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Jewelry272 of 699Seahorse bracelet, Carl Schon sterling silver c. 1940s18k pendent
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    Posted 8 years ago

    TeresaD
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    I tryed to take good pictures so you can get a good close up look I'm not sure what they are made of but I also have a bracelet I will post later that looks like its made of the same thing it looks as if there was a glossy type substance coated over it anything you can tell me would be grate Thank you for your time

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    1. TeresaD TeresaD, 8 years ago
      So I am thinking that these are old ivory
    2. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 8 years ago
      Hard to tell from those photos what they are, but I'm thinking plastic, not ivory, given that screw thread. But I'm not looking at them in hand...

      Ivory or bone should show some grain, where plastic will be of even consistency. Is there one that is already trashed or broken (or is there an inconspicuous place to test one)? If so, heat a needle red-hot and touch it to the surface. If you get black smoke and it melts, it's plastic.

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