Featured jewelies,sterling and ?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by johnnycb09, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hi all. Picked this up at an estate sale and no one was really sure what exactly the stones are. its 7 1/2 inches long,marked "925" and its probably mothers christmas gift. Shes impossible to buy for ! Any info yall could give such as possible age,stone,etc would be gratefully received.Just wanted to add it has a toggle clasp,if that makes any difference.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
  2. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

  3. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Is is more green than yellow? I understand different computers show colours differently. Could be a golden Topaz, 8 on the MOHs scale, citrines register as 7. Looks a more green which could make it a peridot. Await those more knowledgeable than me. Stones are cut nicely.
  4. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

  5. Kimbert

    Kimbert Well-Known Member

    lemon quartz maybe?
  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Some kind of quartz at least, and vintage last week. My guess would be Indian or Chinese, and somebody did some actual hand work on it. It was made probably somewhere in the last decade or two.
  7. Mill Cove Treasures

    Mill Cove Treasures Well-Known Member

  8. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

  9. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Sorry to be a bummer, but it is impossible to tell what the stones are from a photo. They need to be tested. They could be anything listed above or they could be glass. Can you find someone with a gem tester to let you know what you have?
  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Interesting............. the stone in the second photo right hand side appears to have a bubble in it.
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  11. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Thats okay,I figured as much but I thought I could get some ideas.
  12. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Its more greenish under uv light.
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  13. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I just louped it and didnt see any bubbles?
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  14. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Is it inaccurate to say faceted stones are generally within last 20 years?
  15. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The 3rd photo also looks like something inside,the silver castings are full of porosity and excess solder on the hinges.
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  16. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  17. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I don't mean any faceted stones, just this style.
  18. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member


    One of the faceting clubs in Oregon had over 1200 diagrams published before 1985.Nationally someone published a free faceting design program for windows 3.1 a little later.The designs on the stones could be from 40 years ago.

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  19. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks, @Hollyblue
    Just casting a net on circa.
    Windows! 1985
  20. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it matters whether it was made yesterday or 10 years ago.
    It is lovely and should be worn.
    Give it to your mom.

    I'm at the point that it doesn't matter anymore whether it is fine jewelry or costume, as long as it matches my outfit. The flashier the better.
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