Featured costume jewellery pendant, or something nicer

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by charlie cheswick, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hey folks

    found this today (was only a pound so no hurt feelings!!)

    was wondering if it was just a costume piece, or something better

    cant figure what the centre stone is (feels like a stone)

    there are 2 little cherub type figures either side of the big stone

    no markings apart from the symbol on the back

    any thoughts appreciated

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  2. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Looks like costume to me. The large stone looks like glass, the small ones probably are also. You are missing a small one above the large one :sorry:
     
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks marie

    i just wanted to make sure

    i thinks theres 2 little ones missing

    i quite like it, so will be a wearer, not a seller !
     
  4. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    I see two faces looking at me, I wonder who they are?
    Or is that just the photo?
     
  5. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah, i didnt even notice them untill i got home

    they sort of look like evil cherubs !!
     
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  6. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Close up please, when they are nearby, not important (just curious) :smuggrin:
     
  7. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah no worries, will do so, they seem to look as if their climbing out
     
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The style is inspired by mid to late 19th century Austro-Hungarian. The manufacturer could also be in that region, maybe Austria?
    Did anyone say, you are missing the central dangle as well? You could replace that with a teardrop shaped turquoise glass bead, and it will look pretty.:)
     
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  9. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks Aj

    what it was really missing was your wonderful help

    ive taken the bottom link out to use as a link to a chain

    might take off the other 2 to make it look less girly !!
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A chain is a good idea.
    This is the style, they also used a lot of turqoise, mother of pearl, pearls, and glass, and often included shell shapes and cherubs. These are from the German minority in Transsylvania, present day Romania:
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    An Austro-Hungarian pendant from Slovakia, from my own collection. Silver and garnets, with the shell shapes your pendant has as well:
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  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thats well lovely, ive added my silver crucifix to my pendant

    ive taken a pic, will post later
     
  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    kind of looks alright, tried to get a closer pic of the cherub as well

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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Charlie, I prefer the original pendants.:sorry:
     
  15. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah,i know what your saying, can always put em back on

    looks a bit less feminine without them though
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    But this way you have two very different styles. You need a more Baroque style crucifix.
     
  17. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah, i agree, thats whats not quite right, the straightness of the cross doesnt go does it

    back to the drawing board !!
     
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Charlie, I just found this silver pendant, looks like a close relative of yours, except no stones:
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    The seller is in Austria and sells vintage traditional Austrian and antique Austro-Hungarian jewellery. He rarely specifies a region or period, but has beautiful stuff. I buy from him occasionally, and then spend hours trying to find out if there are microscopic stamps and where they are from.
     
  19. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The French and the Portuguese are notorious for itty bitty marks. I recently found a Polish bracelet with the same affliction. No need to worry about finding any on the piece that started the thread. I'd put a much more ornate cross on it too, if cross there be.
     
  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Maybe something along these lines, from NW Germany, I don't know exactly where (yet).
    Sorry, too early for focus....:sorry:
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