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Costume Jewelry4257 of 9121Renoir Leaf parure early 1950'sCustom Jewelry from Europe!
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    Posted 5 years ago

    roddyq
    (122 items)

    Good morning everyone,
    I have had this ring for many years which is from Canada. As for it's composition this I am not sure of. Reading about how to tell the difference between plastic resin, bone, or ivory by using a heated needle is something I won't be trying. (It is small and can be damaged by the hot pin test) Just by looking at the ring with the 2 little polar bears on the top and the different swivels in the body of the ring and different shades I'm thinking it is possibly made of some type of bone as under a loop it shows some pitting and on one side very small ridges. It also has some fine little circles at the base of the ring similar to the rings seen in a piece of wood grain and very fine detailed lines on the backs of the bears resembling it's fur. My camera is limited and cannot show this detailing even in macro. These are all just guesses as my expertise in Inuit and Eskimo carvings is minimal. I'm hoping someone is more familial with this art and can enlighten my curiosity.

    Roddy

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      This sure is cute Roddy and just guessing about possibly carved antler......
    2. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much for this TassieDevil. I never thought about it possibly being made from antler as it is in abundance up in Northern Canada:))
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      No worries Roddy.....i will be interested to know if it is!!
    4. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      I've been checking online TassieDevil. I hope I find more about what it is made of. Stay tuned for a possible update:))
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      roddyq--I just put my ring somewhat like yours on CW. I feel it is Native American==I live in Arizona-- postcardcollector on CW---Lois
    6. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      I just checked out your post Lois what a great ring. Efesgirl has identified it to be made of ivory. The composition of my ring is still a mystery. With some more searching I hope to find out what it is made of. Thanks for dropping by appreciate your comments.
    7. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thank you racer4four, SEAN68, Karenoke, Zilla, TassieDevil, Scotty, bijoucaillouvintage, vetraio50, Roycroftbooksfromme1, fortapache, Efesgirl, Roy, bannapeel, Phil, aura and Kurt for stopping by and the loves always much appreciated.
    8. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thank you kyratango and vintagelamp for the loves and dropping by.

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