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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I bought this vintage bracelet recently. It was sold as 925 silver but I am not 100% sure that this is really the case. It could be alpaca even though it was marked 925. But it doesn't matter to me because I love it anyway and the price was good either way.

    The blue stones could be turquoise - at least this is what I think they would like to be -LOL. I have a feeling that they might be ceramic or porcelain.

    I think the bracelet is fairly old; it possibly might date to the 1940's.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Many thanks, Caperkid:)
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I agree that the "turquoise" is ceramic rather than stone. The metal looks too "sharp" to be silver. I have seen this sort of bracelet before. It's pretty, though.
    3. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Yes, I have seen many similar ones on line sold as sterling. I am really not sure. It did clean up like silver. I am thinking that it may be a combination of alpaca and sterling??? Who knows... it looks nice when worn with the others:)
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Sorry Gudrun I missed this wonderful bracelet before yakking on about the other 3 you posted.....I think it's sterling and some type of art glass. Hubbell? Czech or Bohemian? I couldn't find a similar online. What did the seller tell you?
    5. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      It says Hecho in Mexico. I think it is silverplate over copper. You can see a little copper on the edge in the first pic. I think the 'turquoise' is glass.
    6. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Mary, many thanks for your comment. As always, I really appreciate it. I have been looking for a long time for a similar one. I have found many silver bracelets with the same design but none with the kind of "stones" like mine. Oh well, I will keep looking.
    7. Gillian, 5 years ago
      Why couldn't it be genuine turquoise? The edges aren't well defined, and to my amateur eye could pass for a turquoise nugget.
    8. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Celiene, thanks for your comment. I don't think it is copper. I posted the bracelet before I cleaned it and there is no base metal showing through. I think that was just plain old dirt. Also, years ago silver was so dirt cheep that I don't think Mexican silversmiths would have gone through the bother of producing it in copper and silver plating it. Having said that, there is very nice Mexican copper jewelry out there I would like to add to my little collection.
    9. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      Gillian, thanks for your comment. It does look like turquoise in the photos but when you actually hold the piece in your hand, you can tell that it is not stone. Of course I would like it to be turquoise - but it isn't:(

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