The band is screwed in. The pin with a hook could be for a watch? Hi I bought a necklace at a jewellery fair many years ago it’s pink stones they feel cold to touch and in between so many beads there are circles of what looks like small diamonds ( who knowes ) the fastener is a barrel shaped screw In and has made in France stamped on the fastener I am curious to know of this is costume jewellery Thankyou. Because the style takes the line it does with natural forms, it means designers can go all out to produce spectacular, eye-catching pieces. 2. Use your loupe to look for a mold line. I also come in with a price in mind. Good sources for this information can be found at: Researching Costume Jewelry History and the Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks. ", @anonymous: here is a search term for a great Ebay example, check out the back of the piece. I don't know who it belonged to or where it came from. They are the same size (each are approximately 4 1/2 cms long, 2 1/2 cms wide and 1/2 cm thick); a curved almost diamond shape with curved edges and linked together with string that is threaded through the narrow ends. I am using the pieces in collages, so they don't need to have pins, or earring backs, or pendant loops. It is only marked with a number 3583 I can't find anything about this cross and I do not see anything similar. To give you an idea of time both my Grandmas were born in the late 1800s and died during the 1950s so your article is so helpful. Can I mention a great vintage jewelry research & educational site? To those who keep demanding their items be valued (the only applicable word) - please show some manners and common sense. The mystery piece is a convertible piece of jewelry called a brooch-pendant. Try to capture a clear image of any hallmarks. Very helpful and well written. It can hang on a chain or be pinned to the clothing. The colors of the star are in the correct order, however, it is not facing the correct direction. Jean Fouquet was another one known for gutsy jewelry. Hi I have a watch I need help identifing who can help me? Most often these marks are hidden on the inside of a shank on a ring, the inside of a bracelet, or on the inside back of an earring. I have just discovered this site today, and I am very impressed with the amount of information and knowledge here. If the cotton swab is yellow after touching the surface of the tested piece than it is Bakelite. I have old bracelet but no marks and I have no idea the year made or place. The term Art Deco is a shortened form of the event’s name: … Thank you for having a place like this for knowledge and information!!! And it looks handmade, beautifully done, but plier marks left behind. Jewelry mirrors time, culture, and societal values. He is passionate about vintage jewelry and vintage diamonds. Cool stuff! Thank you very much. Have you seen this before? I have places I know of like thrift stores, Ebay,etc. Firstly the author posted this article in 2016 .. she is hardly reading your comments daily.. and .. secondly ..it was an article inviting comments from readers NOT offering you free advice. Thank you for all the terrific information! The form-first approach of Art Nouveau doesn’t appeal to everyone, but it doesn’t make brooches, rings and necklaces any less beautiful. Color palettes dominated different time periods throughout history. Enamels were now back in fashion, and strong reds, blues and greens could be used to echo the colors of the stones, or to contrast with them in new and sophisticated ways. Thank you for sharing. I showed this to my jeweler. Please help. Any info you can provide me would be greatly appreciated. I love to yard sale and often wonder how old the jewels I find there are. What would you have liked to learn about?, etc. She also has several Ivory necklaces and some scrimshaw bracelets and ring, a star ruby and diamond ring, that dates back to the early 1900s, which has a very unusual shape and other valuable pieces. Look on the outer edges and you will see the inconsistency of the space around it. Pools of solder would only be on a piece that has been altered or repaired. Required fields are marked *. A far cry from Georgian Era jewelry, Art Deco pieces are known for being geometrical, angular, and clean. My comment is a question that brought me to this page which I know will be very helpful in my new hobby. I have a great love and respect for anything old and I find these things very precious. But, I'm confused about something that is probably under my nose, so to speak. And curious about the number stamped on the back. 2. (American women were granted the right to vote in 1920.) I cannot add any knowledge I'm afraid as I have only recently started collecting. Tiffany pearls worn several ropes together were particularly popular, with the long strands layered elegantly by the chic flappers of the time. hee hee But really, I am dearly in love with historic pieces of jewelry but I am often very lost when trying to figure out when it was made or what it is actually made of. And even then you are still not using the words ‘please’ or ‘tank you’. Remember that the value is not always about the intrinsic value. During the 1970s, designers like Elsa Peretti at Tiffany and Aldo Cipullo for Cartier specialized in major modern looks. A good test for Bakelite is to put 409 bathroom cleaner on a cotton swab and touch a small hidden area. Only the 1920's indicates it's still used. Which also covers silver plated & gold marks! Some of these styles are still made today. 1. Where do I go to a reputable place who will give me an idea of what these pieces are worth. I do hope that this was not a waste of your time. He also collects rare antique pins. I hope this was clear. I would love to see them and I can help identify a time period for you. But how much do you know about the creator of the sexy Replica Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160mm Suede Pumps Chartreuse Knockoffs,Fake footwear? However, they are covered with the most intricate beautiful minute coloured flower patterns on both sides, around the edges and even into the holes at both ends of each one. Might I email a photo of it to you for your opinion? I have a beautiful brooch with a copper color backing. I’d really like to be able to wear them. The study of jewelry maker’s marks is a fascinating subject, steeped in history, culture, and art. Can anyone help me work out what they are please. But, this is the first I've seen great information on figuring out the material of black jewelry.