Featured Opals or?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KSW, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    FD3F2B89-832E-4F1F-A24E-D57A021832E3.jpeg F113F3BA-59F6-4E0A-98F0-9541AA033E51.jpeg 90297CB1-F4A4-4FBA-9EC8-18EDF213C131.jpeg 38217718-4B0B-4DFB-88CB-C56A256C656F.jpeg A400FA8C-B65B-44AB-83AB-BFE1FA9DF4CC.jpeg B64F59A4-BD60-4BC0-A5C5-09CB80081465.jpeg Would these be opals?
    The necklace was so dirty I thought it was base metal but obviously had some age to it so for £1 I'd buy it!. Only when I got it outside into the natural light they have a blue shimmer to them that's really difficult to photograph. It's stamped 925 so a little gem but is going to take a bit of polishing!
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Lovely, KSW. It looks like moonstone.
     
  3. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    It's cleaning up beautifully!. What era do you think?
     
  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Having just googled I think you are spot on ( not that there was any doubt:happy:). More crystal looking than opal.
     
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Oops. There is a specific era for those slightly globular stones set in a band, but my mind is a total blank. I'm sure the others will come up with the answer.:)
     
  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Between the wars: 1920s/30s.
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And that only took 2 minutes, talk about service.:)
     
  8. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Such an amazing forum although I feel like all I do is take from it as I don't have the knowledge to give yet.....hope you won't get bored with my questions as I haven't even started on what's in my jewellery boxes yet!.
     
  9. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Starting to sparkle!
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You will 'give' in no time.
    Never! Bring it on, we love bling!:happy:
    Wonderful job on the polishing, looks great.
     
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  11. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Concur with AJ :joyful:
     
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  12. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    What a find! Im a cheapo to the max,so I love when a find turns out to be something!
     
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  13. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I'm such a bargain hunter it's part of the fun!. I check out the local charity shops every few weeks to see what I can find. Sometimes it's amazing, like the huge 9k gold earrings in a box of junk I bought for 99p and sometimes it's nothing. Then I love the research, finding out about hallmarks, materials, era and history. Bizarrely, I rarely wear anything other than my grandmothers 30s foil necklaces and her wedding band. My girls age 6 and 9 have a canny eye for anything with a hallmark and are developing a love for the bling!
     
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That is wonderful! You can't start young enough.
     
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  15. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I need some allies as my OH thinks I'm bonkers!:hilarious:
     
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  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Those want to be moonstone, but also want to be white labradorite, a related stone. They're both feldspars. If these are rainbow-y in the sunlight, with those lines in the stone they're probably labradorite. If not, moonstone. It probably doesn't matter if it's going straight into the OP's hoard.
     
  17. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    @Any Jewelry Are you thinking of "Pool of light" necklaces?

    Pool of light pieces usually have round glass orbs, but the metal bands certainly remind me a lot of that style.

    KSW, this is a fabulous necklace.
     
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  18. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I was trying to think of that name too; this isn't that, but it's nice. I was also wondering how old it actually is. It's not dead modern with a spring ring, but ..dunno. It doesn't really "read" 30s.
     
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  19. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    On a quick google labradorite looks to be more blue than these stones- is there a definitive way to know?. As far as value, is one worth more than the other?. OH watched me polishing it last night and said ‘Are you going to sell it?’ I mumbled something about possibly but I love bits like this so much they do just go straight into my little hoard for my girls when they are older.
    Obviously I don’t show him my hoard :hilarious:
     
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  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I didn't know the term, but that would be it, thanks.:)
     
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