Featured Help with Coral, Seed Beads and I Don't Know What They Are

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by cxgirl, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi All,
    A few pieces I need some help with.
    any information appreciated.
    thanks for looking :)
    #1 Coral branch necklace and clip-on earrings, the necklace is 18 1/2"L, maybe brass clasp? The colour is very uniform, so maybe dyed? Some discolouration and holes in the branches.
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    #2 is a multi strand seed necklace with clip-on earring, 18 1/2"L. Any idea on age?

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    #3 - I have no idea on what these are. Rooster on mother of pearl?

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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Inlaid roosters! I've never seen such before! What is the small round dot next to each portray? :)
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  3. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I don't think the roosters are inlaid, they look 3 dimensional and placed on top. It looks like they may have been pins but the pin hardware has broken off.
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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i'd say abalone....from the color on the rear and thickness..

    & yes...that coral looks dyed..
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  6. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks anti:) the rooster is on top and attached with wire which shows on the back view of the pieces. The small round dot would have held the pin part in place, each piece is missing the other 'round dot' on them (hope that makes sense)
    thanks Marie:) Yes, the roosters are on top. Since they are a pair, maybe lapel or collar pins?

    thanks Komokwa:) abalone it is
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  7. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

  8. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The coral looks natural to me. Some Mediterranean red corals, like Sardinian, can be this red. My mother had a similar set, I think she got it in the late 1940s.
    The glass set looks Italian, probably 1950s-early 60s.
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!


    how do u explain the chips on the ones in this photo???
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  12. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    That is great information, thank-you AJ:)
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  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    yes, thanks, and Cheryl's post just below it does too!
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