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An ongoing Reference Album containing many of the questions posed by JR members and the answers provided. Starting June 2010


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I purchased a lovely enamel bracelet at an antique show and am wondering if it is a Russian piece. There is a hallmark on the clasp that looks Cyrillic or Latin. Does anyone have an idea about the origin of the hallmark or the piece itself?

"It is indeed a Russian piece made in..."
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Unknown hallmark. It looks Cyrillic or Latin.

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Tammy Grover
Bird Pin - Sphinx? Boucher?

Are there any known examples of later Boucher jewelry, say from the late 50's up, that just have a number and no signature? I have been looking everywhere, and all of the later Boucher pieces seem to be signed with the name also. Or am I just missing some with numbers only?

"Sphinx jewelry is excellent quality ..."
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Tammy Grover
Bird Pin Signature

Sphinx? Boucher?

"This looks like Boucher numbering."
"This looks like the numbering found ..."
"You may have a Sphinx... they are si..."
"I have an owl brooch that I listed a..."
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Mary Ann Docktor-Smith
Sterling Carved Bone Pin/Pendant

Carved bone goddess face and a single ruby set in the headdress. The piece is marked with a letter "D" in script with an
extra line forming the letter, and is also marked STERLING

"Is this by Sajen?"
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Mary Ann Docktor-Smith
Sterling Carved Bone Pin/Pendant Signature

Could this be Sajen or Far East/Bali? Is it newer?

"The signature looks like a ZD to me?"
"It's probably by a company called Ze..."
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Beth Carlson
Beaded Set

Any idea of a vintage for this beaded set? The black seed beads are really small, at least half the size of regular seed beads.

"Pieces made with seed beads were mad..."
"These remind me of American Indian s..."
"Hi Beth - I would say Bohemian. Y..."
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Beth Carlson
Backs of beaded set

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Beth Carlson
Closeup of beaded set

"I also had purses like this from Gua..."
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Jan Gaughan
Pastel Screwback Earrings

Designer? Selro/Seleni? Hollycraft? Coro?

"I do not think they are Hollycraft b..."
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Vera Battemarco
Modernist Sterling and Ivory or Tusk jewelry  

All three are signed but I can't find anything on them.

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Vera Battemarco

AIC signature on sterling & ivory or tusk pieces

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Elizabeth Keep

Face of pendant - well made and lovely design - Maker? Date?

"Looks like a stained glass window"
"I just sold a pin/pendant that looke..."
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Elizabeth Keep
Back of pendant

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Elizabeth Keep
Pendant signature
Marked France and capital S

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Elizabeth Keep

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Elizabeth Keep

Does anybody recognize the maker's mark for this dainty bangle?

"Try the Mystery Marks web page: http..."
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Elizabeth Keep
Fruit Basket Pin

Cold enamel, satin finished gold tone and very dimensional brooch -Maker & circa?

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Elizabeth Keep
Back of pin

Clasp mounted on plate is not a repair but original to piece.

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Elizabeth Keep
Side view to show wired fruit

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Lilly Vittetow

Can anyone tell me the proper name for this type of bracelet? Age?

"I have heard them called "self ..."
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Elizabeth Keep

This is poured resin, not vitreous enamel.  Is it still considered plique a jour?  The sig is either PI or PT and I am wondering if that is newer or vintage?

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Elizabeth Keep

Poured Resin Pin Signature

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Shanti Forte

Cobra Earrings

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Shanti Forte
Cobra Earrings

Does anyone recognize the signature?

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Kathy Taylor
Multi-Color Brooch

Any ideas about age and/or maker?

"Could possibly be an unmarked Hattie..."
"Thanks, Kathleen! I shall follow up..."
"un marked Schriner"
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Kathy Taylor
Back of multi-color brooch

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Kathy Taylor
Necklace and earrings set

Any ideas as to maker and/or age?

"These seem to be from late 60s early..."
"This looks from Czech (Tsjechisch)an..."
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Kathy Taylor
Backs of Necklace and Earrings

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Nancy Hopper-Cady

Has anyone seen anything like this?

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Nancy Hopper-Cady

I tested this for Bakelite and it's positive (this wood grain side). I have never seen anything like it... has anyone else?

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Mery Becker
Portrait Brooch

Possible age?

"This is VERY lovely but I would not ..."
"This brooch reminds me of that style..."
"It also looks like a Pre-Raphaelite ..."
"It struck me that she looked sort of..."
"Do I see a tube joint with a newer c..."
"This is definitely not Mucha's work,..."
"Possibly an Irish connection? Those..."
"Ok the name for reverse carved glass..."
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Merry Becker
Portrait Brooch back

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Vera Battemarco

The setting tests as 9 or 10k gold but the woven band seems to be gold over Sterling. It was together with a small group of Civil War era jewelry. The stone is glass, looks like a paste glass stone, not a rhinestone.

Age? Maker?

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Shanti Forte
Guilloche Pin

The front piece is enamel..guilloche..the maltese cross moves.. the points are really spikes.. with an interesting back..size over 2 inches wide.

"I would love to know something about..."
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Shanti Forte
Guilloche Pin

Age? Maker?

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Gayla Esch
Earrings Signed "Civilized N Savage"

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Gayla Esch
"Civilized N Savage"

Does anyone have information on this company or know the signature?

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Gayla Esch
Set signed "Zoom Zoom"

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Gayla Esch
Set signed "Zoom Zoom"

Information on this company/signature?

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Mesh Bracelet
Does anyone recognize the style or know anything about this bracelet?

"Maybe check out Kreisler"
"I have a mesh bracelet that is Weiss..."
"I previously had a similar one. It's..."
"Have seen Hobe' bracelets with simi..."
"I've had two similar pieces, both si..."
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Dianne Lavenburg
Genie Pin
Does anyone recognize this?

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Dianne Lavenburg
Genie Pin back

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Sharon Donson
Unsigned Beauty Necklace & Earrings
Any comments on the gold puffy sun disc shaped beads...where have I seen these before? YSL, Dior ??? How can I describe the glass beads?

"In regard to the important glass bea..."
"Thanks Deb!"
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Sharon Donson
Unsigned Beauty Necklace Back

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Sharon Donson
Unsigned Beauty Earring Clips

Earring clips marked patent 2733491 date 1956.

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Roberta Villanueva
Artisan Necklace

Anyone ever seen work like this before? Supposedly it was bought at a juried art show, but it is not signed.

