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by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Help with this marking please
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Re: Help with this marking please

I have 2 bracelets with the same mark but haven't been able to find anything either. It looks like a snail to me.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Large Intricate Silver necklace marked RA only.
Replies: 3
Views: 7464

Re: Large Intricate Silver necklace marked RA only.

It's definitely not Taxco nor NA, the Rajasthan info is correct, it's a place in India. These can be bought from wholesalers in the same designs as older ones so age is hard to determine. They are often 800 or 900 silver.
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Help with a Native American silver jewelry hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 5503

Re: Help with a Native American silver jewelry hallmark

I am fairly certain this is a company mark and not an artisan mark. I haven't been able to find out what company uses it but I've seen it so many times on different styles that I don't believe it is true NA.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Not sure of hallmark on necklace that is a series of dashes
Replies: 2
Views: 2302

Re: Not sure of hallmark on necklace that is a series of das

It's not Native American. I have a similar necklace and it looks to be East Asian or some other foreign country.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Need info on Sterling Ring Marked "RMT" Half Moon w/ R
Replies: 2
Views: 4181

Re: Need info on Sterling Ring Marked "RMT" Half Moon w/ R

The crescent R mark is for Relios, a SW manufacturing company owned by Carolyn Pollack. The RMT mark is for Rod Tenorio, a Santo Domingo native who designed it. Since it's factory made it doesn't qualify to be called Native American.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help Identify this Native american hallmark
Replies: 2
Views: 3193

Re: Help Identify this Native american hallmark

Not NA, Wheeler Manufacturing.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: I on top of a S
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: I on top of a S

Shube's Manufacturing, also known as Dakota West.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Need help with huge sterling silver bracelet
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Need help with huge sterling silver bracelet

Any possibility it's Frederic Duclos? He does electroform pieces like this. A lot of it also comes from Israel.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Assistance with Maker's Mark & Item Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Assistance with Maker's Mark & Item Identification

I've got the identical piece but the marks are too worn to read. The stones are glass, not Coral, I've seen them in black and green glass too.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Sterling US State Charm need help identifying hallmark
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Sterling US State Charm need help identifying hallmark

The first one is the Kachina mark of Maisel's Trading Post.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexico sterling silver earrings help
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Mexico sterling silver earrings help

The double C is just a mis-stamp. There is an explanation of the "T" marks in the Mexican marks section here.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexico sterling silver earrings help
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Mexico sterling silver earrings help

They are from Taxco, any time after 1979. The inlay isn't a stone but usually an enamel or other type of material. The artisan is most likely someone who does piece work for wholesalers. If you go to the World Marks link at the top of the page there is a section on Mexican marks.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri May 25, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New member w/question about "magnet testing"
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Re: New member w/question about "magnet testing"

A magnet is only useful to rule out items that aren't silver, many silver colored metals with no actual silver, like alpaca/nickel silver won't attract a magnet either.
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue May 22, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: D in Box hallmark Help - hollow cast sterling earrings
Replies: 4
Views: 4125

Re: D in Box hallmark Help - hollow cast sterling earrings

It's the mark for Varsano, an Israeli company. The process is electroforming, they are more likely from the 80's.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu May 17, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: help with these marks
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: help with these marks

I've seen that design many times in newer Mex pieces, could it be 925 Mex?
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu May 03, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Please hwlp identify the makers mark on this piece
Replies: 1
Views: 2110

Re: Please hwlp identify the makers mark on this piece

It looks to be a double stamped Mexican eagle mark. There would be a number in the center that may help ID the maker but many eagle marks were used by more than one artisan.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed May 02, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Please help with this sterling silver designer!!! :)
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: Please help with this sterling silver designer!!! :)

That's the earlier mark Carolyn Pollack used when her company was Carlisle Jewelry, it was still used after they stopped using the name. She also owns Relios and does designs as just Carolyn Pollack.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Makers mark ID Help please
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Re: Makers mark ID Help please

Bat Ami, an Israeli designer.

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