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I need help identifying this brooch :)
I am not seeing any types of marks on this to tell me if it is silver or something else. This could be a vintage brooch and it is hard to say who make it or the real value of this by the photos alone.
I don't see any maker's mark and the metal doesn't look like it is a precious metal. I can't tell what the cabochon is made of from the pictures. It could be plastic, resin or a semi-precious stone like tiger's eye. A better picture would help us identify what it is but I think it is probably just a piece of costume jewelry. It probably isn't worth much but you could check with an antique store to make sure.
What does this marking stand for? It is on I believe a costume brooch pin with enamel and rhinestones.
I believe the jewelers mark on your broach is the mark belonging to Catherine Popesco. A French jewelry designer famous for handcrafted vintage designs as well as some more modern pieces.
Sometimes the vintage pieces themself are worth more than silver price . The silver price helps yes but even vintage costume jewelry can be worth a small fortune even though I have spent a bigger fortune on 92.5 silver jewlery.
I purchased this pearl brooch today. The pearls are absolutely real (teeth tested) and they have an absolutely amazing luster to them. I noticed there's a hallmark on the back, kind a looks like an M with a clamshell? But I've noticed on several of MikiMotos other brooches that it's usually an M with an S for silver not stamped 935.
Does anyone have any more information on this? Or I can identify the makers mark if it's not MikiMoto?
I'm not familiar with the '935' mark but some research states this is a slightly higher grade of silver than the 925 and the 935 is usually used in central Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Argentina, and maybe other European countries.
I believe Mikimoto jewelry is made in Japan and I cannot find any information that states Mikimoto uses the marking '935'.
I did find one 'similar' broach listed for sale on Etsy:
if you want more information, I would suggest you try asking your question on a jewelry site: