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by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help w/ Identifying Designer of 2 Heavy Sterling Bracelets
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: Help w/ Identifying Designer of 2 Heavy Sterling Bracele

The first one is Frederic Jean Duclos, I believe the second is too. He does electroform work.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help with Makers Mark on Ring
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: Help with Makers Mark on Ring

Clark & Coombs, could be Smoky Quartz or just glass.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Nice earrings
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: Nice earrings

Jezlaine, a manfacturer who does lots in this scroll style.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help with marks on ring
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Help with marks on ring

Items marked Silver are usually from China and are often less than 925/sterling.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: help/info in silver markings
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: help/info in silver markings

It's brass, it was used a lot in Mex jewelry, there is even a store in Taxco, Laton (means brass in Spanish) that specilizes in it.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Help with marks on NYMPH ? necklace
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: Help with marks on NYMPH ? necklace

It's an electroform piece from Israel. I don't remember who the maker is but I've seen the mark many times. There was usually a sticker on the piece with the info but they were often removed at the first wear.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: help/info in silver markings
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: help/info in silver markings

Looks like TS-108 so it was made in Taxco after 1979 by an unknown artisan. The grapes were a popular tourist design.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Please help find the author of this works
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Re: Please help find the author of this works

It's not Native American in the least, the vendor you are referencing frequently uses NA terms illegally as Keyword Spamming.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Need help with bracelet
Replies: 2
Views: 2225

Re: Need help with bracelet

It's TH-90 Mexico 925 so sterling, made after 1979 in Taxco, not a known artisan.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: cheetah pendant 925 mark unknown
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: cheetah pendant 925 mark unknown

I've seen the carved amber pieces sold by Rio Grande.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Crane Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1782

Re: Crane Mark

I think I've seen that mark on Peruvian or Columbian pieces.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Native American Ring.
Replies: 2
Views: 2208

Re: Native American Ring.

It looks more like a manufactured Southwest ring rather than actual NA.
NA artisans don't use copyright marks.
Is the mark GMS?
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Native American Earrings - Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

Re: Native American Earrings - Help

Definitely not Native American. The mark is a manufacturer, I think I've seen it ID'd here before but don't remember who. It's the maker of the clips, used by anyone. The earrings look like electroform work from Israel. It's hard to ID them since they often had stickers with the maker's name that we...
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help -Mexican Silver Bracelet, Possibly Antonio Pineda Piece
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Help -Mexican Silver Bracelet, Possibly Antonio Pineda P

It's a copy of a Pineda design by somebody with the initials JDR/JOR, made in Mexico City.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Native American Bracelet?
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Re: Native American Bracelet?

The stone is most likely Turquoise gone green with age and contact with body oils. A lot of these were Southwest trading post pieces, not actually handmade by an NA artisans.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: "SILVER" marked
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: "SILVER" marked

Most things I've seen marked just silver are from China, this looks like it may have had some enamel in it. They are often less than 925/sterling.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: ID mark on earrings - J N with 3 dots
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

Re: ID mark on earrings - J N with 3 dots

They aren't Mexican, they look to possibly be Hopi.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help ID German maker's mark 800DM
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Help ID German maker's mark 800DM

I"ve seen similar pieces listed as Middle Eastern which makes it hard to date since many of their newer pieces are made just like the older ones.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Trying to get information of the earrings I have.
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: Trying to get information of the earrings I have.

The mark is Pineda's in a crown, it was used by a brother of Antonio Pineda. The upper left mark is likely TP-17 so they date 1979 to now.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help on Taxco piece hallmark
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Re: Help on Taxco piece hallmark

I see Hecho en Mexico DF around an eagle head with JPR underneath and Sterling 925 Taxco. It's almost guaranteed to be falsely marked sterling/925. Every one I have seen with an eagle head mark has been made of alpaca, especially the JPR ones. This design is only one of several designs that are rout...

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