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Finnish Modernist Karl Laine Sterling & Rock Crystal Pendant 1970s

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    It pays to persist with one's research!

    This is one of the pieces that was in my "bonanza" of silver and gold jewelry items of last week. I was annoyed that I couldn't trace the hallmark. Today, I noticed the "KL" inscribed on the side of the pendant. That lead me to Karl Laine. Twenty cents well spent. :-D

    http://macacke.com/Garage/Karl_Laine.html
    Born in 1945.
    "Karl Laine is a famous Finnish Goldsmith and Designer. He is mostly known for his work with Jewelry. Karl Laine has designed Pewter Objects for Kultakeskus Oy / Linna Tinaa."

    Thanks for looking, everyone.
    ~Bonnie~

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    Comments

    1. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 6 years ago
      Nice! I envy your detective skills, you are great at this!
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      MFT - thanks! I've discovered that once I understand what it is I'm searching for, it makes it easier. I do Google Images searches every day and use different combinations of words to try to track down what it is I am wanting to find. In this case, it was just dumb luck that I happened to notice the letters on the edge.
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Hi Bonnie, I have a couple of pieces by Jorma Laine, I'm going to check if they were related. Lovely piece by the way.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      http://vintage-jewels.nl/Designers%20engels
      Interesting article, I don't think they were related
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Peasejean55 - it was an interesting article. It's possible that they were distant relatives.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I really really like this pendant. It's very different.
      Another great buy and research Bonnie.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Thanks, racer! I am going to two BIG flea markets on Saturday, so I am hoping to find more bargains.
    8. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      You are truly amazing. Jewelry is so hard to see let alone identify. Thanks for sharing all of your lovely hard earned pieces and information. :)
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      THANKS, all, for the love and comments.

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