Posted 5 years ago
This piece is marked Shipton & Co, Birmingham hallmark, I think the year is 1967, there is no doubt in my mind this looks so much like Bernard Instones work, I have a similar silver moonstone brooch of his. I know Jewels1900 thinks that there might be a connection between Shipton & Co and Bernard Instone, I totally have to agree with her after seeing this piece of work. I think it as been converted from a brooch into a pendant, whoever converted it did a good job. There are 9 moonstone cabochons each in varying sizes, height and shapes, the colours of the moonstones are amazing. The leaves in my opinion is typical Instone, in fact this is totally Instone at his best.
I would love to hear what other people think.