"What a shame the artist didn't sign ..."
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Roberta Villanueva
Artisan Necklace

Back - Unsigned

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Alison Gadberry
Rhinestone Bracelet

Possible Maker?

"Could this be white topaz in gold or..."
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Alison Gadberry
Rhinestone Bracelet back

"I don't believe that is Fenichel. ..."
"Article on Fenichel can be found at:..."
"Alison, Fenichel did not use those c..."
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Alison Gadberry
Jeweled Enamel Stylized Animal

Does anyone recognize this?

"No, but it looks like it could have ..."
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Alison Gadberry
Jeweled Enamel Stylized Animal back

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Rebecca Fransway

Would anyone call this unsigned clip Austro Hungarian Revival?
Please look carefully and note the pearls and the tiny white floral enameling.

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Rebecca Fransway
Clip back

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Judy Miller
Matisse necklace and Earrings

Does anyone have any idea what this Matisse set has for a design name?Not in the Copper Art Jewelry book.

"No idea what the official name is, b..."
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Deb bee

What does the design on this locket mean?

"It looks like a stylized vine and fe..."
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Delores Benedict

What would you call this pin?
I thought the bottom was a magnifier but it is not. It is just plain glass.

"Possibly to place a picture of a lov..."
"May have been a magnifier once and b..."
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Shanti Forte
Shoe Clips

These are a great size, 2 inches by 2 inches.. They remind me of the Pilgrim shoe design.  Any thoughts about these?

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Shanti Forte
Snake Bracelet

The stone tests as semi precious- maybe a deep orange agate that has a slight black band in it.
Does this design look familiar?

"BloodStone,But not sure of maker"
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Connie Yore
Coral Set

Any information about this lovely set? Maker? Age?

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Deb bee

From the look of this I was thinking Victorian. It says 1/20th 12K Gold Shell. Does that mean gold filled? And is it Victorian or Victorian revival?

"Yes gold filled 100% sure And most f..."
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Deb bee

I found it does have a very small mark inside of some figure mark(Maybe a bird) with arrows. I will try and see if I can get the mark picture but it's very small. The arrows go >figure mark<.

"All I can do Deb is direct you to Ch..."
"Could it possible be a U? ->U<..."
"Mystery solved, I'd say!"
"No, it's not Uncas. It kind of looks..."
"I'm pretty sure because of the marki..."
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Rebecca Fransway

H. Pomerantz brooch with smaller loops on back

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Rebecca Fransway

H. Pomerantz brooch with smaller loops on back

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Boucher Pin

I Know Boucher produced Pieces From Canada, but I have been unable to find any pieces with this mark.When I search Boucher Canada,I come up with pieces produced for the Avon Co.(Canada)
Also , since his wife continued operations in Canada, is this piece from that time period (70's)?

"I'm going to guess here, pure specul..."
"Yes it is a three digit number...053..."
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Boucher Pin back

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This chain is 36 inches long,1/4 of an inch wide. Terminates in fobs/seals. How would you describe it? What was it used for? How was it worn?

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Sue Weaver (Sue in UK)
Bright Necklace

This necklace needs restringing but what age and what is this stone? It feels like stone but dyed? Just love the bright colours that do not come off when cleaned.

"Sue, Howlite is one of the most comm..."
"This looks like a classic Czech harl..."
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Sue Weaver (Sue in UK)
Tiger Eye Necklace

A tiger's eye bead necklace small sized at about 30 cm with beads 7 mm. ?age and is this a child's necklace?

"You don't say what length the neckla..."
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Melissa Hatfield
Flower Ring

It is a more contemporary piece, beautifully made, very substantial. I have searched the web, but can't find one like it, and it is unsigned. Has anyone seen this before, or know the maker?

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Melissa Hatfield
Flower Ring

"Beautiful ring Melissa...possibly Mo..."
"It is unsigned..I thought Monet sign..."
"I imagine they did but didn't know a..."
"Not after they were bought out and p..."
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Erin Buffaline

I have acid tested this brooch and the next one and both are silver, although I don't know if they are 925, 800 etc.

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Erin Buffaline
Brooch back

"I looked but all I could tell was on..."
"The numbers on the brooch back are 9..."
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Erin Buffaline

The larger brooch looks like mother of pearl to me.  It has a tag on the back that reads "Made In XXXX" but I can't read what the "XXXX" is so maybe you'll know.  It looks like "Iran" or "Iraq" to me.

"The first one is probably from Iran ..."
"It is probably camel bone. I have se..."
"I have a bracelet like this and I pu..."
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Erin Buffaline
Brooch back

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Erin Buffaline
Green Necklace

Age? Possible maker?
This necklace and the next set were from my great aunt so they are VERY old.

"I think this is czech peking glass a..."
"What a beautiful necklace! Without ..."
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Erin Buffaline
Green Necklace back

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Erin Buffaline
Purple Necklace

No one has ever been able to tell me what the purple stones are and I would love to know.  You can “see through” them which is what I was trying to show with a few of the pieces.  The earrings had screw backs on them (which I still have).  I just changed them over to pierced so that I could wear them.  Anything you can tell me about this set or the green necklace would be great.

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Erin Buffaline

Purple Earrings with Necklace #88

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Erin Buffaline

Purple Ring with Necklace #88

"These 3 items do not look like a set..."
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Gayla Esch
Cat Pin

It looks really old to me, but it also looks a little like Siam Silver.  It has enamel on it, and is only signed "sterling". If anyone can estimate the age or tell me anything at all about it I would appreciate it.

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Gayla Esch
Cat Pin back

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Beth Carlson

What is this "bubble coating"?
Paint or enamel which has been coated with glass or plastic bubbles. The treatment creates a glowing effect under evening light conditions.

"Wow! This is beautiful! Looks almo..."
"The Czechs used to coat glass beads ..."
"The AB finish dates this after 1955...."
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Linda Vogue
Essex of Canada Crystal Necklace

Essex of Canada AB crystal necklace, very small - perhaps for child?

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Linda Vogue
Essex of Canada

Essex of Canada necklace clasp
Any information on this maker?

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These are drop dead beautiful earrings, anyone know who made them?

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Earring Backs

These are drop dead beautiful earrings, anyone know who made them?

"Unsigned Haskell?"
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Star fish earrings

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Star Fish Earrings

Can anyone read the signature on the star fish earrings?

