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My Mystery Necklace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Mar 1. 12 Replies

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Tags: Crescent, Filigree

My Mystery Piece - ID Help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Apr 1, 2015. 2 Replies

I purchased this wonderful necklace, and I have no idea what the writing or decorations are on the 3 silver pieces. I tested what metal parts I could without damaging it and it is a very high content…Continue

 

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Ann replied to Patricia Deany's discussion Night Sky Inlay
"I have one of those cuffs. It's an old one, just when those pieces first started to be made. It has traditional Native American silver work as well as the inlay, but no signature! They've become very streamlined now which I also love."
Mar 1
Ann replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Thank you so much too Edith - it's been fun to look at your marvels and I appreciate your help. (And you were right!) Thanks!"
Mar 1
Edith D replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Mystery solved!"
Feb 21
Ann replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Oh wow Zambezi! I just took a look online and there are some really magnificent pieces. I think you are right. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know!"
Feb 21
Zambezi replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"This reminds me of the Odissi silver filigree work."
Feb 21
Ann replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Edith, what you say makes more sense than mud! The design itself aside from the filigree and crescent is so Indian. It could be one of those odd crossover pieces where a silversmith from maybe Turkey as you say moved to that region and made a…"
Feb 18
Edith D replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Well, not to muddy the waters, but India may still be a possibility.   Uttar Pradesh has a large Muslim population, and the star and crescent does appear in the jewelry.  Here is a head ornament from that region."
Feb 17
Ann commented on Edith D's blog post In Memory of C'est Magnifique
"I'll bet anything this was the shop that put a dagger in my heart in the 80's when I went to New York. I was there to show my jewelry on Barney's open buying day and a hurricane shut all of Manhattan down. My friend had taken me on an…"
Feb 14
Ann replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Hi Edith! That's what I thought when I first saw this - India, but the filigree really threw me along with the crescent. Turkey really seems like a good direction to look in. Thank you so much! Hi Milt - I'd be happy to send you the…"
Feb 14
Edith D replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Another thought is perhaps Turkey?  The filigree is sometimes found in Turkish jewelry, and the closure is consistent with examples of mesh-filigree bracelets."
Feb 14
Milt Fischbein replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Ann I spent some time looking through my references, but unfortunately I could not narrow it down.  The diamond shaped chips and the balls hanging around the perimeter are common on jewellery from Yemen , but the filigree itself does not look…"
Feb 14
Edith D replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"This is an impressive piece!  I have never seen a necklace like this, but if I were to take a wild guess, I would say “India”."
Feb 14
Ann commented on Edith D's photo
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"Robot" Earrings from Maluku

"The fabric kills me! I just love that touch. They are really neat. I've never seen anything like them. How nice too that you got a pair of the quality you deserve! "
Feb 13
Ann replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Hi Milt - thank you so much! Any help is greatly appreciated. This really has me stumped. The dangles and closure are very India to me, but the crescent seems out of place and I really haven't seen any filigree attributed to any regions of…"
Feb 13
Milt Fischbein replied to Ann's discussion My Mystery Necklace
"Hi Ann While I am not an expert in the origins of filigree jewellery, I have a lot of experience hand fabricating filigree.  The filigree in this necklace has characteristics that I have not seen before, but also has elements that are typical…"
Feb 13
Ann commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Chinese minority earrings

"Oh, these are gorgeous!"
Feb 13

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
Everything.
Jewels from which regions interest you?
Asia, Middle East, Africa, and everything else too!

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At 1:05 on January 23, 2015, ait ouakli said…

nice bird, welcome

 
 
 

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