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Sterling Silver Jewelry534 of 1003And Then, There Were Two...Pair.  Left: .925 Sterling Right: 14K Gold * Flea Market Finds $1.00*Another  1980s Turkish bracelet
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Looking for some opinions on this piece, or if anyone recognizes the hallmark in pic. 4. I found this early this week and liked it, but I am not sure of the origin. Tiny pieces of turquoise and coral make up the pattern. The hallmark is a cross...almost like a celtic cross. It def. looks like it has some age to it, as half of the markings are worn away. Enjoy. Thanks!

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      What a beautiful bracelet! Can you clean it up and take another photo of the area where the marked "used" to be?
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago picture four. Looks like there used to be a few marks there. One of which is the cross. Thanks for the comment!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Yes, I see it. Cleaning an item often reveals marks not otherwise noticed/unreadable.
    4. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      You think I should polish it?
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Wire wheel 1st . LOL !!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      I think Native American. If you wear it, it will clean itself naturally. Love it!
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I think you should at least polish the area where the stamps are/were. It would take some elbow grease to remove all that patina, but it's appearance would improve dramatically. There is silver that should be left alone if blackened with a heavy patina and pieces which should be polished, like this bracelet. Just be careful to not over-polish it.
    8. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      Efesgirl. I have a lot of experience polishing sterling silver. I use Tarnishield by 3M., and cotton balls. Tarnishield has been proven to be the most effective and gentle of all abrasive cleaners. I swear by it. If I am going to polish it I am going to do the whole piece, not just one area, that will look funny. I am going to think about it, I will post a picture if I do. Thanks for the advice!
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      BHock, that trick with the soda crystals & boiling water somebody on CW came up with works great, is gentle on the silver & none is worn off. Since I tried it, I'm converted . Try it on something else & see what you think. Of course, this is after the wire wheel. LOL !
    10. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      thanks blunder I'll give it a try. The wire wheel....not the crystals. LOL

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