Costume Jewels/Necklace

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QUESTION: Hi
I picked up this necklace at a yard sale because I found it to be interesting. The pendents or whatever they are unscrew and separate into half's. There are what look like little springs hanging off the sides. I was hoping you could tell me something about it.
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Ray

ANSWER: Wow!! What an amazing find :) The dangling things I will need a close up, they look asian. The clasp that opens and closes the necklace does not really match,it is kind of newer and cheap looking, do you think it is original to the necklace? Is the metal is the same? It is interesting that the dangles open up.. WOnderif you can put little thingsin them like powder or pills..
Valerie

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QUESTION: I don't think the clasp is original because it looks to be gold tone. I do not see any markings on the clasp but it is soldered on. The total weight is 42 grams. I really do not know it is made from, but I do not think it is silver. I could be wrong!! Do you have any idea about the makers mark?

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I do not know this maker and no longer think it is Asian.. Thinking middle Eastern gypsy type. I cannot tell you very much becasue I am not an expert in this type jewelry. Does not look sterling silver, but I love it it is charming and so unique! Wish I could solve your mystery a little better.. Hope I stir you in a better direction.
Valerie  

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Valerie Terracciano

Expertise

I can look at pictures and tell if it is costume or fine jewelry and I also have done appraising by photos. I know how to identify makers by their signatures and initials, hallmarks.

Experience

I have 20 years of experience pricing and selling vintage costume jewelry. I have sold on EBay for over 10 years and have worked over 100 antique shows worldwide selling buying and collecting antique jewelry. I have recently opened my first online webs tore where I am selling my costume jewelry http://www.vintagejewelrydeal.com

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I do not belong to any organizations.

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I have most of my publicans on my own website.

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Self educated through 20 years of reading researching books and Internet.

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