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Offline Sarahew88

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Grand Ma's necklace
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:21:41 AM »
I found this in my Grandmothers apartment when we cleaned it out after her death. My mom snatched it and said "THERE IT IS! I have looked for this for YEARS!"

That is all I know. I know nothing of how old it is, where it came from etc. I am for SURE it is not a real piece of jewelry, just sentimental.

But I would like to know "what" it is. The hardware etc.

Does this look familiar to anyone?

Thanks!   :heart2: :heart2: :heart2:

Sarah

Offline oldmancoyote

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Re: Grand Ma's necklace
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 08:15:12 AM »
Was your Grandma from Germany by any chance? It's reminiscent of iron/steel German jewellery that was popular in the very early 1900s and then again in the 1940s.

The stone could be anything from glass/rhinestone (if it's closed at the back) to tourmaline or garnet or synthetic ruby/corundum.


Offline Sarahew88

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Re: Grand Ma's necklace
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 04:30:45 PM »
Grand Ma was born and raised in Texas, her parents and husband born in Arkansas.

I appreciate the feedback, it gives me a direction to go in.

I should have posted a photo of the back. It is open on the back, I guess to allow light to go through the stone.

Thanks for all your help!

Sarah

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Re: Grand Ma's necklace
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 09:06:02 PM »
H Sarah- I have to take a backseat to OMC and Saqsay on  this - I have not studied antiques as much as they have.
Cool piece- and thanks for posting!
David
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