Featured Some questions about yesterday’s eclectic jewelry finds

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by bluumz, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:11 AM.

  1. bluumz

    bluumz Well-Known Member

    So I found quite a few “interesting“ items and couldn’t resist purchasing since it was all half off. The millefiore glass stick pin is marked as Venetian 925. No actual questions about that one, just showing it off. And I’m also just showing off the Zanini pin, I was able to find out lots of info on that easily searchable item. :happy:
    The cufflinks, tie bar, and shirt studs: I’m wondering what sort of stone/gem they may be? I don’t believe the shirt studs were original to the group because they are made of a different metal. The tie bar is marked on back TWEED. A rather low-end item, I think, so the “stone“ maybe nothing.
    The unmarked goldtone bracelet: I’m trying to figure out what organization it represents. My first thought was that it was a ladies Shriner item but I can’t find an actual representation of these crossed scimitars with center flower shield emblem in my Shriner searching. I did find this exact bracelet on worthpoint but that seller gives virtually no information. I don’t have a subscription so I have no idea what it sold for.
    The silver bracelet is also completely unmarked but is sterling. The dark areas in the center of each link appear to be enamel. Anyone recognize the designer\manufacturer?
    The silver wire pin with green stone dangles, I am hoping to find out what type of stones they are and a possible age on the item. Amateur jewelry artist made?
    Thank you!

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  2. Xristina

    Xristina Well-Known Member

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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  4. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I think the men's set may be what's called "moonglow lucite," but I'm not 100% on that.

    I don't think the bracelet is an organization bracelet, but rather souvenir. Agree with @Hollyblue that it's faux damascene.

    Three stone dangly could be hobbyist or small professional shop. I call it "artisanal." :joyful: Probably could be made at any time, but I had a jeweler friend doing this kind of "wire basket" in the early eighties.

    Cannot believe I like the Memphis Group pin so very much. :hilarious:
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The millefiore stickpin is lovely, bluumz.
    The faux damascene bracelet is faux Toledo ware, from Spain. The real ones are blackened steel with gold and silver sheet details hammered into it and engraved. The scimitars are a popular theme, a reference to Spain's Moorish past. The mop panels are also faux imo, they could be lucite.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    My first thought on the stones is aquamarine. Considered amazonite but decided against. :)
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  7. bluumz

    bluumz Well-Known Member

    Lots of excellent helpful info, thanks everyone.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019 at 12:33 PM
  8. bluumz

    bluumz Well-Known Member

    It’s definitely the prize in the grouping!
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  9. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    The caged stone pin is almost certainly Brazilian, could be by another maker, but would guess Barasch-Sylmar - in the 1960s-'70s they produced mostly spoons, cocktail picks, and other small flatware pieces with native Brazilian stones, but also a number of jewelry items. They're usually either nickel silver or nickel plated brass, the dangles look like Amazonite to me...

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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    My thought was Brazil as well, I remember those '60s cocktail picks, my parents had them too.
    I agree, it could be. Some amazonite is greenish like these stones, and it can be opaque as well as translucent.
  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    If the pin is likely to be Brazilian, that pushes me even more toward aquamarine.

  12. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    At least we managed to narrow it down to amazarine or aquamonite.;)
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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    When I find those, they're usually aventurine, but I'd guess amazonite on these. South American somewhere for certain. The mens' set is moonglow lucite for certain.
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  15. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I very much like the silver bracelet and the cufflinks :happy:
    Is that a technical jewellery term Jiv? :hilarious::hilarious:
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