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Greetings and Thank You to all who read this. I had recently purchased several vintage jewelry/trinket boxes and 1 of them happen to have an odd rattle in it. I though that perhaps part of the Thorens music player in it had a loose part. When I finally managed the board and felt ajar I tipped the box a little to see if I could identify the problem. I could hear something sliding inside of it and suddenly it popped out a little bit. I knew right away that it wasn't part of the box so I opened the bottom just a little more and a beautiful set of earrings tumbled out into my hand. I called to my wife and we held them under a light and could not believe it. The back of both of them are marked 22k and have a square with a design inside of it. There are 42 Diamonds surrounding 6 Rubies set down the center. They measure 1 and 1/2 inch long and are 3/4s of an inch wide. They are absolutely beautiful and if there is a history attached to them I would love to find out what it is. Anything that anyone can share would be greatly appreciated. My wife and I have quite a few pieces of Jewelry that we know nothing about. Again, Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you, Billy

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Lovely.... I am not a jewelry person but I am sure others will pop in to help you... :)

Lora :)

Billy ... my opinion is that they were custom made.  I don't want to say more than that because I would need to loupe them to see how the stones were set, etc., etc.   I would take them to someone with a GIA certification and ask for an appraisal.  If the other pieces you have are sterling, gold filled or costume,  I am sure many of us can help you identify those pieces.  It's easier because many of us collect signed pieces and can identify hallmarks.   Also, some pieces of fine jewelry are easy because the settings and designs clearly identify them as coming from a specific Era, such as Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco, etc.

I work with an estate jeweler, so please post more photos and we'll try to help you.

Best Wishes,

Y

Y, Thank You for your response, I do appreciate the help. Can you give me any guidance on what I should post for pictures. I will try my best to get close up photos of what you might recommend. Again, Thank You and everyone else for your help, Billy

Hi, nice find.  What is the design in the square.  All my jewelry books are packed to move so I cannot look it up for you.  You may be able to google jewelry marks and find what the square with design means.

Shirley

Daffodil Hill Browsery

Hi Shirley, thank you for responding. The hallmark, like the earrings is one that I have never seen. I will try to magnify it better and post a picture that way. For me the Jewelry or Trinket box is quite beautiful. It looks perhaps victorian and has a print of the 1774  P. Maleuvre sculpt titled "La Boudoir" affixed to a mirror which would be the top as the mirror is only visible when opened. I will post a photo of it and perhaps that will help. It get's overwhelming because I have items that I can look at and admire but can't find any pertinent information on. I have a watch that a very nice lady was  so into researching she was sending me updates on Christmes day. I do know that some of them are of value but without knowing who made them or when I am afraid to even guess what they are worth. Sorry for rambling, thanks again for your help and I will post the pictures as soon as possible.... I will try my best not to drive anyone batty with this kind of stuff and if I do just let me know please.....Billy

Good Morning Everyone, I have attached a close up of the hallmark on the earrings. I also used a histrogram program and it highlighted the raised portion and created I believe a DS on the embedded portion. There looks to be a copyright symbol or additionalo hallmark just off to the side of it as well. I have also added some photos of the trinket box. They were trapped or hidded down in the felt portion and I am amazed they weren't found before now or even worse destroyed. It turned out to be the loose framing that was rattling around. I never realized just how caught up you can get in trying to identify this stuff. Again, Thank You All for your help.... Billy

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Hi Billy, your jewelry box is very nice.  I believe it is an early 1900's item.  I collect that type when I see them.  My mother had one that she used as long as I can remember which goes back to the early 1940's.  She used her's for make up on her dressing table.  They come in different sizes and different pictures.  My husband restored several of them for me as they are usually in need of repair.   I cannot identify the earring mark at this time as my books are packed.  You could also go to the library and find a book on jewelry marks and maybe find your mark there.

Thanks for the pictures   Shirley
 
billygreeneyes said:

Hi Shirley, thank you for responding. The hallmark, like the earrings is one that I have never seen. I will try to magnify it better and post a picture that way. For me the Jewelry or Trinket box is quite beautiful. It looks perhaps victorian and has a print of the 1774  P. Maleuvre sculpt titled "La Boudoir" affixed to a mirror which would be the top as the mirror is only visible when opened. I will post a photo of it and perhaps that will help. It get's overwhelming because I have items that I can look at and admire but can't find any pertinent information on. I have a watch that a very nice lady was  so into researching she was sending me updates on Christmes day. I do know that some of them are of value but without knowing who made them or when I am afraid to even guess what they are worth. Sorry for rambling, thanks again for your help and I will post the pictures as soon as possible.... I will try my best not to drive anyone batty with this kind of stuff and if I do just let me know please.....Billy

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