Featured Hello friends <3-beads & brooch & locket!

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by BoudiccaJones, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Hope all my friends are good! <3 <3 <3 xxXXxx

    Got a few eBay goodies...(as per, not much cash was swapped for the shinies as I am still mega tight) ( the locket was described as a brass pendant but I thought I could see a hinge so risked a few pounds,love lockets...oh except the pendant thing, got that from booty years ago )xx

    Could anyone perhaps give me some terms to look for the stones on the locket and the pendant, perhaps,please? xx
    (As ever I am totally clueless so anything about them would be good,thank you xx)

    No markings at all, it's an indentation of some kind on the back, it's about 2 inches long (5 cms) and and inch and a half across( 4 cms) ( is there another measurement I have forgotten?
    Can never remember if there are three or two xx
    (I don't think it's rust at the top back, look like solder of some kind)
    SO MANY brown stones and none look like this to ME...but...
    It's sort of brown...and...brown.
    So brown with darker brown bits.
    Feels cold like a stone
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    Got these in a lot, could they be trade beads,friends?
    White inner bit.
    On ropey stuff but has a clasp which feels like gold to me but again,tis me...it's approx 16 inches long.
    Feels like glass and they are, to me,delightful.
    Remind me of pomegranate seeds.
    Not that I am THAT fond of pom seeds,these are much nicer to me
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    This I love (I put the stuff at the top,the chain and other locket) )
    It's approx an inch and a bit across (3 cms) & about the same down.
    (The stone has sticky stuff at the back of it )
    Wondered if it could be an agate of some type? It has a nasty crack all the way through it )
    It's sort of red with darker speckles.
    Could it be early 19th? xxx
    No markings

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    The stuff at the back of the stone is stickiness
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    Thank you everyone,as ever xxxx
     
  2. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Whilst I'm here,got this from ebay also for a few pounds...is there any chance it's NA?( Love it anyway so not bad if not)
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    Clasp says 925
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    This says STERLING and SY,the links are beautifully small, feels lovely. Entire thing is 7 inches ( 17cms)
    xxxx
     
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The bracelet is a bear paw pattern. Could be NA, but it's at least South Western. That's a mourning locket, mid to late 19th,probably gold. Bloodstone I think. Beads are dyed somethings, older, might be pre WW2. Pendant may be low grade silver, forgotten what that stone is.
     
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  4. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Thank you my lovely Mrs. B xxx

    The pendant is gold in colour, doesn't smell brassy ... thought possibly bloodstone but doesn't that have green? Or is that just sometimes?) xx

    (The beads I think are glass? They have a white centre and a red layer, thought they looked a bit like these on etsy. )
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/market/antique_venetian_red_white_heart_trade_beads


    I thought I found a source where I saw an artist that signed SY like mine but quelle surprise!!! Can't find it!

    Thank you again my lovely xxx
     
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I've seen bloodstone like that, but let's see what others think. I do think gold. That blue watered moire fabric is typical of Victorian brooches too.

    Missed the SY. If it's Navajo, it will be Yazzie as a family name. Sally or Sampson Yazzie. Very nice find.

    http://www.art-amerindien.com/hallmarks/s-american-indian-jewelry-marks.htm

    I see what you mean about the beads on Etsy! It's an old clasp.
     
  6. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I got there before you. ;)
     
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The mark on the bear paw 'shadowbox' bracelet looks like the Sally Yazzie mark, only the letters are thinner. The bracelet is also more delicate and 'mainstream' than her usual work, so I'm not so sure.
    Could be by a Yazzie, there are many of them.;)
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, they are glass, lovely faux coral beads, and I think you are right, possible a gold clasp. Not trade beads, but faux coral of the type that was popular during the early 20th century.
    They are not white heart beads though, with white heart beads the white centre also shows as a white ring around the beadhole.

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  10. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    You know what they say...great minds think alike :rolleyes:
     
  11. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Thank you,friends!! Great info as always xx

    The beads do have a white ring 'round the beadholes, they are like the ones above...they are teeny and hard to take a pic of. Going to go n try xx
     
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  12. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

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    My AJ, are these like the faux coral ones you mentioned perhaps ?

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    (They are on this)
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    Thank you everyone xx
     
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  13. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Fabulous,gives me something to search! Thank you xxx
     
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Those look like real coral.:)
     
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  15. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Goodness every time you speak to me something else gets even better! Thank you <3
     
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  16. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    So with the white centre now visible, do you think these are trade beads,friends?
     
  17. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I would call both mottled stones jasper & leave it at that. Bloodstone is a particular type of jasper.
     
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  18. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Excellent,thanks Cuz xxx
     
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  19. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I do. And others look like real coral to me too.
     
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  20. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Cuz,thank you again <3
     
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