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Dating antique silver jewelry. Boucher jewelry, vintage boucher costume jewelry

It's a treasure trove. This is another heavy jet bead which I would consider to be antique rather than ancient.

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Here is a very attractive antique strand of glass beads. Some jewellery is plated to give it a shiny, reflective look or to achieve a desired colour. They match up very nicely though so were most likely made from the same manufacturer.

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In earlier designs, other European influences can also be detected. Please Comment, Share, and Connect I hope this article has been helpful to you.


This is a size 8. Under a photo of similar beads the text says "Glass beads from Irian Jaya the Indonesian portion of New Guinea are most likely Chinese, although few such beads have ever been found in the People's Republic of China.

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It needs a very flat wrist for wearing and works easily gripped while dancing in the tradition of Timor. Here are some great antique silver beads from Afghanistan. There are the double beads, and a heavy "S" clasp so you just need to string them together with the clasp to shut them.

The necklace is 24 inches long with a 3 inch long attachment.

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They each have a chakra, a sun sign stamped into them representing the god Vishnu. This is a rather wonderful antique silver Turkoman pendant strung on a vintage silver chain.

The necklace is 18 inches long.

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I prefer a little more patina myself, but that comes over time no matter what. The bubbly part came into contact with the mold, and the flatter part which looks like waves are washing across it is the top.

It is quite heavy. Membership is open to whomever has a true interest in this subject matter. These are really quite stunning beads in group 1. The coins in group 2 are sold separately. Around seven-thousand years ago, the first sign of copper jewellery was seen. These are beautiful hammered antique silver pieces of lion like dragons.

Guide to World Hallmarks. This is an amethyst set in silver with a wire going through it with a loop at each end for stringing. The second and third are foolishly upside-down.

Somehow this has a contemporary quality to it as well. Lalique's dragonfly design is one of the best examples of this. This is not true amber but some kind of resin.

The end of World War I once again changed public attitudes, and a more sober style developed. Pendant 3 is a silver case with an agate stone set into it.

This ring has an attractive square of red glass in it, with something like aluminum behind it to make it shine a little extra.


There are more of the antique silver double beads here. This is beautifully made with a delicate etched design that shows much more clearly in real life.

I have two pairs of earrings here, both made of antique Islamic coins which were holed long ago. The Greeks took much of their designs from outer origins, such as Asia, when Alexander the Great conquered part of it.