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Fine Jewelry1167 of 8575Light Blue Stone Strand Necklace Larimar?Very Unusual Ring with Moving Parts
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    Posted 3 years ago

    Nmeskater
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    I found this jewelry tucked into a cache in the stairs oh our old family home built before 1850s. That was Prior to when it was sold. I am 72 and I was a young child. I have no idea which family member may have owned this nor how it came to be there.

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    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Really? What a joke.
    2. Nmeskater Nmeskater, 3 years ago
      I don’t mind providing comic relief, Valentino, but I like to be in on the joke.....so if you have a minute, please tell me what the joke is ....
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      I have a question about the ends of the strands of beads.....do the end pieces screw together as fasteners?
      What do you think they are made of?
      Lovely beads...and so realistic, I can almost smell the fragrance!
      What a nice find!
    4. Nmeskater Nmeskater, 3 years ago
      Thanks! Yes, there is a little hollow in the ends of the beads that connect so the ends of the string can nestle there and the 2 pieces still screw together.
      On Etsy I saw a set that had silver clasps instead.

      TexasGalTreasures on YouTube has some videos on identifying bone vs ivory vs celluloid. I think the beads are bone, but I need to borrow a stronger magnifying glass from my daughter and probably watch her video again.

      Her video says she has a FB page called Jewelry Lovers and Sellers but I have not been there.

      I felt like Nancy Drew when I found them. I still wear mine from time to time.
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      I’ll try to watch those also. I think I would prefer your type ends because they are interesting, plus hidden!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Sorry that I sounded rude, but there's a lot about these pikake beads on the internet. And, my post from last year. I guess I was surprised that you didn't do any research.
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/247790-hawaian-pikake-bone-tulip-bead-necklace

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