"Is the last name on the starfish “Mo..."
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Gloria Barnhart

I think some one brought it back from a trip to Italy.
It measures 1 3/4 inches long.
What era do you think it is from?

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Gloria Barnhart
Brooch back

"My best guess would be 50s or 60s. ..."
"It looks like pot metal and the clas..."
"Try doing a search for "Thailan..."
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Dianne Lavenburg
Unsigned Beauty Set

Any ideas as to maker/age?

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Dianne Lavenburg
Unsigned Beauty Set backs

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Dianne Lavenburg

This reminds me of Selro tho it is unsigned.  Nice, heavy construction, fold over clasp with design is what they used, floral detailing in metal.

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Dianne Lavenburg
Bracelet back

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Cheri Van Hoover
Crinkle Brooch

Does anyone recognize the hallmark on this brooch? It sure seems like I ought to know who it is because it looks very familiar, but the name just isn't coming to me.

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Lorna - Jewelry Addiction

Is anyone familiar with a G.R. Peck? That name is attached to this decidedly odd and huge neckring/pendant. The pendant is about 4 1/2" long and 3" wide. The green cab is plastic, thank goodness, or think how heavy it would be!

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Lorna - Jewelry Addiction
Peck ? signature

"there is a GR Peck Designs listed in..."
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Nicole St-Pierre
Pansy Pin

Any information on this pin would be appreciated.

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Nicole St-Pierre
Pansy Pin signature

"Maybe Victoria Conys Daughters jewel..."
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Delores Benedict

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Delores Benedict
Earring signature

Does anyone recognize the signature? Thanks!

"Looks like a conjoined M and C to me..."
"It could be Mary Chavez from San Fel..."
"It could possibly be Marsella or Mar..."
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Sue Stahl
Cameo front

Any information would be appreciated.

"Have you tested the face of the blac..."
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Sue Stahl
Black cameo back

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Sue Stahl
Cameo front

Any ideas as to age, maker, material?

"Carved shell cameo, probably gold or..."
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Sue Stahl
Cameo back

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Kathy Taylor
Necklace Set

Nice green er/necklace set. Can't say as I recognize the specific design, but it has a Hollycraft, Florenza or even Coro look to me.

"Nice green er/necklace set. Can't sa..."
"Another thought, it may be a Selro/S..."
"Thanks, Linda. I was thinking Selro..."
"Just to say I have exactly the same ..."
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Kathy Taylor
Necklace Set backs

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Kathy Taylor
Necklace Clasp

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Cat Thompson
Blue Bead Necklace

I have a blue plastic bead necklace and earrings set my MIL bought in Europe during her grand tour in 1949. She bought these in Italy (still have the receipt) could they possibly be bakelite? They are relatively heavy, make a clunk sound- not molded. The necklace and earrings are a slightly different hue (perhaps because the necklace actually touches your skin).

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Cat Thompson
Blue Bead Necklace Clasp

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Kathy Small
Italian Silver Bracelet

Sterling silver Italian chain bracelet. I went through
the sites and was unable to find this chain design.

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Kathy Small
Pendant with Vendome hangtag

"I have never seen your pendant howev..."
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Wendy K
Elephant Pin

I thought it was one of kind- fixer upper, but this the 2nd one I found with same pin back)

The Elephant is made of Plastic, Lucite.Elaborate design is carved/ stamped into plastic
The Plastic is translucent.

"Any idea how old it is? It looks ne..."
"I have no idea of the age of the ele..."
"Strange pin back. This one is a stum..."
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Wendy K
Elephant Pin back

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Karla Wacker
Cameo Ring

Possible age?

"Re: the habille cameo ring..this typ..."
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Karla Wacker
Cameo ring marks

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Karla Wacker
Cameo bracelet

Age? Maker?

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Karla Wacker
Cameo bracelet

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Karla Wacker
Cameo bracelet

This says LS & Company

"The L.S. & Co. mark appears in my 19..."
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Karla Wacker
Amethyst clamper

Age? Maker?

"Someone mentioned that this may be f..."
"the bangle bracelet has an Edwardian..."
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Karla Wacker
Amethyst clamper

Age? Maker?

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Karen in New Zealand
Trifari Brooch

It is marked Trifari patent
pend, but I can't find the patent. I have looked on Mr Katz site, but can't find it. I think it would have been made around 1951-52. Can anyone help?

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Beverly and Linda
Fishel Nessler Company

We are wondering if we can narrow down the date of this piece by the simple logo it has?

What would you call the style of this brooch?  Egyptian Revival?  Blackamoor?

What about the finish?  It looks like brass on the back.

Any other info and comments would be appreciated!

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Beverly and Linda
Fishel Nessler Company Brooch

"First of all, you did a beautiful jo..."
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Elizabeth Keep (Betsy)

This is a hard enamel ring of the number 18 - is there some significance to the number? The hallmark is clear but I can't locate it anywhere.

"Betsy, Your "18" ring remi..."
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Elizabeth Keep (Betsy)
Ring - Hallmark and Sterling

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Elizabeth Keep (Betsy)

Ring design is a bear paw inside an arrowhead on textured background.  Is there a term for this style of hammered texture?

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Elizabeth Keep (Betsy)

Left to right hallmarks appear to be a bird, an oil well bobbing thing and the letter R inside a diamond. The other side of the shank is marked sterling in English.

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Elizabeth Keep (Betsy)

Glass sets in silver ornate open back band - size 7 as is will close to a 5-1/2.  it is marked 1000. Any idea as to its nationality and does this indicate pure silver or something else - alas no maker's marks to be seen.

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Pat H.
One odd bead bracelet

I seem to remember that there is a designer that includes
one odd colored bead in each of their pieces. The reason
I ask is that I have this turquoise beaded bracelet that has a single pearly bead.

"I think it's one of the European des..."
"It is indeed Langani that uses the b..."
"Beadwork done in Middle Eastern (or ..."
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Kathy Taylor
Wrap bracelet and earrings

Small long seed beads are copper in color, twisted with a gold toned chain. This is a memory wire type bracelet with dangle beads on back.

"The bracelet almost looks like a lov..."
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Kathy Taylor
Wrap bracelet earrings backs

Each earring has 2 bead dangles.  Marked Pat. Pend.

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Kathy Taylor
Brooch & Earring set marked Garicraft

Anybody heard of this company?  I have Googled, RCJ, etc.  Any idea of age?

