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    Posted 2 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (260 items)

    This is a bangle marked "830 silver" so it's not Sterling. The silver fineness is quarantied by two tiny swedish control marks. I can't understand the origin of the piece. It's not swedish but the control marks tells me it was imported to Sweden before 1988. The 830 and the design screams scandinavia but I should see makersmarks and I don't see any? The banded agate is not comon to see in scandinavian jewelry so I'm puzzled. Any ideas or other inputs?

    I will store it for now in my category "scandinavian modernist jewelry" due to the 830 mark. We'll see....

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      What a lovely ring, beautiful striations in the stone, could it be in the carnelian family?
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Oh sorry, I see you've identified it as banded agate, most unusual looking and truly gorgeous
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Newfld thanks! Yes I think it is banded agate. I have an older brooch with bandet agate and the stone looks very similar even if this is more orange/redish rather than brown. I like the band in it.
    4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      I love the stone ! it is a beauty
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      On the Continent the Standard of Fineness, i.e. “Sterling” varies:

      Sweden is .830
      The Netherlands has .833 and .934
      Norway has .830 and .925
      Italy has .800 and .925
      France has a complicated system ranging from .800 to .950
      Germany is .800
      Denmark has .830 and .925
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Whatever the content, it is beautiful and nice simple design !~
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      I LOVE this! Wonderful quality. It's very nice. I have a ring like it w/dagger-link mark. I'll post it after I get back from the grocery store :-)
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      oops - "dagger like"
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks PhilDMorris. Here in Sweden we don't really use the term "Sterling". We say silver and then the pieces are stamped with the fineness. We have 830 but also 925. From what I have red the 830 is used more in Scandinavia than other parts of Europe. I think new pieces are mainly made in 925 because people don't want other metall mixed in.
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks MANIKIN :)
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks Valentino :) please do.
    12. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
      I really like this beautiful bracelet, but it will inevitably end up upside down on my wrist.... :-(((
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      I just posted the not quite accurate - mark for my banded agate ring. I love this lovely simple design. I think they came from the same place :-)
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks everyone. Valentino I think you are right. I will look again for the mark. It must be tiny if it is even on there...
    15. jbingham95 jbingham95, 2 years ago
      This is to cool.I have a bunch of stones and old marbles with really neat colors and patterns on them like this has.
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Thanks jbingham95! It striped agate.

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