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    Posted 5 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone.

    I need a few opinions on this one please.

    I think this ring is really lovely and it is pinky size.

    Don't very often see these for sale here, but notice several are on line in the U.S. which makes me suspicious as to the age of this ring

    It is marked Sterling, which I always think of as being U.S. made.
    It was sold to me as vintage, 1940s or so. The ones I have seen on line are all described as Art Deco.....

    So, any thoughts as to age, where made, or any other info would be great! Thanks, Judy

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Really hard to say for sure, Judy. Here's a page of them for comparison:

      https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/market/blister_pearl_ring
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie, yes very difficult isn't it.....especially with there being so many around. I reckon I have looked at hundreds in the last 2 days lol. But I do love it anyway and didn't pay much for it either.....wearing it at the moment!!
      Thanks for the love too!!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Martika, thank you!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I always think of sterling being British or Asian! I am probably up the wrong path :)
      Anyhoo - I think it's lovely and older - not a newer one. I love the shape and colour of the blister (they can be a bit blah) and the shoulders are beautiful.
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks Karen, glad you think it is lovely! I do too and I didn't have one so I am very happy with it!
      I spent most of last night looking up how blister pearls happen......and got totally lost in the process.....so many different types of pearls!!!! So really no further ahead with answers.
      I am pretty sure that any silver, whether imported into, or made in Britain, must still adhere to the british hallmark system. Asian silver.....don't know!
      Anyhow....whichever way it goes, I love it and will wear it....... and thanks for helping with your comment. :))
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Bonnie, Martika, Pascale, Nicefice, Thomas, Betty, Pebble, Fortapache, Nevada, Aura, Caperkid, Vetraio, Ken and Karen......thanks very much everyone for the love! much appreciated!!
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Fleafinder, thanks very much!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      What a beauty!!!
    9. glittergal, 5 years ago
      Hello! Yes, this was a popular type of jewelry in U.S.A around the early 1900s. This type of fresh water blister pearl jewelry was popular for a length of time, from 1920s through 1940s, (I think), with rings, screw back earrings and pendants available. I think the pearls might have been found from fresh water mollusks also used for shell button manufacture. I have a number of pieces of this type and the pearls always fascinate me; each one is different!
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Now THAT is one unique and beautiful pearl Judy! I love it!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks Scott for the lovely comment, really appreciated!!!
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Oh thanks so much Rick for your wonderful comment....I love it too, on the lookout for a necklace now lol!!
    13. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hello Glittergal, Thanks so much for taking the time to comment with all that information....that's fantastic, I would be happy to call it 1940s, American, and a fresh water blister pearl.
      That is really interesting about the button shell connection!
      Will have to keep my eye out now for a pendant and earrings!!!
      Thanks so much again for your help here I really appreciate it!! So will mark this out as Solved!!
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Scott and Toni1969, thanks very much!
    15. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Love the shape, very nice!..:-)
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks Inky, I love the shape too....a bit different to my other rings!!
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Fleafinder and Inky, thanks to you both!
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Recordman and Sean, thanks very much to both of you for the love, it is really appreciated!
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Valentino, thank you!
    20. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Oh Wow -- What a piece !!
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Lol....Thanks Rose!
    22. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love popsKen and Rose, thank you both!
    23. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love Sean, always appreciated!
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love jeneric, thank you!
    25. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Beautiful!!
    26. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much Vintagelamp, really appreciate you taking the time to look, comment and love!!
    27. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Zilla, thank you!
    28. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Jenni, thanks for looking and loving this ring, it is always really great to have you visit my posts:))
    29. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      I still love this ring too mrstyndall, thank you:))
    30. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Really appreciate the love SummerBlues, thank you:)

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