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Midnight1208's loves531 of 1029Early 20th century enamel dragonfly silver brooch GV and Co for Gourdel Vales.Lalique perch
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    Posted 5 years ago

    bbmbr2000
    (23 items)

    rhinestone pin ....the back shows some kind of small stamp but can't make it out. It has a tube hinge and early safety clasp
    Approximately 2 1/2 inches
    I don't know anything about rhinestone jewelry So any information would be helpful.
    The stones surrounding the center stone are unique settings you can see in the close up picture.. I will post more pics on another posting

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    Comments

    1. davyd286, 5 years ago
      Beautiful work!
    2. bbmbr2000, 5 years ago
      I thought it was well made myself.
    3. davyd286, 5 years ago
      I'd suggest having it tested for precious metals.
    4. bbmbr2000, 5 years ago
      I di and they said it was a mixture of silver and iridium...not sure if its iridium he said or rhodium
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Great old paste and rhinestones brooch! From the construction and settings it is somewhere around 1860/1880!

      Silver was probably rhodium plated at a later date :-)
    6. bbmbr2000, 5 years ago
      Ty I appreciate the info
    7. davyd286, 5 years ago
      kyra, would someone have had to remove all the stones for plating?
    8. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi Davyd, I'm not a specialist, but I don't think so. Soft stones or pearls would have to be removed, paste or rhinestones are very resistant if not backed or coated!
    9. bbmbr2000, 5 years ago
      Any opinions on the value..roughly?
    10. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Sorry, no valuations here...
      You may check the sold items section (worldwide ) on EBay for "antique victorian sterling paste brooch".
      The fact yours is open back is good :-)
    11. bbmbr2000, 5 years ago
      Thanks again

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