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I especially love cameos with mythological themes & enjoy trying to identify them.

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Grape Cluster Clip, New England Glass Works Co. - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Deco Bracelet, Part II - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art Deco Bracelet, Brass, Glass & Enamel, Part I - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Orfaley Cowrie Shell & Silver Turtle Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Deco Pan, French Silver, with Black & Colorless Paste Decoration - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Korean Fly with Translucent Wings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Enameled Bee Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Stratnoid 30s Dancing Couple Compact - Accessoriesin Accessories
Incolay Centaur Belt Buckle - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
Francescangeli Hardstone Cameo - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. As long as they'r not the type of person who would look a gift horse in the mouth! :)
  2. Efesgirl gave you correct information about the cameo. It is a very commonly reproduced image in cast resin. The pin is not a hat pin in the sense that it was never made to keep a hat from sliding o...
  3. You are most welcome. Sorry for not replying sooner. Am just realizing that I am not getting notifications from CW, even though requested. :)
  4. From the way the stones are set, I would say the necklace was made in India. So many things can be done to change the appearance of topaz, it's possible that's what they are, treated in some process....
  5. Ring goes so very well with the earrings, which you say are unmarked. Is the ring marked? How do you know it is Mexican? Lots of inlay work of this type being made by Native American jewelers, part...
  6. You are very welcome. After they've had their baths, pat dry but then give plenty of time to air dry. You want to make sure as much moisture as possible is gone from the space between each cameo & i...
  7. What a score for 5 bucks! The cameo in the brooch is particularly nice & you can read about the lady & see others here: https://cameotimes.com/index.php/profiles-1/minor-gods/psyche The brooch ...
  8. I have several similar beads around, 2 or 3 like your yellow one, another like this faux coral one & one more that is black & amazingly heavy for its size. Except for the one like this red one, I bou...
  9. The decoration on the cufflink looks like a gingko leaf. Don't know if that helps determine country of origin in any way. The 800 silver rules out Britain & the US.
  10. Blue-green, turquoise & aqua or aquamarine tend to be used interchangeable in ordinary conversation. And I have found that people's idea of the point at which something is closer to green than to blu...
  11. When did my cat move to your house? Great pic. Great beetle & kyratisation. :)
  12. In the artificial light they are looking more like garnets, but if the true color is purple, there is no reason they could not be genuine amethyst. It is not an expensive stone & the beads are rather...
  13. Now that is what I think the Brits mean by a bobby dazzler!
  14. Leave it on your rear view mirror. Valentino is correct about the color & mineral family of carnelian, but it does not form crystals. Even if natural stone, it has been cut to this shape & quite pos...
  15. She's lovely. Agree early 20th century. Have seen cameos I think are later that also use these hinges but have a rollover safety clasp. (Those settings were made in Italy, the delicate little pin i...
  16. Except for the little metal spacer beads, they all look like glass or ceramic. Nutsabotas6 is exactly right about the clasp, just the 'box' part has been customized to this necklace. Here is an asso...
  17. Grade of gold, lack of mark, closed back & the way the shank has been attached to the bezel do all point to the Georgian period. :)
  18. It does indeed have an air of regal bling from antiquity, and what is most important is that you love it, but simple method of construction suggests it was made by an amateur crafts person. I have us...
  19. Striking! I, too, prefer my turquoise with some matrix & also like greener stones, not those uniform sky blue ones. I'm far from expert, but stones do not look like any of the best known ones from A...
  20. Wow, some really lovely crystals there. :)
  21. That was my immediate thought too.
  22. Wish my grandmother had had such interesting things! It does not really look suited to jewelry. It does have some resemblance to a writing slope/lap desk. In the second photo, are all the sections ...
  23. I agree with kyratango that the one is the right color for ruby, just not the clarity of gem grade. Green stone could be chrysoprase.
  24. KT, Your link goes to this page. Mike, if you're wondering where to get acetone, in the nail polish aisle; it's used as a remover.
  25. That was my impression from the color, that it was amethyst. Just didn't know why amethyst would have to be cut to look like a crystal the way rose quartz does. Are there inclusions/internal fractur...
  26. Iolite cut to look like a crystal? Seems a bit too red in the new pic.
  27. The crystal cluster looks most like calcite to me, but my mineralogical knowledge is limited. The other stone is truly mysterious & unfortunately it's very difficult to make sense of it from photos a...
  28. Back in the day, my mother was a Pi Beta Phi at Iowa Wesleyan (then) College. She was similarly proud, particularly as her chapter, the second one to be established, could claim to be the oldest chap...
  29. My Greek kappa kappa gamma got converted to ??? when comment submitted. No special characters allowed.
  30. It most surely does look like the ??? crest: https://www.hjgreek.com/index.cfm?event=Product.showProduct&OrganizationCategory_ID=801&Product_ID=10567
  31. What is Ostrich Chow like?
  32. Ah, now it does look like a coat of arms. I think it is original o the ring. As you noted, the metal of the arms goes so well with the metal work surrounding the stone. I'm afraid my areas of knowl...
  33. Thank you. racer 4 the kind remark. :)
  34. Just boned up on kunzite. The shade of purple of your stone is a more blue purple than darker kunzites seem to be. The deeper the color, the more expensive a kunzite is. If this were such a stone, ...
  35. If this one is genuine - big IF - think this one is a knockoff: https://www.tradesy.com/accessories/tiffany-and-co-popular-tiffany-and-co-return-to-tiffany-heart-charm-bracelet-20486035/
  36. Looks like it's from India or the Middle East. Since they continue to produce jewelry in traditional designs, it can be very hard to date.
  37. Think your mark is just imperfectly stamped so the triangle is not complete. Try looking into JJ White Mfg, Providence, RI. Here's a link for starters: https://queenmayjewelry.com/products/antiqu...
  38. It's driving us all crazy & hope the final professional verdict will be instructive. May turn out to be something the gemologist has not seen before either. As far as I can tell, places like the GIA...
  39. Guessing both posts say 'sterling'. Those spots of rainbow color in the stones that show in the 3rd pic suggest CZ.
  40. Is the background ivory? The new flies look like a mix of inlay & etching for the legs? Where I live, among teenagers, 'fly' is a term of approval. These are definitely fly.
  41. I too have seen heart shaped padlocks, usually as clasps on bar gate bracelets, much plainer than this, but still think that is what this has to be, if large enough. The loop mounted at the top would...
  42. Looks like maybe it opens by pushing in on the little knob & lifting?
  43. Unless it is a 'milagro' another kind of charm, slightly different purpose.
  44. It is an Italian good luck charm. Look up 'mano fico'.
  45. It is a sterling silver ingot, with purity & weight written on it. Someone has added a stone & made it into a pendant.
  46. The link I sent you 10 days ago says 'snap clasps' in it.
  47. I have always wanted to see the Petrified Forest, although unlikely I'll ever get there. Interesting rocks make such great mementos of the places they came from. To this day, which is many, many day...
  48. Color is the first thing to consider when trying to identify a stone, it eliminates many stones & narrows the possibilities that have to be considered. In the photos, this stone could be a color chan...
  49. Hi Kyra, It may be a guess, but German seems to be the consensus position & I have no reason to think differently. I can see Sally Bowles (Cabaret) wearing it, except with real gold & sapphires, hold...
  50. The 925 indicates the metal is sterling silver, which is defined as 925 parts out of 1,000 silver, 925/1000, where 1000 = pure silver. Some of the others may stop by & give you more detailed informat...
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