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Bernard Instone Silver Opal Earrings

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    Posted 1 year ago

    Peasejean55
    (477 items)

    These earrings are a new addition to my collection. I'm always on the look out for Instone earrings. The leave pattern and construction at the back are in his style. He often used opals, yet again no makers mark and no silver mark which was very common in his work.
    Looking from the back the opals are solid, not doublets, I think they have been converted for pierced ears. I personally think they are his work but would be happy to hear your opinion here on CW.

    Many thanks for looking.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
      I would definitely wear those gorgeous earrings!
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      I have to agree that they are Instone, it's always nice to have second opinion. I always appreciate your help Bonnie. They are lovely addition to my collection and the added bonus is that they are pierced so no problem with wearing them they will be comfortable
    3. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      Oh so wonderful ! love love
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      I really appreciate your comment Mankin :-)))
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/192001-bernard-instone-silver-and-moonstones-ea
      These earrings which I posted on CW are very similar.
    6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 1 year ago
      I never wear earrings--but these are irresistible!
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year ago
      Just wonderful Jean and very similar to the moonstones!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Beauteous!! Lovely pieces Jean, and the opals are good. Well found!
    9. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Woaahhh, striking earrings! The opals are so difficult to photograph, your pics are top :-)
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Thank you PostCardCollector, for you lovely comment.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Hi Judy, yes they are very similar from the front, but looking at the back of the moonstone earrings they are very different, which leads me to believe that the moonstone earrings were made at a later date, I could be wrong. As always thanks for your comment.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Thank you Karen, these type of pieces are beginning to get difficult to find, and if you do come upon them expensive.
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Hi kyra, I took the photo's outside in the late evening sun as it was going down, they seem to show up the opals but they do have more colour to them.
      Yes I'm getting quite a collection of earrings. What strikes me is I have very few bracelets which are not enamel, I do have bracelets which have been marked for other makers but I'm sure they were made by Bernard Instone. As always thanks for your comment.
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      You've got a good eye for his pieces. Trust your instincts girl, so far, it seems they have proven to be right from what I can tell. These are beauties!
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Awww shareurpassion thank you.
    16. Elainep Elainep, 1 year ago
      Oh opals my favourite! These are beautiful, vintage and wearable . I've never heard the expression 'triple whammy' but I think it could be coined for these.
    17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Thank you Elainep, I also love opals and the added advantage for me is these earrrings were designed by Bernard Instone. It's always a bonus when I find what I consider lovely and rare pieces by him. I recently bought some more Instone earrings I'll post soon. I really appreciate your visit.
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Many thanks

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