Earrings and necklace question? Asian? And what do these earring say?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Michelle Collins, May 19, 2019.

  1. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The necklace looks like early 70s, and the dangle wants to be Sarah Coventry.
     
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  3. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    The earrings are Sarah Coventry?
     
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  4. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    I got these at my first ever estate sale. The previous owner traveled the world, I was told by her neighbor. The amount of jewelry was insane.

    There were also these I wanted to know about.
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  5. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    And these. Spain? They are magnetic. Birds.JPG Capture.JPG IMG_20190520_102216354.jpg
     
  6. Joan

    Joan Well-Known Member

    I like the necklace and agree with evelyb30 that it looks early 70s -- maybe 60s. I've seen vintage necklaces with the same dangle, but have never found a signature, and have wondered who the maker was (pretty sure it's American). I've only seen two styles of Sarah Coventry dangles (shown below). I can't help with the earrings.
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  7. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Ah OK. That is what she meant by the dangle. Good information. Thank you both!
     
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The black and gold ones are indeed from Spain. Damascene from Toledo, albeit not of the highest quality, so tourist souvenirs probably. 1960s ish.
     
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  9. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    The first piece definitely wants to be Sarah Cov (in many ways), but I agree that it isn't.

    I do think it's meant to mimic one of several embroidery stiches called the "forbidden stitch" (though unlikely there was ever such a thing as a stitch that was forbidden) and associated with Chinese embroidery.

    For more info: http://www.marlamallett.com/forbidden_stitch.htm

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  10. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Wow! Thanks!
     
  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Oh, and the MOP ones probably say something like long life. Almost certainly bought in Hong Kong.
     
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  12. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I think the earrings in the first pic are meant to represent "fu" (fortune) and I believe they're backwards (and not particularly accurate, so, as someone who knows no Chinese, I have no idea if the "offness" is stylistic, poor workmanship, or a different word entirely, lol).

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fu_(character)

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  13. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Not sure about the mother of pearl. I think that is just the way the picture came out. They are not cold and don't have that iridescent look to them, but I could be wrong. They are light weight and discolored in places and appear to be hand carved? 2019-05-20-11-42-51-874.jpg 2019-05-20-11-42-34-597.jpg 2019-05-20-11-37-37-687.jpg
     
  14. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Could just mean FU :wacky: Wouldn't that be funny!
     
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  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The ones I have are MOP, and hand carved. Yours look different, now that I can see a close up. Ivory perhaps.
     
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  16. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Maybe something like this? https://www.etsy.com/listing/653667...gallery-6-11&referring_page_type=market&frs=1
     
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  17. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  18. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Maybe @Any Jewelry knows something about this. It is a good idea to have a separate thread for each piece. (Things can get overlooked if there’s too many items in one thread) :)
     
  19. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The first necklace could be something like Lisner or BSK; it's definitely American, but whodunnit ... dunno. The Chinese writing earrings could be either bone or ivory; they made both, but ivory generally didn't just get costume clips. Those could also be replacements.

    The Spanish ones are Spanish, and the ones with the blue glass are ... probably department store.
     
  20. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    I kinda thought that about the blue ones too. I remember wearing anklets in the 90's that looked like that.
     
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