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Old 07-13-2017, 11:22 PM
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Default Jewelry Finds. Need help with approx age

Found these two items in a lot with wide range of items from 1800s to 1980s. Can someone give me an idea of approx age of each and what the red one may have been? Much appreciated!
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:47 PM
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Can you post a pic of the backs of them?

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Hope this helps. Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:36 AM
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That did help indeed... The red stone one looks like a brooch, I'd say late 1800s to early 1900s, quite Victorian in style. A lot of Victorian jewelry was gold plated (they called it rolled gold) and had glass (paste) stones. The pearly brooch looks more like 30's to 40's would be my best guess.

Nice finds, love seeing old jewelry!

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Thanks so much! Appreciate the information!
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:56 PM
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You're very welcome.

One other thing on the pearl one, it's kinda hard to tell from pics but it looks like it may be rhodium plated pot metal, which would match with that age range also. I'd bet that one was a sparkling stunner when it was new.

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Check that Red Stone for scratches...Ruby is the Second hardest gemstone...Being in the dirt probably couldn't scratch it
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by JOE319 View post
Check that Red Stone for scratches...Ruby is the Second hardest gemstone...Being in the dirt probably couldn't scratch it
And do not get too excited if it is ruby as synthetic ones have been in existence since the 1890s. A gemologist can tell you if it is a natural or manmade ruby...or glass.

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