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William1967

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Can anyone tell me anything about this piece? It was in a rather wet environment and everything around it, bronze, copper nickel etc had corroded or rusted and this piece was in good condition. From my limited research I saw an identical one with different stones listed as being 18k gold and rather old, possibly late 1800's. It's slightly smaller than a quarter. One stone looks to be a ruby or garnet and the other possibly a diamond. No markings but I think that the markings on these were on the ring that holds the chain but I can't see any. Any info or educated guesses welcome. 20200803_000509.jpg 20200803_000600.jpg
 

stracci2000

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Wow, this is beautiful! I love the spider!
It has the right color for gold.
If so, then the stones are probably diamond and ruby.
You should have the metal tested by a jeweler or pawn shop to be sure.
 

Bron357

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How sweet.
if there’s no hallmark it’s possible that it is gold lined / filled.
Back in the day jewellery was sometimes silver with a decent coating of gold over the top.
 

William1967

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Had it tested with a laser gun looking thing at a reputable jeweler/coin dealer. It tested at 16k gold. The ruby is real also. Scrap price offered was $315 weight is 8g. I saw another one almost identical that was from the late 1800's.
 

Begonia

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Had it tested with a laser gun looking thing at a reputable jeweler/coin dealer. It tested at 16k gold. The ruby is real also. Scrap price offered was $315 weight is 8g. I saw another one almost identical that was from the late 1800's.
Hell no! Many would give you a lot more including myself! With verification of course.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Had it tested with a laser gun looking thing at a reputable jeweler/coin dealer. It tested at 16k gold. The ruby is real also. Scrap price offered was $315 weight is 8g. I saw another one almost identical that was from the late 1800's.
So its a keeper ?
 

William1967

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Probably going to sell it so I can get a really nice watch. Definitely not going to scrap it I was told that it was from the late eighteen hundreds. What do you think would be a good asking price?
 

PreRaphaelite

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Check out Etsy and eBay for 15k English antique lockets, so that you can come up with comparable items to decide your price.

Gorgeous locket!
 

William1967

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After reading some of the horror stories about scams on higher priced jewelry and watches on ebay. I may just have to scrap it after all.
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Please go to loupetroop dot com and you can quickly make a profile and easily list that gorgeous spooky locket!

List the details you gave us here and sell it for the price he gave you scrap and someone will adore and cherish it & you'll still get the same amount.

If you have any questions about LT don't hesitate to ask!
 
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