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Sterling Silver Jewelry436 of 916Today's Thrift Shop Finds, Karma Was On My Side. Sterling Silver & Austrian Crystal Pendant Flea Market Find $5.00
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Oldfashion…
    (7 items)

    I purchased this vintage brooch about a year ago. It was sold as silver which I believe it to be. It is approximately 7.5 cams in length and has a good solid feel about it. Set with sparkling rhinestones/ and green stones/ glass. Has a simple c clasp on the back and there are some markings present, but as they are pretty worn and dark I am unable to see them clearly. I would really appreciate any feedback regarding the age and markings on this brooch, many thanks

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi, welcome to CW!

      Wonderful example of high quality paste (crystal) jewellery!

      The mark KP is for Knoll & Pregizer, see there for the whole story of the maker:
      https://www.illusionjewels.com/knollandpregizer.html

      The other mark may be 925 for the silver content.
    2. Oldfashionedgirl Oldfashionedgirl, 4 years ago
      Oh thank you very much for your response. I shall have a look at the link you sent. You have been most helpful !
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      You're very welcome! I'm impatient to see your other pieces :-D
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      kyra to the rescue - :-))))

      It is a beauty! I also would like to see your other pieces of jewelry.

    5. Oldfashionedgirl Oldfashionedgirl, 4 years ago
      I shall pop a few more pics up this afternoon. Although I collect vintage brooches, I am by no means an expert, but rather more of a novice and a magpie, so I tend to go for the sparkly ones, ????
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Good close up, to clean the marks, use the broken end of a wood tooth pick or match as a brush to remove dirt from the pinches ;-)
      This won't hurt the silver!
    7. Oldfashionedgirl Oldfashionedgirl, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the advice kyratango, will give a go :-)
    8. AmatoorPikr, 4 years ago
      Nice to look at again!!!

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