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by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Zuni Frog KH 925 (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: Zuni Frog KH 925 (?)

It may not even be NA, the majority of NA jewelry uses the Sterling stamp instead of 925.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: LPAC - Hecko in Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: LPAC - Hecko in Mexico

The mark is Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico), the other mark is Alpaca, for the metal, an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc, no silver. The inlay could be Abalone or a blue resin with chips in it to resemble turquoise. Pics would of course help narrow it down.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: enameled mexico brooch mask need help identifying
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: enameled mexico brooch mask need help identifying

It says Sterling Mexico around the 925, the eagle 3 mark for Taxco and a conjoined JF for Jeronimo Fuentes who did lots of enamel pieces. They are often mistakenly attributed to Jose Frederico.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help identifying where this brooch came from?
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: Help identifying where this brooch came from?

That eagle head mark has no relation to the eagle mark used on silver. This most likely made of alpaca, an alloy with no actual silver in it. Unfortunately many alpaca pieces are falsely marked sterling/925.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun May 17, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Need Help With ID Of Indian Earring Made In Mexico
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Re: Need Help With ID Of Indian Earring Made In Mexico

Since they are Mexican then they aren't Indian. The stones aren't Turquoise, they are white chips of some sort in a colored resin, this technique is used a lot in Mexican jewelry. T marks like these were used after 1979 and there were 100's issued, many were just jobbers, if it was a name maker ther...
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexican? Please help
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Re: Mexican? Please help

The marks are a bit too magnified to see well but they don't seem to be Mexican at all. A pic of the piece is always helpful in ID.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: NA Squash Blossom Necklace
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Re: NA Squash Blossom Necklace

The maker is Willie Haley, Navajo. Maybe the rusty links are replacements?
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Need Help Identifying Hallmark - Zuni?
Replies: 3
Views: 4041

Re: Need Help Identifying Hallmark - Zuni?

That's actually somewhat incorrect. There is no one named Tracey Knifewing. Ray Tracey and Knifewing Segura used to collaborate on pieces and used that mark, although I am not sure if I have ever seen one of their dual pieces. Ray Tracey does work like this, and has for a while, and still uses the s...
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help identify: sterling turquoise brooch
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

Re: Help identify: sterling turquoise brooch

It isn't Native American, it's Mexican. A common piece by an prolific but unknown maker. The stone is a glass simulant, not real Turquoise.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Beautiful enamel-on-silver earrings, no maker's stamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Re: Beautiful enamel-on-silver earrings, no maker's stamp?

The S925 mark and construction are indicative of Chinese origin. The 80's date is probably spot on. They are lovely but were inexpensive to purchase and usually made in multiples.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Rosary Mark from 1830
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Re: Rosary Mark from 1830

Yup, the date relates to the saints vision, has nothing to do with the year of manufacture.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help to Identify mark on Sterling & Agate Necklace
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Re: Help to Identify mark on Sterling & Agate Necklace

Definitely not Native American, it's a very new, likely mass produced piece.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: ID Mexican Silversmith
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: ID Mexican Silversmith

The piece is from Mexico City, as shown by the DF mark, Marmolejos worked out of Taxco. It's also an extremely common tourist design, not likely done by a known artisan.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Silver Bengal with Turquoise Unknown Hallmark?
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Silver Bengal with Turquoise Unknown Hallmark?

Bangles are solid round/oval bracelets, this is a cuff.
It's most likely Native American/Navajo but I didn't find the mark in my books.
It's highly likely sterling or at least coin/900 silver but would have to be tested to be sure.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Any info at all - starting with origin
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Re: Any info at all - starting with origin

It's definitely not Mexican, looks Middle Eastern or Tibetan.
You may want to test it to be sure it's really sterling.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Need help identifying tribe/maker
Replies: 3
Views: 8986

Re: Need help identifying tribe/maker

Yup, Felley, a Southwest manufacturing comany, the 90 is the year it was made. I have the matching pendant.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Native American? Broken/Squiggly Arrow with S for the shaft.
Replies: 5
Views: 3657

Re: Native American? Broken/Squiggly Arrow with S for the sh

Be careful with that site, it has lot of errors. It's great for a starting point but I always do extra research to be sure it's correct.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Silver plate or aluminum? age? background?
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Re: Silver plate or aluminum? age? background?

It's from India, around the 1980's, an alloy or very low grade silver, sold in quantity at ethnic stores and the like.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Silver and onyx earrings with unknown mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: Silver and onyx earrings with unknown mark

It's WMCO for Wheeler Manufacturing
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Help with this marking please
Replies: 5
Views: 2717

Re: Help with this marking please

Yes, they are also marked sterling.

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