"looks like a silver overlay glass vase to me (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_overlay) i have had many pieces and they can be as old as the late 1800's right the much younger .. you may even be able to find your design on other pieces just…"
"the pink flamingo trinket box is a satin glass (also known as frosted glass )and they were popular in the 70's to 80's you could get all colours and all different animals and birds (cats, dogs, elephants, parrots etc ) they usually sold…"
"i do look for marks and usually don't buy if not marked but you never know there are definitely nice unmarked pieces out there i will try to get a close up of the stone but my camera is not that good for closeups no matter what setting i have…"
"On u-tube (I saw it yesterday) a fellow demonstrated testing for gold. He said his kit cost him $20. on the internet. He showed how easy it was to test for gold. If you handle gold as junk gold it's good info.
I carry a Loupe with…"
"Gold does not corrode or acquire a patina, though it can simply get dirty.
If it is gold leaf, then the gold can simply wear off over time.
Looking at the photos, I'd say they are brass, maybe gold plated with signs of wear at best.
Can we see…"
"i am not sure it is real turquoise i meant it only as in the colour turquoise there is not an markings on them to say they are gold and i don't have a tester the patina on the ball of it made me think brass looking at the stone with my…"
"Yes they are antique cuff links, HOWEVER they were also used as buttons for tuxedo shirts, AND the ladies also used them on their finery. Note, solid blue turquoise is called Persian turquoise and is the finest available. Seems strange that they…"