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Unmarked brooch

Started by Cathy Ruonavaara 12 hours ago.

Can anyone help with the marks on this necklace 2 Replies

Started by Lynn Davis. Last reply by Lynn Davis Jun 27.

V intage Cameo ring set in sterling silver only mark 925 6 Replies

Started by BikerBonnie. Last reply by Liz Bryman Apr 14.

Need as much info on this old cameo as possible - please 3 Replies

Started by Mark Wyndham-Jones. Last reply by Nancy Snellings Mar 30.

Rhinstones, etc. 3 Replies

Started by Texas Junkin' Ladies. Last reply by Liz Bryman Feb 27.

Please Help me ID my grandmothers brooch 1 Reply

Started by karen jean latulip. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Feb 19.

Thunderbird mark? 2 Replies

Started by Jackie Locantore. Last reply by Michael Feb 19.

LUBONET&CO Pendant... HELP!! 2 Replies

Started by phillip. Last reply by phillip Jan 26.

Suffragette Necklace 4 Replies

Started by AC Silver Antiques. Last reply by Linda Long Jan 19.

Help Me Identify ... 7 Replies

Started by Bettie Watts. Last reply by Bettie Watts Jan 1.

Any ideas for these earrings?

Started by Lori K Jun 6, 2016.

Any clue as to maker? 2 Replies

Started by Linda Cosgrove. Last reply by Linda Cosgrove Apr 25, 2016.

Identify Stone 2 Replies

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Turtle Pin 1 Reply

Started by denise martin. Last reply by Linda Cosgrove Apr 24, 2016.

Hilarious! Jool Fiends, You Gotta See it!

Started by Liz Bryman Apr 22, 2016.

Found this necklace/earring set last weekend, need assistance please! 2 Replies

Started by Mary Brannian. Last reply by Mary Brannian Apr 19, 2016.

Chinese Pomander Earrings 1 Reply

Started by Kelly Perrenoud. Last reply by Nancy Snellings Mar 29, 2016.

Mark on pendant 1 Reply

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by Kelly Perrenoud Feb 29, 2016.

Scottish antique sterling silver Kilt Pin/brooch 1 Reply

Started by Anna Bondarenko. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Feb 24, 2016.

Vintage Paradise Bird Pin/Brooch

Started by Anna Bondarenko Feb 24, 2016.

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Comment by Liz Bryman on July 21, 2017 at 12:50pm

Kenneth Jay Lane, jewelry designer extra-ordinaire, dead 7/20/2017, 85:

The fashion jewelry world has lost one of its premier icons: Kenneth Lane, KJL, or affectionally our Kenny, who made fashion jewelry a/k/a costume jewelry not only acceptable in toney circles but outrageously fashionable among the rich famous. He, and only he, has put American fashion jewelry design first on the international map. Google him today and read especially the NY Times coverage of his long and colorful career.

Personally I experienced several brushes with KJL over the years, the first in 1971 when he came with his in-store trunk show to The Blum Store in Philadelphia where I was the jewelry buyer. Later we touched base again in New York City at various events, including the Goossens preview party for the Christie's auction of Chanel jewels. Kenny was a guest, here's my photo of him with a Goossens model:

Kenneth Lane at Goossens Chanel at Christie's Preview Party

and here are a couple of my earlier buzzes about  KJL archived on the Wayback Machine, an Internet archive:

Jewelry Designer's Gem of An Insult (and to think Harrice was so nice about it)

No Kidding--Buzz: KJL and Christie's Party; Update

and of course a priceless screenshot of Kenny selling his own jewelry designs on QVC, as I watched it on TV:

Kenneth Lane Live on QVC

Kenny may have been the greatest Faker of Jewelry of all time but to everyone who was fortunate to meet him he was a most genuine original.

R.I.P. Kenny, we miss you.

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on April 8, 2017 at 1:54pm

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Comment by Liz Bryman on January 3, 2017 at 3:00pm

Re Tom's comment about 12,000 referring to Euros. Was the Euro around before 1993 when the company went out of business? I don't think so. And the exchange would never have been twelve dollars to 12000 euros. The Euro was at one time one and half times the U.S. dollar.
OTH, the so called "old franc" was around until 1960 approx. Even when I lived in France (1961+) and worked briefly in a bank in Paris, the Nouveau Franc was still a novelty to the French people. They kept counting in "old francs" for years thereafter. When the Nouveau Franc became the new official currency the old franc was out. 1 Nouveau Franc (NF) = 100 French (ancients) Francs (FF). I.e., 12,000 Old Francs would equal 120,00 Nouveau Francs, without any centimes (.00). Just put the decimal delineator two digits to the left from right to translate old francs to new. I doubt, however, that these cuff links ever commanded as much so I believe that the 12,000 may refer to something else, not a currency necessarily.

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Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on May 9, 2016 at 10:56am

The Miami Beach Jewelery & Antiques Show will run at the Deauville Beach Resort from February 2-5, 2017, taking a slot one week before the Original Miami Beach Antique Show.

The new show, expected to host more than 120 international dealers, is added to a calendar of seven other fairs organised by The Palm Beach Show Group. They include the New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, which will run this year from November 9-13 at Pier 94, and the flagship show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on February 15-21.

US Antique Shows, organisers of the Original Miami Beach Antique Show, have announced that the event will relocate to a new venue and a later slot in 2017.

Next year’s move to the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center follows the impending closure of the Miami Beach Convention Center for a $600m renovation. The show’s dates will be February 10-13.

Source: https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2016/new-jewellery-and-an...

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on April 27, 2016 at 9:12pm

Round pierced metal thing is lid for potpurri jar/vase, probably pewter.

Looking closer I can see something on back that could be a pin for a brooch. But w/o a pic of the back I can't be sure.

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Comment by DIANE PELL on March 11, 2016 at 11:15am

Hello everyone..I came upon this unique green and gold brooch pin. It has two round makers marks on the inside. I can't make them out they are older and worn. From research it could be Max Neiger but I am not 100%. Does anyone know what these marks could be??

Comment by The Eclectic Element on February 14, 2016 at 12:18am

Thank you so much for the link resource Tom! That's a lot of valuable information gathered :)

As for the tag it does say 12,000 but I looked up the currency because there is a symbol in front of the number and it seems to be Chinese Yuan which is weird because above that it says 'France.'

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 13, 2016 at 2:01am

Elaine if your cuff links have no marks or purity shown they are not gold, probably just a gold wash. Value isn't much, maybe $5.00. Not much demand for them.

 

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