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
"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."
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
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…"