"Garicraft set looks sort of 60's to ..."
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Kathy Taylor
Garicraft brooch back

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Kathy Taylor
Amber/Topaz Necklace & Earring Set with crescent icing

Unsigned Eisenberg, Weiss, Jobber?

"The first set I have no idea, but it..."
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Kathy Taylor
Amber/Topaz Necklace back

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Nona Grampp
Necklace with beautiful clasp

Could this possibly be Gripoix? It's not signed. Would this be considered "poured" glass?

"The stones in the clasp I would cons..."
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Norma Adams
Silvercraft Brooch

The beautiful brooch in the bad pictured is marked "Silvercraft" on a plaque. The brooch is beautiful - no dull stones or anything.
Does anyone know about Silvercraft?

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Norma Adams
Silvercraft Brooch back with signature on plaque - lower left

Any help is appreciated.

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Carol W

The beads appear hand made, and I think it is silver (will get a friend to test it for me). The pendant is inlaid with crushed turquoise and mother of pearl and is HUGE (3 1/2")
Anyone ever seen anything like it?

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Carol W
Silver Necklace/Pendant back

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Gayla Esch

Has anyone seen this before?

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Gayla Esch
Brooch signature

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Gayla Esch
Sterling earrings

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Gayla Esch
Sterling Earrings signature

Is that an H or is it a specific mark.

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Vera Battemarco
Big Blue Flower Pin

Have you seen this huge 4" long flower before? The center is a pretty large blue Rivoli stone.

"I don't know who made it but I don't..."
"I don't think it is D&E other than t..."
"I have that also...anxious to hear w..."
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Vera Battemarco
Big Blue Flower Pin Back

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I just got this Flamand bakelite compact bracelet, and the design is the same as the Josephine Baker ZouZou bracelet, but the persons name inside is one I can't decipher. I know they made these for different actresses/movies, but every combination I googled for possible names has not determined who this is.

It looks like Sarina Hotive or similar.

"I know a great deal about this type ..."
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Bracelet signature

"I have no clue, but the first letter..."
"Could the first name be Larissa or L..."
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Does anyone have an idea of age for this jet necklace. At least I am pretty sure it is jet and not glass as it is lighter weight and not cold like glass.

"Guessing from the length, it could b..."
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Betsy in Maine

The silver Phoenix is my big mystery. Any help is appreciated.

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Betsy in Maine

Back of pendant signed Saigon

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Gloria Barnhart

Demi Set

The necklace and earrings are not marked but the box they are in is marked admiration creators of fine jewelry.  Could that be the maker?  What would you call this style?  What about its age.  I was thinking 1950's.

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Gloria Barnhart

Demi Set Box marked Admiration
Creators of Fine Jewelry

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Red and Clear Rhinestone Earrings

Does anyone recognize the design? They have clip backs, gold-tone, and, as seen in the pic, red and clear rs.

"The rhinestone ribbons remind me of ..."
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Nicole St-Pierre


It's marked P&M Paris.
Does anyone have know who was behind these initials? It looks like the Cardin futuristic designs

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Nicole St-Pierre

Necklace signature

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Gayla Esch

Necklace & Earrings Set

I can't find a maker on it.  It has the feel of 1960's - 70's to me, but maybe even 1980's based on the estate sale I found it at.  It drives me nuts, because I keep thinking it has to be "something"....yes, maybe I just need to resign myself to an "unsigned beauty."

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Gayla Esch

Necklace and Earring Set backs

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Linda Kripke

It is a black plastic cuff with carved mother of pearl cameos set in sterling.
Could this be Italian?  I was thinking post 1980s.  I really don't know.

Has anyone seen bracelets like this before?  Is it unusual or not?  Would appreciate all opinions.

"No..But Id love to have it..Would yo..."
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Linda Kripke

The Roman woman cameos are Mother of Pearl. The carved Mother of Pearl cameos are set in a sterling edging that definitely looks hand hammered.
The black cuff is a polished plastic, maybe lacquered.

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Melissa Hatfield

Glass Bead Necklace

This necklace is very heavy glass with unusual shaped beads. The largest bead is 14mm. the clasp is a screw in clasp. Date and type of beads???

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Melissa Hatfield

Clasp on Glass Bead Necklace

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Just wondering if anyone knows the maker of this unsigned beauty. I think it looks a little Mazer-ish, no idea if they used tags at one time.

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Necklace back

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Delores Benedict


Found this gorgerous necklace that I think is czech.
Any ideas and how old would you think it is.

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This is a pendant necklace by the K&L company that I am not able to find anything about so would be happy for any info especially when it was made.

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Pendant signature

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Rebecca Fransway

Unsigned Beauty set

I've heard this set is Florenza, but it seems a bit like Selini or even hollycraft. Unsigned beauty but surely a designer piece; it is very heavy, substantial, well made with interesting stones among right ab stones.  Has anyone seen this, or any of its' parts, in a book,or has anyone found signed pieces?   It is massive and gorgeous!

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Rebecca Fransway

Unsigned Beauty back

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Karen Beuning

Trifari Set

I have been researching a Trifari set I got the other day and I
can't find this set or any pieces that may have been in the same "line".
Is anyone familiar with this? Is there a name for this style?

"I have never seen that set. It is v..."
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Vera Battemarco

Snake Bracelet

I have this snake bracelet, flexible, 14k Gold Filled. I cannot find out who made it - there is a maker's mark. Do you recognize it?

I am trying to date it properly too...

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Vera Battemarco

Snake Bracelet signature

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Vera Battemarco

Charm Bracelet

I have this gorgeous, beautifully made charm bracelet with pressed glass Buddhas, gold coins, one large Carnelian color watch fob, enameled heraldic shields, faceted Turquoise color glass cabochons and large odd shaped Baroque pearls.

It feels like it should be signed Freirich, Goldette, Coro or something, the quality is excellent. It has a large spring ring so I am thinking it dates from the 60s. Have you seen one like this?

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Delores Benedict

Green Necklace

This is a gorgeous sterling silver necklace but not sure what the stone would be. They are emerald green and holding up to light you can see your finger. They are cold to the touch.It has a push in clasp almost hidden -
look at top left.

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Rhinestone Set

Does anyone recognize this set or is it just another unsigned pretty? The only mark is Pat Pend on the ear clips.

