Hand made chain with hook and eye.
Vintage Hinged Collar Necklace
- $1,100 plus s/h
Paula says - "In my opinion, this necklace shows design characteristics and workmanship of being Native American made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
Five panels are 1" wide x 3" long along the outside edges.
Malachite has been carved into ornaments
and worn as jewelry for thousands of years, and in some ancient civilizations
it was thought to be a protection from evil if worn as jewelry. Malachite is generally
found with blue Azurite, and sometimes the two may occur admixed or banded together,
forming "Azure-malachite". Read
Is it Mother of Pearl or Abalone?
Mother of pearl,
also known as nacre, is the outer coating of pearls and is also a protective layer
that forms the lining of some mollusks including abalone. It is strong, resilient,
and iridescent, which means that it changes color as the angle of view or the
angle of light changes. Mother of pearl from most mollusks has a milky white or
silver appearance, whereas mother of pearl from abalone has dark rainbow hues.
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|