Is it bone, ivory, imitation?

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  1. Emma R

    Emma R Active Member

    15971899824963257035391811702013.jpg 15971899824963257035391811702013.jpg 15971900263894619363156716103068.jpg Hello. I want to sell this necklace I bought in a lot but need to identify it as imitation or real and I'd love to include material it's made of if it's faux. Thank You! 15971899824963257035391811702013.jpg 15971900263894619363156716103068.jpg 15971899824963257035391811702013.jpg 15971900263894619363156716103068.jpg 15971899824963257035391811702013.jpg 15971900263894619363156716103068.jpg
     
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    One thing that would assist us in assisting you, Emma, is... a photograph of the entire necklace including clasp. These would help date your necklace which, in turn, would help identify the material.

    Debora
     
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  3. Emma R

    Emma R Active Member

    Thank you so much for quick reply! 15971916162534526818344378530740.jpg
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Appears to be 1970s so plastic most likely. Is it fairly light weight? And did you notice, Emma, that the pendant is damaged? That's going to hurt resale value (if your intention.)

    Debora

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  5. Emma R

    Emma R Active Member

    Ok. thanks. Yes i noticed it is chipped but feels rough underneathbthe glaze and it has so much of the yellowish hues that i thought there was a chance it's real. The entire necklace weighs 2.5oz...as a whole it doesn't feel so light but just the pendant i think is.
    I have learned something new today and I appreciate it very much!
    Thank you Deborah:)
     
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    "Rough underneath" doesn't sound like plastic. And since the design of your necklace would be described as "tribal," either ivory or bone isn't inappropriate. Others here are more knowledgable than I about how you can recognize the difference. Sure someone will be along shortly.

    Debora
     
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    If the back of the pendant is also somewhat concave, I'm all in for bone there. The beads may be artificial, can't tell, but I see no hint of ivory in any part of it.

    Edit: Larger beads look like they could be bone. Some of the smaller ones look suspect. Necklace may not be all a single material.
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I can't agree with plastic.....but it's not in my hand !
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    @Emma R ....the large carved beads.....do they feel like stone maybe.....tap em lightly against your teeth....
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'm not seeing tribal here...but that bead with the metal moved away from it...
    reminds me of a Iroquois carving I have...said to be of a rare marble....from Wisconsin....or one of the northren states...
     
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I can't say it is or isn't.....but the cream white and clear dull gelatin color...seem to both be there...

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  12. c.free

    c.free Active Member

    I’m no expert, but it looks like bone to me. The large pendant looks a bit like haversian( ish) to me. it would be fairly light weight if it were bone. And, bone turns yellow. But, might be vegetable ivory (tagua nut).
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    could be nut.....maybe..
    the pendant looks like bone from here..........but ????

    Like I said...it reminded me of my carving..:):)
     
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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing bone here too, at least on the pendant. The beads might be plastic. It looks like something from India.
     
  15. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    With brass and clasp, India very likely. The type of thing sold at World Market. And may well be retro rather than vintage 1970s.

    Debora
     
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  16. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    I don’t see any schreger lines but the pictures aren’t super focused and they’re pretty screaming on all my mom’s pieces so I’d say not ivory.
     
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  17. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Bone to my eyes, I see blood vessels traces on back of the leaf in your last pic:cyclops:
    The luster is bone's too.
     
  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Cropped the photo of the back of the pendant:

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  20. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Agree with bone!
     
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