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Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry729 of 763Superb Antique 19th century SILVER & DIAMOND demi parrureADORABLE VICTORIAN SILVER WITH ROSE GOLD LOCKET PENDANT AND CHAIN
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    Posted 13 years ago

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    I am not sure if this is jewelry or what. My great grandmother had it in the beginning, was passed onto my mother, and now it is in my hands. I am not sure what it is made of or what era it is from. Or for that matter what these items were used for. They seem like something a princess would have worn or something. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated my friends. As always thank you so much to everyone and anyone that can and has assisted me! Have a blessed day my friends!! : )

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    1. Yohanna Yohanna, 13 years ago
      Hi these look like parts of a necklace look at mine similar gold washed vermeil silver any marking on the back?
    2. electobacco electobacco, 13 years ago
      Thank you for the post Yohanna. No markings on the back of any of them. Which of your items are you speaking of? I am not able to find one that has gold washed vermeil silver in the description. Thank you for showin love love towards this as well!! : )
    3. electobacco electobacco, 13 years ago
      Thank you as well YardSaleMama.... : )
    4. Maltamary Maltamary, 13 years ago
      Your items look like some of my silver filigree pieces which were hand made in Malta, Europe.
    5. electobacco electobacco, 13 years ago
      Thank you for showin some love on this Maltamary! It is much appreciated. This is originally from Macedonia which makes sense with you saying these are filagree pieces. After some research apparently this type of item has been made there for quite some time. Is there any way to date these items? If you know cool. If not no big deal. Thank you so much regardless for the input! Have an awesome remainder of the week.....
    6. electobacco electobacco, 13 years ago
      Thank you for enjoying this item as well daisymay and for stopping by again.... : )
    7. daisymay daisymay, 13 years ago
      I don't know the national dress of Macedonia but these look very much like dress ornaments to me. The long ones could be bodice ornaments and the others jacket buttons? The pictures of the backs show what looks to be flexible prongs which could have been put through fabric and opened out to hold the pieces in place, similarly the buttons; they could then be removed when the garments needed cleaning. This sort of metal filigree work was very popular in western europe in the mid-nineteenth century. Just a thought, but I'm no expert.
    8. electobacco electobacco, 13 years ago
      This is awesome information that you shared on this daisymay. I am grateful and appreciative for your comments. They may indeed have been some sort of dress ornaments. Little by little I will put the pieces together on this puzzle to find out exactly what they are with great people like you sharing information they have on them..... : )
    9. Esther110 Esther110, 13 years ago
      I was thinking the same thing as daisymay. I googled maltese costume but the images aren't detailed enough. I will keep looking.
    10. electobacco electobacco, 13 years ago
      I appreciate your willingness to do so Esther110. Thank you for the post and always wishing you and your family nothing but the best! : )
    11. Esther110 Esther110, 13 years ago
      I have been looking at Macedonia costumes, and will take up the search again tomorrow (it's 11:30pm here now) It will take some research, since different regions had different styles and motifs.
      The good thing is I can search in both English and Spanish for you. The bad is I have a headache (not your fault, it came with the
      So I will continue tomorrow.
      Take care,
    12. Esther110 Esther110, 13 years ago
      I'm back...
      I've narrowed it down to western Macedonia, as seen in this costume:
      The search
    13. Esther110 Esther110, 13 years ago
      Since these were typically handmade by the girls that wore these dresses/accessories, I don't think I will be able to find the exact piece.
      But the little flower pieces may have come from the jackets, like these:
      The longer ones are still a mystery to me.
    14. electobacco electobacco, 13 years ago
      Thank you so much for your efforts and help Esther110! It is greatly appreciated. I will have to thoroughly go through the links you provided. Have a great day my friend! : )

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