Featured Carved brooch

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Ratsy Brown, Feb 3, 2023.

  1. Ratsy Brown

    Ratsy Brown Well-Known Member

    Just checking i have got my facts correct before i list: Japanese, chrysanthemum, mother of pearl?

    5.5cm x 3.5cm

    Thanks, and enjoy

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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    MOP, yes, and chrysanth, but many of these were made in Bethlehem.
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  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Probably synthetic MOP beause the back is flat. At that thickness it would almost have to be curved. Not a big deal because the carving is the valuable part. It doesn't look like most of what I associate with Israel, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be. The design looks more Japanese or Chinese.
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  4. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Japanese and mother of pearl (natural! there are some big nacreous shells;)).
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2023
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  6. silverbell

    silverbell Well-Known Member

  7. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Nacreous - another new term . I like that.
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  8. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Out of curiosity I looked up synthetic MOP. Fascinating article of lab Mop. Might be hard to tell the difference. I was just wondering if synthetic would be warmer to the touch.
  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Probably, but I've honestly never cared enough to find out.
  10. Ratsy Brown

    Ratsy Brown Well-Known Member

    I would never have thought MOP would be valuable enough to justify creating it. Mine is curved slightly, so i would think natural. Thanks all.
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  11. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    It's a beauty, I would have grabbed it so fast the seller's head would be spinning :D
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