Featured I also did brooches last weekend.

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Ownedbybear, May 18, 2024.

  1. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The carnelian has Italian 14K hallmarks. The one sans pin is unmarked, but I suspect gold. The other one is odd.

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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Delicious ! Now Ive been getting the itch to collect brooches again,wich really makes me ill that I sold all the ones I had ! I will say this,brooches like this rarely make it onto the floor. Just the brand new made in China crap,usually missing stones !
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The enameled Victorian one looks like gold-filled brass, what's left of the poor thing.
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  4. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Very, very, VERY nice!!!
    And your photos.... Splendid!:woot:
  5. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    That agate is nice and the grapes brooch looks like it was made by a ‘someone’ it’s too nice to be unknown!
  6. Satin In A Coffin

    Satin In A Coffin Well-Known Member

    I'm really into brooches lately too. I've found some nice ones the last couple years. Alas only costume and the occasional sterling.
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  7. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    The agate one maybe Scottish?
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  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    No maybe about it.
  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    @Ownedbybear, on the Lower Left of your 5th image down, where I've outlined, it appears to have some writing?????


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  10. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    The stone one is a piece of lapidary genius. Perfect interfaces between the pieces.
  11. Satin In A Coffin

    Satin In A Coffin Well-Known Member

    The more I look at the first one, does it seem the flower may have been a later edition? Looks like it was slapped right on top of an existing ring of citrine stones? But I don't know that much about how these things are supposed to be constructed so don't mind me.
  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I think that topaz looking one may well be some kind of marriage. I think it was a much older belt buckle to start with. Although whoever did it, took care, the petals align beautifully.

    Kate, the carnelian would make fools out of those on Facebook who are adamant that semi precious stones aren’t ever used in gold, wouldn’t it! Someone crafted the stones, too, the little ones are slightly faceted.

    Scottish hardstone indeed, made popular by queen Victoria who reinvented Scotland and tartans. Much of the jewellery wasn’t made there though, but in Birmingham which was an absolute power house in the nineteenth and most of the twentieth. The slices were mined and cut in Scotland though, much around Aberdeen.

    The brooch with the missing pin is interesting. It’s in better condition from front than back and I need to clean the back. I don’t think it’s gold filled per se, I think it’s gold fronted.

    My trusty LUMIX does me well!
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