Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Wish I would have seen this years ago it would have been helpful. I love collecting beautiful jewelry. I’m not sure what is giving people the impression someone will be appraising their jewelry, or even answering their questions, as nowhere is it even suggested – much less stated – that these services will be provided. The reason you are not getting responses is because you are posting them in a “comments” forum.
We are fortunate enough to have obtained a handful of old catalogs and internal documents pertaining to the hallmarksused by the Georg Jensen Silversmithy. The different hallmarks have been used during different period of time, and combined with our knowledge of silver content and the years of which the designers were active all combines to help us determine the age of an item. Some of the documents we have included to the side and below. Silver Content Under the Danish Hallmarking Act of , the content standard for all silver was set at parts out of 1, , which is slightly lower than the standard for sterling which is The remainder is usually copper with very small amounts of iron, lead and traces of other metals.
Dating Brooch Fasteners – to One of the best ways to avoid reproductions and fakes is to know and understand how originals are made. Reproductions are rarely made the same as originals due to changes in materials, labor costs and modern production techniques.
January 31, U. Considering it has been around for years it is in remarkable condition. The US mint produced 1, , of these coins in Amazing how some things stay the same. Having a little gold is usually a pretty safe way to protect yourself against the effects of inflation. December 20, Fine gold 1oz. They can be difficult to find and quite often not available to us. These six examples just came in. They are all from the year This may be a good opportunity to pick one up.
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Very showy for year ’round sparkling color. Signed in back Coro c. Attributed to Coro; at the pony’s front hooves is an arrangement of green enameled leaves, the enameled rhinestone centered flower in the pony’s mouth is seen in other Coro jewels, including horse jewels Victor along with recognizable construction and design. He’s high quality with good heft, made from thick cast metal finished with golden plating. The near-Excellent condition is remarkable–I could not find any wear in the plating on the front, and on the back, only a bit along the edges.
Why Vintage Jewelry Marks are Important. Maybe you’ve just acquired some vintage jewelry from a family member or friend. Or you found some nice vintage jewelry at a .
On Tuesday, Camilla dazzled crowds at a London film premiere with her magnificent diamond and ruby necklace, which was almost blinding in its sparkle. Scroll down for video Exquisite: And how many of her spectacular gems have originated from Saudi donors? In the decade since her marriage to the Prince of Wales, the Duchess has amassed a treasure trove of jewels — many from Middle Eastern royals, whose love of vibrantly coloured stones is matched only by their desire to impress our future King.
A year after her marriage, Camilla was presented with her first serious gift from the Saudis while on a two-day tour of the country with Charles. This was a similarly magnificent ruby necklace containing diamonds and 37 matching rubies. This was followed two years later by the gift of not one, but three, priceless emerald, ruby and sapphire parures a parure is a matching set of necklace, earrings and bracelet.
Not that the Saudis are alone in showering the Duchess with treasures — she has also been gifted a bracelet and watch by the Emir of Bahrain, and a necklace, brooch and belt by the ruler of Kuwait. One figure close to the Royal Family has observed that Arab potentates seem to have taken a particular pleasure in giving jewellery since the Queen came to the throne.
Her own family’s crown: The Cubitt-Shand tiara left is the Duchess of Cornwall’s family tiara. The Keppel tiara right has only been worn by Camilla as a necklace. Charles had the diamonds remade into a necklace and earrings. From their illicit courtship days — when she was still married to Andrew Parker Bowles and the Prince was engaged to Lady Diana Spencer — Charles has enjoyed showering Camilla with gifts.
August 12, Latest eBay Scams: Resalebum One of the worst scammers on ebay, this seller used to be well respected. Don’t know what happened to him, but the prices of signed jewelry have become so highthat some folks are tempted to scam their buyers. If you know rules to follow when looking for legitimate sellers, you already know one of the most important rules:
Vintage and Antique Brooch Clasps The earliest type of brooch clasp is a simple hook, also known as the C-clasp, since the hook is shaped like the letter “C.” It was used well into the s.
The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This one is made of solid bronze and awarded to native bearers and servants; it has two clasps, the Tirah and the Punjab Frontier This medal is in excellent condition but all the naming has been erased; but both clasps are correctly attached and it comes on its original ribbon.
A very fine medal, a superb gap filler. Original American civil war period black leather ammunition pouch. It has been well used but remains in pretty good condition for its age. The inside still has the fabric compartments for the shells, there is wear here, some of the fabric has worn through, due to use. Pre XCII 92nd Gordon Highlanders Uniform Cross Belt Plate Beautiful solid brass badge which comes in wonderful original condition although there is light wear to the high points, long lugs both in tact, measures 3.
A rare Hand Made necklace in Sterling, reminiscent of Bluebells. Marked xxand Barclay, Sterling on applied ovals. Oversized resin beads in simulated Amethysts Quartz with faceted Amethysts glass crystals and black and Amethyst faceted glass crystal discs. Donatella took the reins of the company in , and continued the collaborations with the World’s top Fashion Designers such as Valentino, Versace, Armani, Lacroix, and Fendi.
Marked Pellini on a Silver bead by the clasp.
