Featured Cameos, Jelly Opal?, Lover's Knot? Necklace

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KikoBlueEyes, Feb 11, 2023.

  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    These pieces also were from the jewelry sales at the Discovery shop. Mostly costume jewelry this time, and I bought a few pieces that I found interesting. I have specific questions about each of these items. I would really appreciate any comments.

    1. Real Cameo? I don't know much about how cameos should look. Is this a real shell of something applied onto a shell?

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    2. Smoky Quartz or Glass Intaglio?

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    3. Jelly Opal and Amethyst? Sterling Ring from China with HT? Mark. I wasn't sure of the stones - maybe just glass.

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    4. Necklace with knot and turquoise

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Real shell.

    Real glass. "Headband Girl."
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  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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    Excellent. Real Shell

    I have to look up headband girl. "real glass" :D
    Thank you.
  4. Rufus@frockstarvintage

    Rufus@frockstarvintage Well-Known Member

    Real shell and glass, as Bronwen stated. Such an attractive frame on the first!
    The ring looks contemporary - I found an eBay item that attributes the HT mark to Harold Trujillo :


    Any marks on the necklace? Possibly glass or plastic stones imo.
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  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Chances are a lot of the search results would be links back to this forum. We have mentioned Headband Girl & Ponytail Girl many times, here & there. They are the 2 most reproduced cameo/intaglio images out there. Those are not official designations, or didn't start out being. I have a feeling I started 'Headband Girl'; not sure whether same is true for Ms. Ponytail or I picked it up somewhere. HBG turns up in W. German jewellery & I suspect she originated there, not sure. Clearly sold to makers all over & comes in all varieties: cameo/intaglio; right facing/left facing; all colors. Unlike Ponytail girl, she seems to come only in glass; I have never seen her in actual shell.
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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Necklace is sixties. I've a fair few in gold tone with those "turquoise" studs, it was a Thing.

    I think those intaglio glass plaques were Czech, used all over.
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Probably. Can you have it tested somewhere?
    Turquoise glass.
    Harold Trujillo doesn't sound very Chinese.:confused::playful:
  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It's concatenation: real name is Tru Hi Yo.
  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I love this and the word too! :D Tru Hi Yo
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  10. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I searched and searched the necklace and nothing. I thought it would like nice when I wear a casual turtleneck sweater and jeans.
    Thanks for the confirmation about the shell and glass. I was hoping it was quartz, but what is nice is the figure.
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  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    The only jeweler near me that wasn't high end went under during COVID. Everybody else has locked doors and guards. Not much for casual inspection unless you come with a boatload of cash.
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  12. Satin In A Coffin

    Satin In A Coffin Well-Known Member

    I like the stylized curls on the cameo.
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  13. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I loved those too. The pin in the back is long too, so I think that points to age.
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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    The hinge, clasp, bail & lady's hairstyle all say late 40s - 50s.
  15. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Perfect. Thank you for this time frame. It will allow me to research it further.
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