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    Art historian and devout NCN Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Nora's Avatar
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    Default Early 19th century brooch (1830 - 1850) (?)

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    This is up for sale at a Tel Aviv auction house for 400 USD.
    15 kt. rose gold. 3 old cut diamonds. Basra pearls (one missing) and enamel painting on copper.
    Lot no. 2649 http://auctions.egozigallery.com/auc...D=60&Item=2649
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    Looks like 400 is the starting price, but if you are the only person, you can get lucky. She's covered in jewels!
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    If you buy before the auction, the price for this brooch will be 400 USD + IVA. This is their policy.
    I have bought there two pieces before:

    A ring with SS keshi, 18 kt. + diamond for 350 USD Attachment 30710

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    16" 50 ct. 143 pearls, biggest 5.7, smallest 3.7 for 100 USD
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    That is a great policy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    That is a great policy!
    Agree. I wish others would do the same
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    Hi Nora,

    Downside on the lovely brooch is the missing sections of enamel in that recessed ring inside the circle of pearls. However the picture of the girl is charming.

    Your $100 strand of naturals was a huge bargain, congratulation on that great score. They'll look great with a suitable clasp.
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    Thanks for the comment Kiwipaul!

    You have good eyes

    Interesting thing about those pearls is that when I bought them they looked kind of miserable and not interesting. I had to buy them for what they were.
    After a good bath, and few wears, they started to glow and I have this strange feeling that every day they get better and better, kind of deep glow.
    Nora

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    Nora, Do let us know on the brooch. It is delightful. And your strand of naturals, they needed you to bring out their beauty! You have a great eye for quality antique.
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    Thank you Pattye!
    I'm not going for the brooch (I never wear them). I just wanted to show this for those on the forum that might be interested.
    Nora

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