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Rhinestone Set back

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Necklace and Earrings

First I would like to know if there is a name for these glass stones. They remind me of bullets..not sure why. They are red. The pearl like drops are also glass and the gold tone is matte, maybe 80's matte gold. The clasp is broken. Someone did suggest it may be European but going to see if anyone else has any ideas. It is very well made and heavy. Thanks to anyone who looks.

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Necklace and Earrings backs

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Amy Baker

Little Heart Pendant with Blue Stone

I am leaning toward glass. My Mystery is the Mark on the Bale..and on the chain. It's a bit  unusual in the way the necklace attaches to the O ring with an oblong thick catch. Necklace is not new, but not real old either.Bale seems large for the small pendant, but the joining  rings are the same color and thickness. Bale is thick, with a thick raised oblong cartouche with 0G9 or DG9 depending on how you turn it. Using a loupe the bale looks hand crafted to me.The spring ring clasp is well made.It's not attached properly to the chain -it came off the spring ring catch and whoever just slipped it on the O ring itself. Oblong ends on the chain are marked on both sides CZ  and 925, and on each end. The O ring is also stamped 925. I realize the chain may not be original to the pendant..  
the only CZ I found was CZ for the Italian Province of Catanzaro., but it does not have the other required marks.

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Amy Baker

Little Heart Pendant with Blue Stone

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Pauline Connors

West Germany bead necklace

These gorgeous blue beads have me stumped.  They feel like glass, yet they are pure white inside.
Chalkware? Porcelain?  There are seams suggesting a mold.
The faceted red beads are plastic.
Any information leading to more research or if you happen to know what these are any help would be appreciated.

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RAVA Mouse Brooch front

I have this cute little brooch that is marked sterling and Rava. I have not been able to find out who Rava is.

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RAVA Mouse Brooch back

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Blumenthal pocket watch booch/pin

I have a B. Blumenthal pocket watch brooch/pin. I have found informtion on B. Blumenthal & Co. but, nothing that I am sure about on B. Blumenthal. Is this also part of the B. Bluementhal & Co. or something completely different? I have attached a picture of the front of the brooch/pin and the back to show the Mark. I appreciate any information.

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Blumenthal pocket watch brooch/pin

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Melissa Hatfield

Etched Glass Drop

This lovely etched glass drop is large and features an etched heron on the back. It was almost impossible to photo. Is this art deco, and if so what would it have hung on?

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Melissa Hatfield

Etched Glass Drop

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Melissa Hatfield


These large glass disks are dinensional and have an AB like finish. Were these just worn on a chain? Age?

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Vera Battemarco

Glass Art Deco Brooch

Can't find anything quite like this pendant brooch with glass frame and initials. I would say is custom made but is there a name for the particular style and any idea who might have made it?

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Vera Battemarco

Glass Art Deco Brooch back

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Judy in England

Domed Purple Stone Brooch

This is a gorgeous purple stone, like the purple veil
in Dragon's Breath.
Maker? Age?

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Judy in England

Domed Purple Stone Brooch back

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Barbara J.

Deep Purple Parure - Possible Selro?

This is an unsigned set I purchased at the Portland Antique Show four years ago. It's made of copper with deep purple lucite cabochons and pink rhinestones.

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Barbara J.

Deep Purple Parure - backs

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Barbara J.

Deep Purple Parure Necklace Clasp

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Linda Kripke

Wirth of California Pin

A very unusual pin with a large light amber/beige glass stone surrounded by pave set fiery aurora borealis rhinestones.

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Linda Kripke

Wirth pin back

Back construction.  The pin is signed Wirth of California.
Has anyone ever heard of this company?

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Dawm Vennekohl

Tribal Pendant

I remember something about Louie Armstrong's social club with pieces similar to this and it is driving me crazy. He is huge, about 3 inches.Thanks.

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Blue Necklace

I'm re-visiting this again. The style of bead is interesting.. from my opinion and handling it.. it's pre-50s.

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Blue Necklace

The chain looks 30s could it be 40s although the war was going on ??

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Barbara J.
Deco Bracelet

I am curious if anyone could give me some input to the maker and type of stonein this bracelet. It is marked ?.W sterling and at the other end it is stamped N.S. or S.N. I also realized it can be folded over to decrease the size. A feature that I have not come across in older jewelry.

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Barbara J.
Deco Bracelet signature

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Gloria Barnhart

What is the material of the cameo. From the back it looks like some kind of shell. From the front it looks like glass.
It is marked 925 and then letters that look like a stutter mark.  It looks like ddfftt to me.
The stones around the edge are what look like marcasites to me.  Are they? I have no clue about the age.  Please cameo experts, HELP!!!!!!!
I love how the hair is done.

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Gloria Barnhart
Cameo Back

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Gloria Barnhart
Cameo Mark

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Linda Vogue
Carved Shell Mother of Pearl Bracelet

I think it is interesting, and probably a travel souvenir. Does anyone know where it might have come from? or age? The carving is of a tiger(I think) then 'Evelyn' and flowers with vine around to the end tip. It is fairly small, although I can get it over my hand to wear.

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Linda Vogue
Carved Shell Mother of Pearl Bracelet

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Gloria Barnhart
Butterfly brooch

The mark is TC with a copyright mark. I know it is probably new but I would love to know who they are.I found one place with no examples that suggested it might be Tania's Creations.  So, does anyone know who this company is?

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Gloria Barnhart
Butterfly Brooch

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Heather Alexander
Cameo Brooch

Has anyone ever seen something like this before? It might have a diamond chip set into the hand painted illustration and the gold might be real without a marking.OK, I have now found it to be stamped ITALY K18.  The little illustration is signed MORA or MOGA. I am still uncertain as to whether it is ivory.

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Butterfly Brooch

I got this from a lot I bought and I've tried to find out about it, but can't seem to find info on when it was made. It looks very old. Hopefully you can all help me identify it.

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Butterfly Brooch back

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Gloria Barnhart
New Brooch

Please tell me who you think it is made by. Thanks for any help.

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Gloria Barnhart
Brooch back

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Barbara Diddle Czech
Multi-Colored Brooch

I just wondered if any of you might have an idea on when it was made.  It is not signed, but was there anyone in particular that made these.

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Barbara Diddle Czech
Multi-Colored Brooch back

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Gayla Esch
Siam Sterling Royal Barge - The Golden Swan

I was at an antique store, and decided the price was right, so I picked it up.  The dealer was excited that I purchased it, went to a history book and showed me a picture of it.  It's a Thailand Royal Barge, which can be seen at the Royal Barge Museum.  This particular barge is called 'The Golden Swan" or the Thai name is Suphannahong.
Most online sellers just refer to these barges as 'asian boat" or ship.  It's marked Siam Sterling.

