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Identifying a Brooch?

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Identifying jewelry such as a brooch can be difficult, particularly if there are no markings to suggest silver or gold content for the setting. Research on line might help, but a trip to a specialist in jewelry identification may be in order especially if you believe the piece to have value.
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February 10, 2020

I need help identifying this brooch :)

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A metal brooch with the stone removed.
 
The back of a metal brooch.
 

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February 11, 20200 found this helpful
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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.

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I would like to suggest that you go to an antique shop in your area that sells similar items and talk to them. They will be able to tell you more about this.

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February 11, 20200 found this helpful
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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.

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December 17, 2015

What does this marking stand for? It is on I believe a costume brooch pin with enamel and rhinestones.

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The back of a vintage brooch.
 

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October 6, 20170 found this helpful
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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.

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It would probably be worth your time to do some more research on the particular piece that you have as some are fairly valuable.

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November 24, 20180 found this helpful
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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.

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February 10, 2022

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.A silver brooch with pearls.

 

Does anyone have any more information on this? Or I can identify the makers mark if it's not MikiMoto?

A silver brooch with pearls.
 
A silver brooch with pearls.
 
A silver brooch with pearls.
 
The back of the silver and pearl brooch.
 

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February 11, 20220 found this helpful
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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.

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Your broach looks a lot like art deco/art nouveau: maybe from around 1930s - 1950s.

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:
www.etsy.com/.../935-silver-brooch-made-in-israel...

if you want more information, I would suggest you try asking your question on a jewelry site:

www.antiquers.com/.../

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