Dating vintage jewelry by clasps

Published: 26.04.2017

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MORE adopted the generic name "duette" when referencing this type of convertible jewelry.

Old c-clasp Collecting vintage jewelry requires learning the various clues to dating a piece. For example, old c clasps on brooches generally indicate that piece is.

Pin Clip or "Fur Clip". This pin has a LEVER CATCH on the back. Vintage pearl pieces are often set with glue as are many of the less expensive rhinestone pieces. Since Hollycraft was not a huge manufacturer like Coro or Trifari, and had a more defined style, this information is not of great use in identifying general styles of the decade. The clasp or catch shown here is from a s pot metal brooch. To be alerted when NEW ITEMS are added to the site, please e-mail jane morninggloryantiques. Tongue and groove catch circa s.

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At the bottom is a round link called a SPRING RING that opens so that a locket can be attached. The early C clasp continued to be very popular and was used on jewelry up until the early s when the safety catch was invented. Antique Victorian Edwardian Lady W Flowing Hair In Huge Bubble Glass Pin Brooch.

Pastes were not the quality we have today therefore seeing a yellow residue is an excellent clue for identifying vintage pieces. Combination clip-back and pierced earring combination for extra security, sometimes called a "French clip".

Dating Jewelry - Georgian to early Victorian

Dating Vintage Jewelry - Vintage or Vintage Inspired? Pin Clip or "Fur Clip". Vintage in Seattle Auctions: Aurora Borealis is often referred to as AB. Most of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.

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