I wonder if they were actually purchased in Thailand at the Royal Barge Museum Gift store?

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Gayla Esch
Siam Sterling Royal Barge- The Golden Swan back

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Cindee Lee

Possible Schreiner set

The 5 mm rhinestones are definitely chaton-cut rhinestones inverted and have the "donut-hole" on the bottom which shows the top of the chaton-cut rhinestone. Although this is a clear diamente rhinestone set, I still believe it to be a Schreiner set. To all the Schreiner collectors and experts...am I wrong? Does this pass the Schreiner test or not? Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Cindee Lee

Possible Schreiner Set back

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Nicole St-Pierre

Brooch from Charlene (JR Auction)


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Nicole St-Pierre

Brooch back
Japanned or gunmetal?

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Lilly Vittetow


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Lilly Vittetow

Earring Backs

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Sue Weaver

I have a brooch that I think can be identified to a maker?

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Sue Weaver

Brooch back

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Gloria Barnhart

Trifari Set

It is marked Trifari with a crown symbol over the T, Pat Pend.  There is no copyright mark.  I have looked through my ref. books and online.  I think it is from the early to mid 1950s.  I would love to know if there is a name for the set.
Thanks to any that respond.

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835 Silver Brooch

I need some help identifying this brooch. I'm thinking it's Scandinavian, but it's only marked 835 KH.
Does anyone recognize the makers mark?

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835 Silver Brooch

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835 Silver Brooch signature

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Vera Battemarco

Modernist Flower Atomic Style Brooch

Found this great fun vintage brooch. It looks to be from the 60s. Have you seen it and can it be a designer piece?  The color is Neon Orange lol It's a hoot!

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Vera Battemarco

Modernist Flower Atomic Style Brooch back

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Deb Bliss
Odd Pin

I picked up a strange pin. It is made of some sort of plastic in a filigree design and painted gold. There is a spot where the gold is missing and it shows red underneath. Any ideas?

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Deb Bliss
Odd Pin back

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Linda Vogue
Earrings with Funnel Element

These earrings look unworn to me but don't know if they are vintage or contemporary. They are unsigned and have glass prong set stones and one on each earring has a funnel looking element. I've looked in my books and online and haven't found any with this element. Am wondering about age and possibly maker?

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Linda Vogue

Earrings with Funnel Element backs

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Jesse Moore

Sterling Earrings

Wonderful pair of Vintage Signed Sterling Earrings... Measures 1 and 1/4 inches wide and 1 and 3/8 inches long. I'm not sure what the stones are that are inlaid in the top, but I believe they are... 1. Coral 2. Black Onyx 3. Turquoise 4. MOP (Mother of Pearl) Am I correct or do you think they might be something different.

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Jesse Moore

Sterling Earrrings with mark

I have searched google and eveywhere else that I can think of including the 925-1000 site and I can not find out what this signature is on the back of the earrings, does anyone know for sure... I was thinking these were Native American, but I'm not sure... Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Copper Necklace

I need help with identifying the maker.

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Copper necklace back

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Jesse Moore

Signed Mexico Sterling Pendant

I do know that it is from the Taxco region because it has the "Eagle 3" mark, but what is bugging me are the three initials that follow the 925 stamp on the back of the pendant... Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Jesse Moore

Signed Mexico Sterling Pendant

Bale is marked "MEXICO" and the back of the pendant has a partial "Eagle 3" mark and 925 with 3 initials "J H M" or "J M M"... Anyone have a clue as to who those initials might refer too... I looked on the 925-1000 site and did not see it there and I don't have any books on Mexico Sterling Marks

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Sue Weaver

Hummingbird Brooch
Sphinx or Boucher?
Just come to list this hummingbird brooch. Have seen it on eBay UK as a Sphinx one. Not totally convinced I ran a check and saw it listed in the US as a Boucher!

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Sue Weaver

Hummingbird Brooch back

It has the numbers 9997 on the back and nothing else. Well made and very pretty.

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Gloria Barnhart

Bracelet and Earrings

This is one weird bracelet and earrings.  I have never had a set like this before.
Does anyone have an idea who made it?

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Gloria Barnhart

Bracelet and Earrings backs

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I wouldn't even know where to start looking for info because I don't know what era it's from. It is a very interesting piece. Not sure if I am reading something that isn't there but on the ring it looks like there's an S with a line across. Thank you!

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Bracelet with signature

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Dianne Lavenburg

Bracelet and Earrings Set

Does anyone know anything about this bracelet?  I assume faux stones.  See the snake.

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Dianne Lavenburg

Bracelet and Earrings Backs

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Dianne Lavenburg

Memory Wire Bracelet

On page 87 of Cathy Gordon's book, there is a similar bracelet in all pink (part of a set).  Cathy remarks that the pin and bracelet were purchased as unsigned Haskell, but the necklace is signed Czech.  Similar sets have been found signed "Japan".  She remarks the set has the characteristics of Haskell, but is it?   What do you think?  Maybe there is no definitive answer but thought I would show it to the group and ask.

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It appears to be a brass with carnelian, jade and rhinestones. Can't decide if it is Victorian or Czech. Any help is appreciated!

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Pendant back

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Gayla Esch


My husband says it's czech...and at first I thought maybe yes - but the woman who sold it to me is an antique dealer, and she said it was brass and very old victorian.  NO, it doesn't look victorian...maybe Nouveau....but is it czech or is it from one of the eastern indian countries???  This is just one of those pieces I'm not totally comfortable being able to ID.

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Gayla Esch

Necklace back

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Gayla Esch

Memory Wire Bracelet

I've had this memory wire bracelet for a while, and every time I pick it up I think, "who made this?"  It's so well made and so HEAVY and so beautiful!  I just keep thinking that someone must have the matching brooch, necklace, earrings or something that is signed and can tell me something about this bracelet.

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Vera Battemarco

Genie Pin

Just wondering if anyone might know who made this Genie.

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Vera Battemarco

Genie Pin back

"How cute! reminds me of ART or Golde..."
"I'm going to go with Florenza."
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enameled with no markings. I have no idea as to the who, where or when. It came is a big mess of stuff, down at the bottom and, amazingly, was undamaged. I love the little flower accents on the rings holding it together. I have seen the same type of accents on jewelry from Siam but my bracelet is totally unmarked. I would greatly appreciate any info as to its pedigree.