Great article. Thank you for posting it. I don’t have an issue dating my jewelry. It is all from or My question is about a description listed on Trifari’s “Jewels for her” Advertisement.
They may have replaced fibulae made of more perishable Neolithic materials, such as bone to as late as AD. Fibulae were shaped somewhat like a large safety pin and were used to hold clothing together. They came in many varieties and held prominent significance for the identity of the wearer, indicating ethnicity until local costume became Romanized and class.
Elaborately designed fibulae were an important part of Late Antique dress, and simpler ones were part of Roman military equipment. The same types of fibulae can often be found on either side of the Roman limites , both among “Roman” and “barbarian” populations. The cultural interplay of elite objects designed to show status can be quite complex. For example, Lawrence Nees, Early Medieval Art  notes fibulae depicted in ivory diptychs of Stilicho and his entourage: Disk pin with woman giving birth, flanked by antelopes from Luristan bronze.
The type of fibula worn by Stilicho and his son, and by Turcius Secundus, occurs also among metal works of art commonly termed barbarian, as new Germanic figures usurped the symbols of imperial authority. It is likely that this type originated among Celtic groups and came to be adopted as an exotic fashion by Roman aristocrats, becoming ‘naturalized’ as an important Roman emblem, and then exported.
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Reverse: Adorable, Lively Vintage Pony Brooch. Rare. Attributed to Coro; at the pony’s front hooves is an arrangement of green enameled leaves, the enameled rhinestone centered flower in the pony’s mouth is seen in other Coro jewels, including horse jewels (Victor) along with recognizable construction and design. At 3 1/4″ tall and 2 1/2″ at the widest, he’s a big boy from the early s.
Standard In this case, when I manufacturing and designing cloths, I always need buttons to fasten or join two edges together. Therefore as a jewelry designer I have to use wholesale buttons in order to cater my needs. The advantage of buying buttons I whole sale that I always get different types which I can work with. Although sometime I can remain with some them after using, this is the point where I get challenge because I do not feel to resell them again or through them away.
Now this is whereby I generate new ideas of creating different pattern on different items by decorating them. In this case, I went up decorating other item which can make me some extra money after selling off. When it comes to the side of decorating I always tend to be so creative so that I can come up with something that is beautiful.
Or you found some nice vintage jewelry at a yard or garage sale or at the thrift shop. Whether you plan to keep the jewelry as a family heirloom or would like to resell it, a knowledge of vintage jewelry marks will help you to identify and date it properly. Marks commonly used in vintage silver jewelry Purity marks for older silver pieces can differ from those commonly seen today. Various gold purity marks commonly found on vintage and antique jewelry A hallmark can also include other marks, such as:
Glossary Of Jewellery Making & Beading Terms K To Z. Part two of a two part jewellery glossary of beading terms and jewellery making ing clear images with easy to understand dictionary like definitions, this bead glossary also provides .
Having a distinctive almond shaped skull with characteristic stalk-like projection resembling a pear and giving these helmets their name cabacette. Many of these were held in English church armouries from the time of the Armada, and examples were taken to the New World by the earliest English settlers, one has been found during excavations at Jamestown Island. This is a pleasing example, the rosettes and plume holder being restorations.
In all a handsome example of munition armour of the late 16th Century. In addition to being a being a famous writer, Scott was also an antiquary who assembled an important collection of arms and armour. He was a contemporary and correspondant of Samuel Rush Meyrick, and indeed commissioned him to procure items for his armoury. The armoury is on public display at Abbotsford and is to be recommended to the student of arms and armour.
The gauntlet dates to the late 16th Century and is of steel decorated with brass-capped rivets. Though handsome, such gauntlets are not rare, however, one with such a provenance to an early and important collection of armour certainly is. This is the only item of European armour to have left the Abbotsford armoury and is likely the only piece that ever will.
The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This is really a sword for restoration as it has a light rust bloom all over the hilt and blade; but under this is a beautiful piece, the hilt and guard in very good order and the blade very nicely etched with King George V cypher and at the ricasso, the makers details on one side and the Brass button proof mark on the other. The back of the blade is marked with the number , unique to the officer who ordered it.
All this rust could be cleaned off to leave a very nice sword. The rust has not penetrated deep into the metal, but when cleaned off it may still leave a dark stain.
C clasps were also popular during the Victorian era. One way to tell if it is a very early piece is to examine the pin itself. This old style C Clasp shows the pin extending quite a way beyond the brooch and held by a .
As time went on, the pins became shorter. Although mostly seen on older brooches, some inexpensive brooches are made with C-clasps even today. The trombone clasp, patented in Europe in , was named after the musical instrument as it had a tube with a round top. You would pull the top out to release the pin. These were used in the latter half of the 19th century into the s, mostly by European jewelers. Improvements and modifications made throughout the 20th century.
It eventually evolved into the modern locking clasps in use today. Safety pin clasps were also popular and were used from the late s until the early s, and are still used on some hand made pieces today. They are commonly found on hand made brooches from the mid th century era, such as painted wooden brooches from Russia or micro mosaic brooches from Italy. Wide bangles typically used secure hinges with tongue and groove type clasps also known as box clasps , while more delicate link bracelets used ring clasps.
Wider link bracelets set with stones would often have fancy decorated box clasps.