Featured Better Newer Costume Jewelry - Questions

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KikoBlueEyes, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I have been gathering up various bits of costume jewelry for a few months, and this lot contains some better, I hope, pieces. Some of them are not marked or I don't know the stone, so I have questions. Any comments or thoughts would be appreciated on the following:

    1. Amber cross necklace with butterfly dangle. I checked it, and it is amber.


    2. Green and blue stone earrings with sterling silver stamp. What do you think the stone is?

    3. Rippled brown stone pendant. The surround looks silver to me but it is unmarked. What is the stone?

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    4. Is this as claimed: Ivory, Emeralds, Rubies and Gold Pendant.

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    5. Highly faceted stone - Quite small - Any thoughts as to stone?


    There are two more, but ran out of picture space. See the next post please.
  2. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    6. Ammonite? in silver - where did it come from?


    7. What stone is this?

  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    6 looks like nautilus shell.
    7 leopardskin jasper on top
  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Excellent. Thank you very much!
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  5. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I'll take a guess at the square stone in #7 - ocean jasper.
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  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Thanks very much. That is very helpful.
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  7. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    @Hollyblue - what differences would a person look for between leopard skin & ocean jasper? Just for my own education. . .I have a couple of eBay pendants that were called 'ocean jasper'.
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  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Ocean jasper has a lot of colors.
  9. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hollyblue! Yep, my pendants are quite colorful.
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  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    3 maybe mahogany obsidian
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  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Wow. I’ve heard of that! How wonderful
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The blue stone might be blue topaz or blue zircon.

    I posted a huge necklace a week or so back which had ocean jasper.

    I've seen that butterfly dangle, I think there's something in the Hoard. The ammonite and earrings look like nice modern Indonesian/Balinese.
  13. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I was hoping blue topaz. I need to get a gem tester!
    I'll look at your post for the ocean jasper necklace, though I study your posts pretty carefully. :)
    I'm not going to keep the cross necklace. I just bought it, to see if it was amber. I was hoping to find the dangle, so I can know maker.
    Excellent about the Indonesian/Balinese pieces. Although I don't have pierced ears, I was interested in these because of the stones and designs. The Nautilus ahell is large and so cool.
    As always I appreciate your insights into what I have. Thank you so much.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2021
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  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    This was the necklace: made by a South African artist.

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  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    4 is ivory. Don't think there's any way to know about the stones & metal from photos.
  16. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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  17. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Okay. Those were quick and dirty photos, as Riley was insisting on getting into the light box. A fight that went on for a half and hour. I'll take better this afternoon. I’ll lock her out of the room and not listen to the screaming. Thank you.
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  18. Brian Warshaw

    Brian Warshaw Well-Known Member

    I instantly thought, 'that a chip off the old mahogany block'; but I didn't have the chutzpah to say it out loud.
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  19. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Brian. Perfect. Made me giggle. I knew I had heard of Mahogany Obsidian, actually I realized I have a chunk of it after @Hollyblue identified it.

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  20. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Ammonites are fossils,you have a modern sea shell.
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