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Bracelet back

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Beth Carlson

Sterling Silver Courting Couple Bracelet

No idea on the age, I mean it is definitely an antique. I would guess 1940's or earlier. The gentlemen's costume is somewhat timeless--top hat and cane and long coat, although it looks late 1800's to me, but the girl's dress is short for that time period--although she reminds me of Little Bo-Peep. The little flowers on the edge look also like a Victorian detail. But, it could be later. Any one else have any ideas?

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Tracy Green

Jensen Style Sterling & Baroque Pearls Arts & Crafts Necklace

Have tried with no luck to find the possible maker or country of origin of this circa 1900 collar necklace with Arts & Crafts style leaves and buds/berries around the baroque white pearls. The only mark is "925" impressed on a rectangle on the back.  The box clasp has a four-petal or quatrefoil applied ornament--might this be a clue as to maker or country? I'd have to assume this was either not made for export or made for export to other than the US since by 1891 it would have had to have been marked with country of origin.  Does anyone have any ideas?

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Tracy Green

Jensen Style Sterling & Baroque Pearls Arts & Crafts Necklace

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Vera Battemarco

Pearl Necklace and Bracelet

Anyone seen the mark on this set of pearls, necklace and bracelet?  I wish it was Mikimoto but I don't think it is...

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Vera Battemarco

Pearl Necklace & Bracelet Signature

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Gayla Esch

Is this a Selro or Selini Bracelet Back?

The style of the bracelet doesn't remind me of what I would think was Selini, but I have been through tons of sites and I can't find a similar back to this one.

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Gayla Esch

Is this a Selro or Selini Bracelet Back?

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Florenza Earrings

Is there a specific name for the cabs in these Florenza earrings?  They are translucent but have an iridescent finish.

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Brooch & Earrings Set

Is this a real set or a "marriage"? Colors of stones are identical as far as I can see but the stones used in the earrings are a different shape--I guess that shouldn't matter.

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Carol Wills Laurito

Horse Head Pendant

The pendant is signed on the back with a copyright symbol and SIR-R. I can find nothing about this designer/company and so thought one of the group might be able to figure it out.

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Carol Wills Laurito

Horse Head Pendant Signature

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Rita Perloff

Enamel Bracelet

Enamel bracelet, unusual as it has a white background but
sort of transparent is the best way I can describe it, then each link has a raised and very detailed enamel flowers. There is a mark on the clasp--can't make it out thought. Anyone recognize the technique/style?

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Rita Perloff

Enamel Bracelet Back

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Rita Perloff

Enamel Bracelet mark

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Dianne Lavenburg


1. Do you think it is commercial or an artisan piece?  Note the close-up of the sterling mark which appears commercial.  However, there appears to be a another scribble on the back of the stone next to it which really doesn't make any sense...perhaps somebody just scratched it, but it's curious.

2. Also on the close up, notice that the metal isn't joined straight together.  Do you think it was a break and repaired?  It does not move at all and I can't see a solder mark.  It's another reason I question if it is a commercial piece.

3. What era do you think this is. It strikes me as mid century but if it's artisan, it could be any time.

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Dianne Lavenburg

Bracelet marked sterling & a scribble?

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Betsy in Maine

Marius Hammer Brooch

Marius Hammer Brooch with mystery stone - blue with speckles and Black with black fissure and what appears to be pyrite speckles when viewed under magnification.  Googled half the night and could not find a similar one.

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Betsy in Maine

Marius Hammer Brooch

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Nicole St-Pierre


Large bracelet-glass-resin
Ever seen this? Sign on every pannel.

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Nicole St-Pierre


Signature or not? It is on the back of every panel.

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Melissa Hatfield

Blue Glass Necklace Set

Can anyone help me with the age or maker of this gorgeous set?  The blue glass is heavily faceted and has a purple flash. It is foiled. The back has a lovely pattern. Is this old, or a newer copy of an older piece? If old, what would be the age? thanks for any help!

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Melissa Hatfield

Blue Glass Necklace set

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Red Dress Clips

I got these two dress clips that are absolutely gorgeous. They are
unmarked. I have gone through all the pictures on the patient sites and also googled. I am wondering if they originally were Coro duettes that lost their
duette back. Or are they someone else, or just unsigned beautiful clips.

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Red Dress Clips

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Amy Baker

Scrolled Bar Link Chain Necklace

36" Chain is marked in two area's  Sterling with what looks like a letter M in a circle. it  has a scrolled Vine leaf design on the bars  and of course not original to the 1971 SC "Wisteria" necklace .. The bars tested positive for sterling.  If someone has time to  take a look and  help me with a date I certainly would appreciate it.. I am guessing 1940's - 50's.  link below..

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Hummingbird Pin

In need of help for a mark at the back of a pin I recently purchased. i have searched online including the RCJ site. On here there was a question about LP jewelry but it was geared towards Lucien Piccard but there was no mention of what mark he uses.

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Hummingbird Pin Signature

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Nicole St-Pierre

Copper Bracelet

Truly would like to identify age and provenance of a wide copper bracelet.

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Nicole St-Pierre

Copper Bracelet

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Gloria Barnhart

Demi Set

Isn't this an over the top demi?  The brooch measures 4 1/4 inches by 3 inches.  The earrings measure 3 inches by 2 inches.  I can not read the mark.  It looks like the first letter is a K and the last looks like an N.  Please take a look an see if you can read the mark.

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Gloria Barnhart

Demi Set Signature

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Andie Haynes


I scoured my books and all the reference sites, etc. I did find one Ruby Lane listing of a sterling mate with hallmarks but they don't know the origin either. Mine is gold plated and there are no hallmarks. Although my photos don't show it, the gold plating and enamel do show wear/age.

Any idea of the origin (or any other info) would be greatly appreciated.

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Andie Haynes

Brooch back

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Gloria Barnhart

Necklace with signature seen in next photo

I know this is a newer necklace but I would love to know who made it.  I don't even know where to start to look up this mark.  It is the letter A with what looks like two wings.
Has anyone seen this mark?  Thanks for any help.

