Featured Thoughts on age of Lapis brooch please

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by crazycatlady, Aug 13, 2022.

  1. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

    The only mark is 925 on the back, which doesn't help much really.
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Very pretty. I love lapis.
     
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    little bit o' eye candy........ very nice !
     
  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Hinge is 1930s into 40s ish.
     
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  5. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
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  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    My suggestion would be polish that back!! I think there's writing under that darkest LEFT side that I cannot bring out, I tried, but I'm not thinking it's English!! (AND maybe I'm wrong!!!) A BEAUTIFUL PIN!!!! LOVE IT!!!!:happy::happy:
     
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  7. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

    Hi @Aquitaine I have polished the back and there's nothing there unfortunately.
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Beautiful lapis lazuli with pyrite inclusions like a night sky.
    With that elegantly graduated granulation it looks Indonesian to me, somewhere in the cultural threesome Java-Madura-Bali.
    Because of the use of 925 silver probably post-1970, in spite of the hinge.
     
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  9. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

     
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  10. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Well, it looked like there might be....sorry, it might have been a help!!
     
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  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Looks newish to me; in the 30s they'd have used different lapis, and the style of the front is more recent too.
     
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