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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Xristina, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

    OK, not so mysterious as I think it is Persian (but I might be wrong, it happened before) and mother of pearl (storyteller type).. but I have no idea what the black material it is and the question is... should I try to remove it or leave it the way it is ? Any way of verifying if it's glass or turquoise ? Thank you so much ! :):)


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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    That looks like reverse painted glass .Im guessing the turquiose is glass as well. Id call it better than average "costume" and very pretty . I think some age as well. Im no expert though.
  3. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    Agreed glass centers with the birds and turquoise...brass back, possibly Peruvian?
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd say Persian for sure; the centers are painted mother of pearl or a good simulant. Classical Persian. The setting oddly looks like brass; I've never seen those painted pieces in a costume setting before.
  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Agree with evelyb. Persian, so most likely Persian turquoise not glass.
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  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The back is brass, so those bits could easily be glass.
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  7. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

    Thank you, everybody !
    Maybe the black gunk is some sort of glue to keep it together.. so it wouldn't be wise to try clean it.. ;)
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Absolutely Persian, and really nice. And yes, mother of pearl painted with birds, symbolizing paradise, and hunters or polo players. My guess is the blue stones are glass, but could you take a close up of one the pendants?
    The black gunk is meant to be there.:)
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  9. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

    I will take pictures tonight, thank you ! And I'm glad I don't need to clean the black gunk.. I had no idea how do to it..
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Another problem solved.:playful: It makes the blue and mop stand out more.:)
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  11. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Pretty pendant!!!
    Glad you didn't try to remove the black "gunk"! That could damage the paintings...
    How are the "turquoises" held? I can't see any setting bezels nor prongs, so suspecting they are glued... Another no no for cleaning;)
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  12. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

    Sorry it took me so long, but here it is... It looks like the turquoises are actually glass and glued ?
    Thank you for stopping me.. sometimes I have strange impulses to clean some jewelry and not always end well.. :inpain::inpain:

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  13. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    The turquoise is so uniform in size, shape & color, I have to think glass. If kyra is correct & they are glued in, that's another clue. There's no reason for the MOP not to be real though.
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Right again, glass cabochons. And 100% mop.:)
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  15. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

    Thank you!

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :)
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You too, Xristina.:)
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