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Gloria Barnhart

Necklace - possibly newer - signature A with what looks like wings

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Brass Necklace

I wonder if anyone would take a look at this necklace and tell me if they any any idea as to when or where it was made. I do not know where to look. Also would it be at all accurate to describe this as Egyptian influence or revival?

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Brass Necklace clasp

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Linda Vogue

Wrap Around Earrings

Approximate age?  Name for this design?
Matte black hammered metal in a paper Christmas tree garland style.  Three rows of prong set clear rhinestones - 28 RS total on each earring.

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Nicole St-Pierre

"Glass" or "Crystal" Necklace

Not sure at all about this old "glass" necklace; how can you tell if it's crystal? It's heavy but has a very simple pewter and brass clasp. How old could it be?

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Nicole St-Pierre

Sherman Senator Cuff Links

Also, does someone know if Sherman used fake stones or genuine for its Senator cuff links line?

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Sue Weaver

Sarah Coventry Brooch

I have a Sarah Coventry brooch signed GB. Have looked at all the usual sources but have been unable to identify its name/date or whether anything else was made to match. Anyone able to help?

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Mary Ann Wilson


I have had this set for years and have not been able to find any info about it at all. I have ongoing searches at Google Alerts & Ebay and I often check on RL etc. I've searched  many different ways(moonstone, opalescent, faux opal...) to no avail. It is very well made and heavyweight and in great condition, in my opinion.

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Mary Ann Wilson

Parure back in goldtone

"Possible Hobe? Weiss?"
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Nicole St-Pierre

Necklace Extender

I have a necklace with an extender I've never seen and wonder if it could be from Austria or else? Not signed. The rhinestones are set high on extender.

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Nicole St-Pierre

Necklace extender set

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Gloria Barnhart

Coro Necklace

I am trying to figure out the age of this Coro necklace.  It is marked Coro Desc. Pat. Pend.  The last three words are hard to see because it is plated over the words.

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Gayla Esch
Made in Italy Bead Necklace

I've had this necklace for weeks now, and I just can't think of who makes it and I can't find a similar one on line.

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Gayla Esch
Made in Italy Bead Necklace clasp

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Delores Benedict

How old do you think this is?
Mother of pearl shell with what I think is brass elephant heads.
It is a slip on bangle.

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Turtle Chatelaine

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Turtle Chatelaine

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Possible Boucher?

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Possible Boucher?

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Linda Vogue
Green Bracelet

Is there a name for these goldtone metal beads that looked pinched? Are they even called beads?

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Amy Baker

gold-'21 Necklace

Newer contemporary, very well made.  Marked on a raised oval cartouche "gold-'21" ( just as I have typed and all in lower case)
Measures 17 inches.
Any information is appreciated.

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Amy Baker

gold-'21 signature on cartouche

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Jesse Moore
Grasshopper Pendant/Necklace

Chain measures 20 inches from end to end and the pendant measures 1 and 1/4 inches from end to end and 3/4 inches tall including the oval jump ring.

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Jesse Moore
Grasshopper Pendant/Necklace

Signed on the back "IMAH Plata 925 M"... At first I thought it was silver plated, but I did a search on http://925-1000.com in the forums and found the same pendant, but the pendant on the forums also had "MOR"... I found out that the work PLATA in spanish means "Silver"... It also stated that this is NOT from Mexico, but more than likely from Spain... Anyone have any other info or possibly a site where I can look at Spain Hallmarks???

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Rebecca Fransway
Unsigned Beauty Necklace

This necklace is an unsigned beauty but obviously a designer piece. Does
anyone recognize the end-piece on the necklace chain
or otherwise know who the designer might be? If so, thank you. I would
love to find the earrings or bracelet!

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Judi Bolan
Gold Glass Bead Necklace

The crinkled glass beads are a golden color, maybe gold foil inside?? barrel clasp...I just thought the beads were so different than most I have seen...any ideas??

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Nancy Cox
Mark on Cross

Is this mark familiar to anyone? I don't think it is Mexican but am not sure who else uses 925.

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Nancy Cox
Mark on Cross

I assume it is sterling silver but it doesn't react like silver, more like pot metal. BTW, I didn't put all that silver polish in there. I have to get it out!

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Unsigned Demi

Any help would be appreciated. The earrings do have a Pat Pend mark.

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Unsigned Demi Backs

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Silver Bracelet

Does anyone know this maker's mark? The silver hallmarks link doesn't show
anything, either do my silver books.
It's the word Silver then an L in a circle then Mexico.
Thank you in advance for any help.

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Silver Bracelet

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Sterling Silver 925 Shell Earrings

Measures 1 inch wide by 3/4 of an inch in length. Lightweight, Hollow . . . Marked "ND 925" on the back of both earrings. According to 925-1000 website these could be either from Thailand Early 1980's or could possibly be Danish in origin: Danish Silversmith who used this "ND" mare were: http://www.925-1000.com/denmarkN.html Just scroll down to the "ND" marks... The earring clip backs are ones I have seen before, but not too many. . . I bought them at an Etstate Sale in Little Rock... Anyone else have any info...

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Sterling Silver 925 Shell Earrings

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I picked up this small bracelet on the weekend and have been trying to do some research. I have found something very like it online. The person selling the similar item thinks theirs might be a Lea Stein. I have never had any thing Lea Stein and know very little about this creator. I would welcome any opinions.

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Carole in Indiana

Is there a name for this particular type of hinge?

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Dianne Lavenburg
Dress Clip

It is as found, very dark, dirty, some missing rhinestones in the earrings, but I just could not pass him up, but who is he?  Who made him?  First thought was Joseff but I think all Joseff piece were signed...no?  So, I don't have a clue.  Should I clean him?  Is he brass?  Any ideas?

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Dianne Lavenburg
Dress Clip back

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This necklace has glass beads that on one half of each side of the bead has tracing in the glass that remind me of the way a log looks when you take the bark off and you can see the paths made by little critters.The person who gave me this necklace claim these marks are hand carved in the production process. This seems unlikely to me. Should I just call these art glass or is there a better name?

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Necklace closeup

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Orange Bead Necklace

This necklace has some sort of plastic beads and a really neat neck closure that I have not seen before. Is there a name for this? I am leaning to swivel clasp but I am wondering if there is a correct name.

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Orange Bead Necklace Clasp

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Tess in TN
"Strange Juliana"

Is this D&E/Juliana? Interesting construction. I would appreciate any information about this beautiful, unusual piece.

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Tess in TN
"Strange Juliana" backs

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