic LANVIN earings
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is one of the best finds I have ever made to date. The wife and myself were cruising thru our normal thrift and antique shop Thursdays. I noticed these in a display cabinet. I asked to see them as they just had a real gold look to them as opposed to that fake gold look you get with some costume jewelry. They felt heavy in my hand and I decided to purchase them for the sale price $ not gonna disclose that. Anyway on the ride home my wife was looking at them and noticed a patent number on the screwback portion of the earrings. When we got home she started to research the patent #. Low and behold the patent number belonged to the then Vice president of Cartier! Holy Sh*t I shouted when she showed me the page! I love going thru the stores on what I like to think of as a treasure hunt. Anyway they came from the 1940s and are so large heavy and cumbersome. The Leafs on the flower have a Blue enamel on them and the center leafs spin creating a 3d appearance the center post of the flower is jade. They were really neat earrings for my grandmother, lol the wife wouldn't touch them.
    Hope everyone's New Year has gone great!

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      can we see more pictures please and of the makers mark?
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Yes please more photos! LOL I'd wear them!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Very nice find ! and nice to met you .
    4. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      ...and the location of the thrift store, too! The ones in my area are waaay overpriced =)))
    5. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love here guys, Gals. Ill post some more picks when I find the earrings. I live in the DC metro area, therefore I can go to and endless number of thrift shops, antique stores and some amazing flea markets. We have done our little treasure hunts from our MD home, then I can be in DC, PA, Va, De and west Virginia within a hour. Just have to get motivated and get myself and the wife out the door. I bought 2 really nice paintings yesterday. I will get them on here eventually. Hope everyone is safe and doing well!
    6. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Thanks Nicefice

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