OMG how beautiful!! Is this Jade?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Michelle Collins, May 15, 2019.

  1. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    his is another one of the may pieces from my mother in law's jewelry box. It was so dirty when I got it. I just finished cleaning it to the best of my ability OMG it I so pretty!

    Says Sorrento Sterling but is gold in color is it gold plate like the Uncas cross pendant? @evelyb30

    Is it jade? I found another piece by the same maker on Ruby Lane says jade but..

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  2. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I think the design is from the 1960-70 time period. I remember seeing it in gift stores.

    A little about the company
    Uncas was founded by Vincent Sorrentino, an Italian immigrant, and then was passed along to his son Stanley. When John Corsini acquired the company and was named president in 1991, he began creating a second family business to lead Uncas with his own son and daughters.

    Uncas today is a global manufacturer and distributor of jewelry and accessories, often sold as private-label brands. Its customers range from leading retail stores to major discounters to amusement parks and entertainment industry icons to shopping distribution networks and other fashion consumers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

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  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Interesting history.
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  5. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Very interesting I didn't know the two were related.
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  6. Michelle Collins

    Michelle Collins Well-Known Member

    Under Sorrento says see Uncas and most of their jewelry is sterling or gold plated? I see vermeil in some listings. I looked it up and it says it means gold plated silver, from what I understand?

    Is it safe to assume that if a piece says sterling and is goldish in color that it is gold plate or vermeil. Sorry for all of my questions, still learning.
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  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member


    Where I see the goldish color is inside where it was difficult to polish. I'm going with tarnish.
    Vermeil is gold plated over silver. So the gold color would be prominent, not the silver color. It would look like a gold ring, unless there was a lot of wear, then you might see the silver peeking through in areas of contact.
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  8. Kathy Anderson

    Kathy Anderson Well-Known Member

    Yup; looks most probably like vermeil. Does the stone warm right away when touched to the lips? Or does the cold linger. If it lingers, most likely stone. Hard to say it's jade w/o a MOHS test?
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