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    Posted 12 years ago

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    I found this Brooch some time back. I showed it to a lady who collects Costume Jewerly and she thought it was a De Rosa from the 30's. Very heavy pice, I don't know if its Rhodium over silver? It has 100 on the top?? Wonderful piece but don't know for sure? Any Value? Thanks, Dave

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    1. Kevin, 12 years ago
      Is there any marks? What makes you think it is Rhodium over silver? Is it silver colored as it looks in the photos. (Gold often appears silver in photographs.)

      The fact that it is heavy makes me wonder if it isn't platinum?
    2. Kevin, 12 years ago
      The "stones" could help identify if it is "costume."
    3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 12 years ago
      It is silver in color. No marks, stones??? It just seems really nice for costume. I just assumed it was Rhodium. Thanks, Dave
    4. macpicker macpicker, 12 years ago
      100th anniversary comemerative piece??? just a thought Dave
    5. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 12 years ago
      I wasthinking the same, but for what? Would have been something that started in 1800's.. Dave
    6. Kevin, 12 years ago
      Very heavy ...
      1. Pot metal costume ...
      2. White Gold, should have a karat mark ...
      3. Platinum should be marked "Plat" or some variance ...

      If the stones are genuine ... one of the last two ...
      ... if not, then costume and pot metal, chromed.
    7. Kevin, 12 years ago
      The attaching pin is from the 1900s so law would have required a Kt marking on Gold or the Plat. markings.
      Is this a stylized "W" ...
    8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 12 years ago
      Not chrome, Rhodium plated for sure. Thanks on the "w" didn't think of that. Dave
    9. epson233 epson233, 10 years ago
      how heavy is heavy in grams -- what are the dimensions -- and someone took some effort to do a nice channel set on those "stones" -- perhaps blue topaz -- the whites look "dead" to be diamonds -- perhaps white topaz -- very nice piece -- i would have a jeweler take a shot at it -- usually information is free and you get what you pay for but sometimes you get lucky -- don't use the term appraisal just ask for an opinion -- i usually take my pieces to several jewelers and then go back and start the research

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