Featured Any ideas on this necklace? Turquoise?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by cxgirl, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    this belongs to a friend, I'm so lost with jewelry I have no idea.
    No marks on this, a magnet doesn't stick to it. would this be turquoise? The stone are very shiny, maybe a shellac finish on them, not sure if they did stuff like that? Maybe an artisan piece?
    any information appreciated.
    thanks for looking:)
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That's quite interesting. No marks?

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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Not sure it is stone. Looks like glass with that high shine.

    Interesting piece.
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Someone will know (but I don't.) But modernist and quite attractive.

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  5. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks Debora, no marks at all:)

    thanks cluttered:) I wondered if maybe glass because of the shine on it
    fingers crossed someone will know:)
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  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Bloodstone?? Or maybe not enough blue in it...........

    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
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  7. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    I like it too and it looks like
    No clue either but it looks like silver with fused glass jewels. Agree it’s very attractive.
  8. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks Aquitaine and reader:)
    I have no idea if stone, I think maybe glass?
    fused jewels makes sense, thanks reader:)
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Definitely glass. The metal would need to be tested to be sure.
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  10. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Agree that the metal must be tested.
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Really nice, and I agree with glass for the 'stones'. The metal could be pewter, but it is best to have it tested, as said by the others.
  12. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Very cool piece, agree w/others about testing the metal. Looks 1960s or so. Reminds me in style of some of the 60's Renoir/Matisse pieces, but not thinking this is from that company. Or a bit of a Nordic vibe, maybe?? If it winds up being sterling I'd check if the hook was possibly replaced, you'd almost expect some kind of mark on this if sterling.

    Really pretty.
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  13. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    I doubt that it’s 60s and if we’re playing guessing games I’d go US or somewhere Nordic too. I could certainly be wrong but my understanding is that fused art glass barely existed in the 60s. That was the very start of the American studio glass movement which was pretty much influenced by Italy and IMO there’s nothing Italian about that piece.

    I really think it’s American studio glass and would place it no earlier than 70s and easily later.
  14. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Looking closer I don’t think it’s silver either and wondering if it’s a newer costume piece but pretty regardless.
  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It's spatter glass, which has been around for a fair old time. Some of those cabochons are very like Welz glass.
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  16. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks for all the replies folks:)
    I saw the piece in person yesterday, spatter glass it is- thanks for that bear, that never crossed my mind:)
    the metal is just metal, silver in colour only, very nice looking piece in person:)
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  17. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I bet it looks good on. A local upscale consignment store would probably put a big whack on it and take $30 when the dust settled. No idea what the seller had on it.
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