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lala646

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I found out what the necklace is! It's made from Georgian era fusee cocks from pocket watches!
I showed it on an antiques forum, and someone knew right away what it was. Yay!
Here's a necklace on Ebay

Yours is so much nicer than that example too, with those charming little faces!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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There was an estate sale down the street, and I found a few goodies there.
These flow blue bowls are super!
WH Grindley, 1891-1914
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This interesting necklace and locket are quite old.
I think the pieces were not originally a necklace. Maybe they were game pieces? I need to do more research. They are gold plated. Each piece has an etched design. Look at the little faces!
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This is a Lladro goose.
I have been looking for Lladro for years and years. Finally found one!
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And who can pass up a full 3.4 oz. bottle of Chanel for $5.00? It smells divine.
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Great baragins
I have a few pieces of Lladro new from when nice high street jewlers sold it.
I really love it
It seems to have held its price quite well here for pre-loved on the local 'eBay' type site
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I found out what the necklace is! It's made from Georgian era fusee cocks from pocket watches!
I showed it on an antiques forum, and someone knew right away what it was. Yay!
Here's a necklace on Ebay

Oh great find !
And that didn't take long at all
 

stracci2000

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@stracci2000 can you wear the watch parts as a necklace? I don’t see a clasp in the picture but thought maybe it’s long enough for over the head.

Yes, it has a clasp.
I am really stoked about this find.
Each of these pieces is like a tiny work of art.
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This may be George III

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This is what it looks like in the watch
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YadaYadaYada

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@stracci2000, you look like royalty, now all you need is a tiara. Surely there has to be one at an estate sale just waiting to be bought ;-)

Seriously this is amazing, I haven’t seen anything close to this in my travels, quite a treasure.
 

stracci2000

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@stracci2000, you look like royalty, now all you need is a tiara. Surely there has to be one at an estate sale just waiting to be bought ;-)

Seriously this is amazing, I haven’t seen anything close to this in my travels, quite a treasure.

Oh girl, I have tiaras.
The pageant crown is from my antique mall. Unbelievably, it was only $13.00. The other was from a yard sale, and I overpaid at $5.00 :lol:
One for each of us.... we'll take turns wearing them when you come to visit!
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Roselina

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Oh girl, I have tiaras.
The pageant crown is from my antique mall. Unbelievably, it was only $13.00. The other was from a yard sale, and I overpaid at $5.00 :lol:
One for each of us.... we'll take turns wearing them when you come to visit!
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OMG! I love that!!
 

stracci2000

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Found this little English fellow. I don‘t usually wear yellow gold, but it screamed „take me, take me, I‘m so lonely“! Might come back for help with the marks. 9BCE4810-F3E4-43C0-A29A-32BD8C53CCE9.jpeg

Hey, this is really nice!
What to the assay marks say?
There are some good charts out there to help decipher.
 

YadaYadaYada

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@Roselina, the sapphires in your new band are such a pretty blue, sometimes they are way too dark to appreciate. Looks great on your hand too!
 

Roselina

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@Roselina, the sapphires in your new band are such a pretty blue, sometimes they are way too dark to appreciate. Looks great on your hand too!

Thank you! It‘s a cute little band. And I was surprised by the blue as well. One is much lighter and one big window but the middle one is nice. And they are so small so no one would notice the imperfections.
 

stracci2000

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@YadaYadaYada @Roselina @SparklieBug
I am still excited about it. I really love vintage and antique pocket watches, so it was really uncanny that this is made from watch parts.

I had no idea what it was when I grabbed it at this estate sale.
I'm still amazed that these pieces date to the Georgian period.
Here's one selling on Ebay:
 

Bluemuse

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Found this little English fellow. I don‘t usually wear yellow gold, but it screamed „take me, take me, I‘m so lonely“! Might come back for help with the marks. 9BCE4810-F3E4-43C0-A29A-32BD8C53CCE9.jpeg

So pretty, @Rosalina! You found one, yay!
There must be some crazy sapphire juju in the air. I found one on Friday that I couldn’t walk away from either, a three stone. Price was way too good. Glad I’m not the only obsessed person here:lol:
It’s lovely, enjoy!
 

YadaYadaYada

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Thanks, @YadaYadaYada !! I love your growing OEC collection! I keep running into really pretty ones also. I’m trying to be as discriminating as possible, so I don’t go overboard. Why does treasure hunting have to be so fun?!
Thanks! Old cut diamonds are like potato chips apparently! It’s so hard not to buy them all.
 
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