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Early Archibald Knox Turquoise & Gold Pendant for Liberty & Co  - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Peridot and Pearl Necklace by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
15ct Gold and Turquoise Necklace by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Opal Cameo of Sarah Bernhardt attr. to Wilhelm Schmidt - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Silver and Enamel “Iona Dove” Necklace by Alexander Ritchie 1933 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Jaques & Marcus Brooch/Pendant with Opal Intaglio by Wilhelm Schmidt, circa 1890 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
St John's Cross Iona (and A Christmas Toast to Everyone) - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Circa 1980's Opal & Diamond Cocktail Ring, mystery maker GDNS - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
The Garden of the Three Friends by Toshi Yoshida (featuring The Three Friends of Winter) - Asianin Asian
There's a Snake in Our Christmas Tree! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Unfortunately the box is one I picked up elsewhere and is not related to the bracelet, good luck with your research!
  2. Hi Jean, cool ring, the opals are bright crystal opal, I think the ring is Edwardian and if so the opal will be from White Cliffs. It looks like there is a faint stamp opposite the SILVER mark (on the...
  3. Hi Pascale, did you see the similar brooch on the cover of the Osenat auction catalogue (item 14)? https://www.osenat.com/en/catalog/24647?
  4. WOW! Spectacular and beautiful pieces by a rare and refined maker, the bracelet is a major piece, very well done, congratulations!
  5. Thanks for the loves Newfld, fortapache, aura, valentino97, Mrstyndall and a shout-out to vetraio50, I picked up nice red glazed Pilkington's Lancastrian bowl the other day and must get round to photo...
  6. As I understand it the left facing kokoshnik did not include the city mark so sounds like it may be difficult to attribute your ring to a city, which makes attributing the maker more difficult, cheers
  7. Hi Mimi, as a starting point I would guess that Ab from St Petersburg is Abraham Beilin, while Ab from Moscow is not Beilin. Does your ring have a City mark? https://www.925-1000.com/Frussia_city_01.h...
  8. Hi Mimi, thanks for your comment, do you have any further info on Alexander Besfamilnyi? The only reference I can find is a demantoid ring on eBay that says he is a Moscow maker. This bracelet has ...
  9. Years later and totally by accident I came across the maker which turns out to be a New Zealand company: Gardones, their website is here: https://www.gardones.co.nz
  10. Thanks to all for the Loves and hiya Kyra and Jean. I've been doing a huge home renovation for last couple of years so have been away from CW, but still hunting when I get the chance. Great to see eve...
  11. Hi Jean, yes so interesting, I have the book Iona Celtic Art by Mairi MacArthur and http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk has lots of info. I find it amazing that Alexander took up Art & Crafts in his 40...
  12. Thanks to all for the Loves and kind comments. This is another example of describing things making you see them through new eyes. I realised the dove has special significance in a Christian context h...
  13. Hi Jean, look forward to seeing it. I think MB&Co also had a line of designer pieces that were more exclusive and maybe one-offs or quite limited editions. Another one of these would be this p...
  14. Hi Jean, yes it's gold, I can't remember the carats, probably 15ct, cheers
  15. Hi Kyra, I don't think it's Rhoda Wager because I've never seen mille-grain on her bezels. Worth going through the Powerhouse Museum pieces to check. I had a quick look and it seems they've reorganise...
  16. Agree with Jean, they have the Liberty look, cool!
  17. Beautifully made with the gilded interior and jewelled thumbpieces. I don't know about the marks, but can tell you about the round sprung fittings on the right hand side. They are for coins, and if th...
  18. Hey Kyra, looks like you've nailed it! I think no doubt your piece is the top off a Riffault / Boucheron tie pin. 1) Threaded fitting for tie pin 2) White enamel over convex plique a jour 3) Mill...
  19. Very cool piece to pick up in a job lot, WELL SPOTTED!
  20. Hi Jean, no doubt this is a lovely Lightning Ridge solid black opal. It has great colour with plenty of red, - a very nice piece!
  21. Great sleuthing!
  22. Hi Kiwitaia, would love to see your Edith Morris pieces!
  23. Hi Kiwitaia, two possibilities IMHO: 1) Kyra is possibly correct that this is German rather than NZ, meaning your aunt probably bought it out from Germany in the 1930's OR 2) Other possibility ...
