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Ms.CrystalShip's loves907 of 5187Unknown style and maker necklace arts and crafts?1930's Machine Age Art Deco Necklace (probably by Jakob Bengel)
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    Posted 7 months ago

    Elisabethan
    (274 items)

    I just love this brooch. It is hard to take photos that does it justice because of the facettes of the large stone and its deep purple color it can look dark and dramatic in one light and in another it looks lighter and almost pink. Sometimes the trees outside wants to mirrow themselves in the flat table of the large stone and everything else becomes blury in the photo...
    The brooch is 4 cm long, 2,8 cm across and 1 cm high. The large stone - might be glass - is about 3,5 cm long and surrounded by 30 small facetted stones that are clear and with no color. I think the setting of the large stone is quite nice.

    The stones are intact and after I have cleaned it looks almost new but it is not.
    I have an idea about its age but would like to ask for your opinion without influencing anyone of my own opinion because I might be wrong. Please let me know what you think.

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    Comments

    1. aura, 7 months ago
      Beautiful jewelry.
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Thanks Aura!
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      Very beautiful! If I had to guess just from looking at your pictures, I would say Victorian so that can be 1870's-90's? Very rich purple stone. Sorry, I don't know for sure dear friend!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Mary don't be sorry :) I am thankful for your thoughts. A lot of what makes jewelry investigations fun is to guess together with others to get close to the right facts. I just wrote something in your last post. Love you dear friend!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      And Mary since I haven't gotten a lot of answers I can go ahead and say that yes I agree with you on the age, that is what I was thinking but can't decide if it might perhaps end up on the other side of the next century? Somewhere about 1890-1910? Hard to say. And I really can't argue why I think that :) LOL
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Treasure Hunter
      Fortapach
      Vetraio
      Valentino
      Watchsearcher
      Aura
      Vinyl
      Thanks for loving my brooch!
    7. Hel1 Hel1, 7 months ago
      Nice brooch! Around 1900 I think. Otherwise the pin should have been longer.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 7 months ago
      Glorious color!
      Glass/crystal and paste rhinestones.
      Agree with Hel1 for the date, no tube hinge and not so long needle.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      Thanks Hel1 and kyra for tips about ID - Edwardian then?
    10. jbingham95 jbingham95, 7 months ago
      That’s a beautiful color of true purple that’s the nicest I’ve ever seen.
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Hel1 that is a good point. Thank you for help. Nice of you to coment.
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Yes Kyratango I must agree on your observations. Thank you! Yes the color is fantastic. Normaly I don't like purple but this one I fell for since it is a deep dark purple in the evening light. Nice of you to stop buy.
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Jbingham95 thank you for your kind coment. That is what I feel about this purple.
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Jbingham95
      PhilDMorris
      Glassiegirl
      Kyratango
      Broochman
      Hel1
      Treasure Hunter1
      Fortapach
      Vetraio
      Valentino
      Watchsearcher
      Aura
      Vynil33rpm
      Thank you for loving my post!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      It is so beautiful Elisabethan, and your photos look great.
      I'm in awe of that gorgeous stone, and the way it is set is amazing.
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 months ago
      Oh thank you Racer4four! That is kind of you. I am happy you like it too.
    17. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
      wow this is gorgeous !
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thank you Manikin!
    19. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      I read somewhere the “round” hinge was used starting around the 1930’s, but the pin does extend past the perimeter of the brooch, ( for heavier clothing, as you already know).
      No matter, this is a treasure! I love (what I call) the “Welch’s Grape Jelly” color. Not seen enough in costume jewelry. Amethyst yes, deep royal purple such as this, a rarity indeed! And look at those prongs!
      I love it, Elisabeth!

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