Featured Orchid Brooch In A Shoe Box

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by TraceyB, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Hello
    Please let me know if I havent loaded the images correctly. I posted this brooch last night but only as thumbnails.
    I can't see any hallmarks on this piece but the bar seems to be a different gold to the bar piece. My grandparents lived in South America for many years so perhaps that's a clue. I think someone mentioned Venezuela last night.
    I have another orchid brooch as well. Should I create another thread for that?
    Thanks.
    Tracey

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  2. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    If it's not marked you are going to have the metal tested to know what it is. If it's gold, it's possible the flowers are a different fineness than the bar pin part, that may be why it looks different.

    First though, you can check the pearls. Rub them on your front teeth, if they are gritty they are real pearls, if they are smooth they are costume. This test won't tell you if they are natural or cultured pearls and the test won't work if you have dentures.

    Go ahead and post the other orchid piece here, and you did great on the photos :)
     
  3. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    No dentures just yet :) The pearls are gritty.
    Here is the other brooch. 20201021_175018.jpg 20201021_175034.jpg 20201021_175018.jpg 20201021_175034.jpg 20201021_175047.jpg 20201021_175137.jpg
     
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  4. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    That's pretty also, are you missing more than that one loose pearl?
     
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  5. TraceyB

    TraceyB Well-Known Member

    Yes, missing 3 I think. Thanks for the info
     
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