  24. Hi Jean, yes I'd say Coober Pedy semi-translucent opal. It's a lovely ring, another great piece for your Instone collection!
  25. Hi all, thanks for the kind comments and loves. A bit more about Jaques & Marcus and their use of opals: From the time of their launch J&M set about promoting colored gems as a point of difference ...
  26. Hi Tassie, no didn't see that one, it's great piece, I'd love an item by Mrs N!
  27. More information on this piece in the link below: http://theholygrail.com/files/JaquesMarcus.pdf Also some gorgeous John Singer Sargent portraits that show how this type of jewel would've been wor...
  28. Hi Kyra, the 925-1000 people can be very pedantic about your links, I had some queries and they wouldn't let me even mention several sites I wanted to use as examples, let alone link back to them. ...
  29. Hi Jean, great to hear about the good quality diamonds which I agree solves the mystery. As I said above those imitation antique pieces coming out of India all have cheap low quality heavily inclu...
  30. Hi Jean, lovely piece and looks like it's a nice impressive size. The diamond at the top appears to be a reasonably large (5mm + ?) old mine cushion cut, so they are very likely to be genuine earth...
  31. Thanks everyone for the kind comments and Loves. Once again I get to look at a piece with fresh eyes after showing it on CW. These Victorian snake necklaces were symbols of eternal love, because th...
  32. Here's an article I found about Victorian Christmas decorations, the info about snake decorations is right at the bottom: http://articles.latimes.com/1992-12-05/home/hm-1235_1_glass-ornaments I'm ...
  33. There's not doubt this is a vintage opal doublet brooch from circa 1930's. The metal will probably be 9ct gold, though it looks like the pin is not gold. These are charming pieces when worn and for...
  34. As often happens with CW, photographing and listing a piece helps you see it through new eyes. I've just realised this is a "Negligee" necklace. As I discussed here: http://www.collectorsweekly...
  35. Thanks everyone for your kind comments and Loves. Answering Bluboi, the knife edge refers to the shape of the gold connectors. They are thicker at the rear and narrow to a blunt edge in the front. Thi...
  36. I've shown a couple of these knife edge necklaces previously, here's their links: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/195511 http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/171712 Both of these look ...
  37. Hi Kyra, what a score! Gorgeous piece!
  38. Stunner! Beautifully made, and congratulations on your retirement.
  39. Hi Sindeniah, I would love to see them, can you post some pics?
  40. I think you may find this is 9ct (9k, 37.5%) gold. The stamp looks like 9c with part of the 9 either rubbed, or else lightly stamped. 9c was an early stamp (hallmark) often used in Australia in the...
  41. Hi Jean, I would say Artificers Guild, it has their look, and very well made, agree with Kyra, stone is probably chrysoprase.
  42. Hi Tassie, a great score at the at price. Yes definitely a doublet, the flat top and splotchy backing of opal potch is the give away. I'd say 1930's White Cliffs opal, similar to this: http://www.c...
  43. Hi cameosleuth, I would've liked to be at that Bonhams auction with cash in my pocket! A very nice unattributed piece by Schmidt. Prices were cheap in the depths of the Recession. It's another one tha...
  44. Thanks blunderbuss2, have corrected that.
  45. Hi Tassie, I think these are probably Australian, from one of the 'School of Rhoda Wager' makers circa 1930's to 50's. In New Zealand the first use of paua/abalone shell in jewellery is credited t...
  46. Here's a link to the Kellies Antiques article on Rhoda Wager: https://issuu.com/worldantiquesart/docs/aaa-qld-nov-2010-march-2011/17
  47. Hi Jean, cool necklace and very desirable because it's a riviere, these are so sought-after since Anna Wintour made them popular again. I agree with Kyra it's probably Deco 1920's and the link she gav...
  48. Hi Tassie, very nice and a rare thing, very collectible for Alex Ritchie fans!
  49. Here's the link to this piece on the Ritchie web site (2nd one down): http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk/ring.htm
  50. Hi cameosleuth, yes your link works. The minimal depiction of the Styx as a separate element contributes to a striking piece, obviously after the Guy Head 'Iris'. Good luck with the signature search!
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