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Linnie

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Are these natural gemstones? Can you tell what they might be? 9E5C2F9C-F82B-4917-8099-8EC63B102B99.jpeg D65BCD1D-63B5-4C52-B631-069B27C487AC.jpeg
 

LD

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They could be anything including paste believe it or not. Impossible to tell I’m afraid.
 

stracci2000

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It looks like a fur clip.
Being that they are set into sterling, I would venture to guess they could be paste as @LD has said. But we can't tell by a photo.
It needs a good cleaning and a few stones need replaced. Then it will sparkle!
 
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I’m guessing blue topaz, but it would be easier to visually id if the stones were cleaned. A little mild soap with a soft toothbrush should do the trick.
 

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I was just reading on geology.com that irradiated blue topaz wasn't on the market until after about 1970.

Before then, natural blue was very rare, as most topaz was yellow or brown.

So if this fur clip dates before 1970, and being that it is sterling, I would think it is paste. I think dress and fur clips were long out of fashion by the early 70's.
 
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LD

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I’m guessing blue topaz, but it would be easier to visually id if the stones were cleaned. A little mild soap with a soft toothbrush should do the trick.

It was the waxy look that made me think paste - if it’s because the stones need cleaning they may well be something else.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Are these natural gemstones? Can you tell what they might be? 9E5C2F9C-F82B-4917-8099-8EC63B102B99.jpeg D65BCD1D-63B5-4C52-B631-069B27C487AC.jpeg

A fur clip sounds so luxurious and glamouse no matter what its made off
it reminds me of my grandma
its a gorgeous colour

if it turns out to not be topaz there are places on Esty that repair and restore coustume jewlery
Its too pretty to languish unworn for want of a couple of sparkles
 

Linnie

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A fur clip sounds so luxurious and glamouse no matter what its made off
it reminds me of my grandma
its a gorgeous colour

if it turns out to not be topaz there are places on Esty that repair and restore coustume jewlery
Its too pretty to languish unworn for want of a couple of sparkles

Thank you. It’s very pretty and quite heavy in real life. The picture came out a bit blurry.
 
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