Featured Vintage turquoise bead necklace and earrings. Help please.

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Bookahtoo, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    This set came from a great aunt. She was born and lived in Philadelphia. The beads feel like glass, but could they be real turquoise? There are no marks on the necklace or earrings that I can see. Thanks.


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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing glass. Turquoise can be polished & smooth but doesn't really achieve a glassy finish, in my experience.
  3. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks Bronwen. I thought so, but I wanted to make sure. It's a very pretty set.
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Costume, but good quality.
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I bet that's 1950s.
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Given the brushed gold, I'd put it a bit later. Early 1960s.

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  7. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks Owned. What about it says 1950s to you?
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    These are (replica) 1950s. Similar in design but flatter.


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  9. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks Debora.
  10. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Pretty stuff.
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  11. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Nicely made with knots between the beads. This should sell well today since it's very contemporary.
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