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    Posted 2 months ago

    Clairey
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    Inherited broach/ladies scarf pin? Single oval iridescent green to blue almost blinding bright. Can anyone id the stone and era? My grandfather bought it for my grandmother. He was very well to do and only bought the best of the best. Ireland born and bred but travelled often as aristocrats do.

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    1. Gillian, 2 months ago
      Please would you give us the dimensions? Can you confirm the number on the back - beginning with an 8?
    2. Gillian, 2 months ago
      I just notice the ruler in the last pic!!
    3. keramikos, 2 months ago
      Gillian, To me, that first number looks like a nine. It's the other two numbers that I can't decipher. >8-0

    4. Gillian, 2 months ago
      I withdraw my '8' - Thanks keramikos!
    5. Clairey Clairey, 2 months ago
      Ive managed to magnify the stamp, can I post it somewhere here? I see what looks like a snowman to be 8 or maybe a celtic g. Then maybe a c then maybe a 2
    6. Gillian, 2 months ago
      You can go to your original posting, delete one (or more) of the photos and replace with a new photograph.
    7. keramikos, 2 months ago
      Clairey, a snowman sounds more like an "8" character. So, what would "8C2" signify?

      FWIW, both your third and fourth picture seem a bit redundant, so you could edit your post, delete one of those, and add your magnified picture.
    8. AdeleC AdeleC, 2 months ago
      Could it be 9 carat gold?
    9. plein-air-painter plein-air-painter, 2 months ago
      What a beautiful black opal! They were often set in lower carat gold because the opal stones are soft and the lower carat gold is harder and gives the stone more protection. Looks Edwardian era, given the bar pin style and old safety catch.
    10. Clairey Clairey, 2 months ago
      How amazing... I've found a completely hidden mark on the inside of the stone setting, looks like a 5. All by it's own self? I've uploaded a photo if anyone can shed any light on this deepening mystery!

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