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    Posted 7 years ago

    pencapchew…
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    I was at the local pawn shop when I saw this little beauty. Finding any jewelry with it's original case is rare enough, having the makers name is wonderful provenance. I love the simplicity of a single brilliant diamond. The pin is for a cravat or kerchief, I think. I can't see any makers marks on it, but I might need better optics. The case is some type of leather, with a dome formed front, lined with blue velvet & cream silk with the name Wm. MAGGS, JEWELLER, FOREST GATE AND ILFORD. The pin has three twists, the gold is reddish in hue, the diamond is approximately 1/3 karat, (I need a better picture) is spectacular & takes my breath away every time I open the case to admire it. I haven't been able to find out much about the maker other than there was a person of that name & address (in England) who was a watch maker in the 1800's. Whether or no he made jewelry or made this piece I don't know yet.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Beautiful pin!

      You may want to swap your photos and put one with the pin visible up front-- you won't get as many "lookers" with the box only photo.

      Scott
    2. pencapchewdraw pencapchewdraw, 7 years ago
      thanks for the advice scottvez, :)
    3. blingiton1948 blingiton1948, 5 years ago
      Wow..how sweet is this!!! Diamond & all..nice find..

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